Ensor 2024 - Evening events

The year of 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of James Ensor’s death. Except for three years as a student in Brussels, Ensor (1860-1949) spent his entire life in Ostend. Ostend, the City of James Ensor, will be commemorating this highly renowned resident on a grand scale with a festival that will run from mid-December 2023 to September 2024. With various exhibitions, activities and events, 2024 will be one big Ensor extravaganza.

It goes without saying that a festival like this is the perfect backdrop for a corporate activity. Plan a group visit with your colleagues or business partners and turn it into a truly unique experience by booking an exclusive evening event. You could, for example, receive your guests in a personal atmosphere and offer them a bite and a drink at the participating venue of your choice. The possibilities are almost infinite and can be fully tailored to your wishes.

These evening and night-time events are offered throughout the year, but there are some concurrent events that will allow you to offer your guests a memorable something extra!

  • Rose, Rose, Rose, à mes yeux! - Mu.ZEE

16 December 2023 - 14 April 2024

- This is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the still lifes of Ensor, and also includes works in that genre by Jean Brusselmans, Leon Spilliaert and René Magritte.

- Featuring 40 works by Ensor from private and public collections.

  • Experiential exhibition - Fort Napoleon

16 December 2023 - 14 April 2024

- An experiential exhibition at Fort Napoleon for visitors of all ages!

  • James Ensor: Self-portraits - The James Ensor House

21 March 2024 - 16 June 2024

- Self-portraits comprise an essential and special part of Ensor’s oeuvre.

  • Ensor’s imaginary paradise - Venetian Galleries

15 June 2024 - 30 September 2024

- Ostend was a never-ending source of inspiration to Ensor.

The exhibition examines his special relationship with the city.

  • James Ensor: Satire, Parody, Pastiche - The James Ensor House

19 September 2024 - 12 January 2025

- An exhibition focusing on Ensor’s typical sense of humour and caricatures.

For more information: https://www.ensor2024.be/en

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