The S.M.A.K. manages part of the prestigious Matthys-Colle collection and is now showing a selection of works of art from this collection for the first time.

The work ‘Great American Nude #45’, created by American artist Tom Wesselmann in 1963, takes a central place in the exhibition. It was acquired by the Flemish Community and donated to the museum’s collection in 2019. That was the start of a public-private partnership that is unique in Belgium.

Works by other artists such as Bruce Nauman and Claes Oldenburg are on display as well.

This presentation is the starting shot for different projects concerning the Matthys-Colle collection which the museum will develop over the coming years.