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The Museum of Contemporary Art Gent, in existence since 1975, is better known in Belgium by its Dutch acronym, S.M.A.K. It was founded with the purpose of complementing the Museum of Fine Arts Gent. The Fine Arts museum, it was thought, was too constrained by its emphasis on the history of art, and thus was missing opportunities to identify new trends in the contemporary art world. With the creation of the S.M.A.K., the museums of Gent would be free to concentrate on what they did best. S.M.A.K. is located across the way from the Fine Arts museum, in a converted casino building.

Phone: +32 / 09 221 17 03

Fax: +32 / 09 221 71 09

Location: Citadelpark, Gent 9000

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