The Factory is an important link in any visitor’s experience. Overlooking the Flower Show hall, The Factory provides a setting for introductory talks, reflection, in-depth study, rest, debate, play, workshops and so on. The Factory is a 'do-factory': it is here that reports are made, reviews written and critical cartoons drawn. Visitors can watch films, leaf through catalogues, or leave ideas and comments.
During the Hareng Saur exhibition The Factory will be appropriated by James Ensor and his contemporary colleagues. Here visitors can enjoy the beautiful work, De musicus Ensor en zijn solsleutels, from 1939 and savour the masquerade, Hareng Saur, Ensor and contemporary art with Tiong Ang & Roy Villovoy’s Geheugenspel from 2004.
The Factory is an educational production house where active guided tours, Art Immersion Sessions and the ‘Jarig’ birthday parties are devised.
ART IMMERSION SESSIONS
Treat your child to a real Art Immersion. The kids are immersed in the seven delights of art and experience an unforgettable holiday.
Art Immersion – The Bridge
The S.M.A.K. and the MSK in one fell swoop! Visit both museums with Lies and Tascha, look for differences and similarities and discover early and modern artists. For four days we get busy in the studio and work on our own creations. On Friday night we will proudly open the doors to our very own exhibition.
Who: children between 6 and 12 years old
Dates : Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th July 2010 /Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th August 2010
Duration: from 10 am to 5 pm
Price: 100 euro Miscellaneous: bring a packed lunch / meet at the S.M.A.K reception desk.
Info and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
An active voyage of discovery for the young birthday expert and his/her VIPs. The museum guide takes the children around the museum as if they were young experts. The thread in this adventure is the children’s own views and opinions on art. Challenging tasks encourage them to actively look at art and discover the mysteries of the works they encounter. Key words are looking, wonder and doing. The birthday boy or girl is given an exclusive group photo taken next to her/his favourite work of art to take home as a souvenir. If you would like to conclude the journey with a delicious S.M.A.K. Kids birthday cake, this can be arranged in the S.M.A.K.’s café Grade.
Who: children between the ages of 4 and 12
Duration tour: 1.5 hours
Price per guide: 85 euro / for party: 30 euro / cake & drinks not included
Max. 15 participants per guide
Availability: without party: daily / with party: Wednesdays and Saturdays only
Info & reservations:
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Admission prices S.M.A.K.
€6: individual visitors
€4: groups of 15 and more, concession card holders on presentation of membership cards: M HKA, MDD, Wiels, Mudam, MSK, Plus-3-pass, Knack-club card, over-55s and citizens of Ghent (on presentation of identity card).
1 euro: under-26s
free for children and under-18s, group supervisors and carers of people with a disability, or on presentation of a membership card: VMHK (Friends of the S.M.A.K.), teacher’s card, ICOM-card or press card.
Free admission for citizens of Ghent every Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and every day during the Festival of Ghent (on presentation of identity card).
The museum also accepts Culture cheques, the Museum Passe-Partout, the Museum pass and the The Bridge Combi-ticket.
open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
closed on Monday
open on public holidays, except 25th December and 1st January