In de Sint-Amandskerk
De Coninckplein 5

Het Kunstuur in Roeselare

Masterpieces by Belgian artists from the period 1850 – 1950, exhibited in a unique way. Flemish celebrities talk about their connection with the artist or artwork.

Now in Het Kunstuur Roeselare

First exhibition Roeselare runs from 21/03/23 till 17/03/24

"I sometimes wonder if Valerius De Saedeleer ever took the time to watch the Tour of Flanders."

Storytelling by Tom Boonen

Tom tells a story about Valerius De Saedeleer 'My Neighbour's house' from 1923.

 

"There's that empty chair. Someone should have been sitting there."

Storytelling by Stijn Meuris

Stijn tells a story about Gustave De Smet "Woman at the window on a holiday" from 1935.

"I saw nothing but white. It was so beautiful like in a fairy tale."

Storytelling by Bashir Abdi

Bashir tells a story about Valerius De Saedeleer 'Winter landscape with hay bales' from 1931.

"Frits Van den Berghe was afraid of every coming night."

Storytelling by Hans Bourlon

Hans tells a story about Frits Van den Berghe 'Selfportrait with skull' from 1938.

"In many religions there are discussions about whether or not depict God."

Storytelling by Khalid Benhaddou

Khalid tells a story about Albert Servaes 'Christ on the cross' from 1922.

"I would like to be this lady, she seems happy."

Storytelling by Lieve Blancquaert

Lieve tells a story about Théo Van Rysselberghe 'The sleeping model' from 1924.

"Prudence was not happy in Mechlin. Her man understood her."

Storytelling by Bart Somers

Bart tells a story about Gustave Van de Woestyne "Early spring" from 1926.

"The classroom looks the same as 100 years ago."

Storytelling byAnneleen Van Speybroeck

Anneleen tells a story about Jenny Montigny "Classroom in Deurle" from 1920.

Stories...

Storytelling by Jo De Meyere

Jo tells stories about  Emile Claus, Jenny Montigny, Xavier Mellery, Prosper De Troyer, Oscar Verpoorten, Anto Carte, de broers Gustave en Léon De Smet en Valerius De Saedeleer.

Upcoming exhibition Roeselare

The second exhibition in Roeselare runs from 01/04/24 till 03/11/24

Here on this square, in front of Het Kunstuur, there was a pig market."

Storytelling by Eline Vergauwe, a butcher's wife

Eline tells a story about Prosper De Troyer 'Pig farmer' (1928).

"When I see the lights of the Scheldt, my heart starts beating faster."

Storytelling by Wim Opbrouck, actor

Wim tells a story about Kurt Peiser 'Accordeonist by the Scheldt' (year unkown).

"And I was captivated and I still revere him."

Storytelling by Delphine Lecompte, poet

Delphine tells a story about Gustave Van de Woestyne 'The blind porridge eater' (1928).

"Rik, in a fit of rage, threw the peaches out the window."

Storytelling by Jelle Cleymans, actor and singer

Jelle tells a story about Rik Wouters 'Still life with peaches' (1914).

"Whaaw, hello everyone! I'm kind of extremely happy."

Storytelling by Danny Verbiest, owner tv-dog Samson

Danny tells a story about Joseph Stevens 'Girl with dog' (1849).

"He detected a serious illness in Dora – even claiming she was doomed to die."

Storytelling by Maggie De Block, politician and doctor

Maggie tells a story about Prosper De Troyer 'X-rays' (1928).

"The painting appeals to several senses at the same time."

Storytelling by Tess and Mark Uytterhoeven, TV producers

Tess and Mark tell a story about Prosper De Troyer 'The carillon' (1919).

"I love the seasons. The seasons can make you yearn."

Storytelling by Frank Deboosere, weatherman

Frank tells a story about Valerius De Saedeleer 'Row of trees' (1907) and 'The weaver's house' (1924).

"And look closely at that one detail: a man peeing against a wall."

Storytelling by Bruno De Wever, professor en historian

Bruno tells a story about Constant Permeke 'Jabbeke in 1940' (1940).

"Gustave De Smet acknowledges the depth and melancholy of the circus, it was art, not tricks."

Storytelling by Danny Ronaldo

Danny tells a story about Gustave De Smet's painting "The figure skater" (1928).

"I see myself in this man's expression of lost emptiness. I am this man."

Storytelling by Tommaso Bordoni, clothing designer

Tommaso tells a story about Firmin Baes 'The hobo' (1942).

"I hugged him for the last time on 11 May."

Storytelling by Iryna Sharyhina, Ukrainian refugee

Iryna tells a story about Henri Evenepoel 'Sunday in the Bois de Boulogne' (1899).

"The one was a celebrated painter, the other was an up-and-coming talent."

Storytelling by Kurt De Boodt, poet and expert on painter and sculptor Rik Wouters

Kurt tells a story about Rik Wouters 'Sculpture James Ensor' (1913).

"At the bottom the miner’s helmet, drinking bottle, and pickaxe."

Storytelling by Mil Coenen,former mine-worker

Mil tells a story about Anto Carte 'Piëta' (1918).

"It reminds me of my own long journey, which I will never forget."

Storytelling by Abdufatah Mahadi Said, Het Kunstuur employee

Abdufatah tells a story about Frits Van den Berghe 'Hellish ride' (1929).

Storytelling by Chris Brooker

Chris tells a story about Xavier Mellery, Theodoor Verstraete, Albert Servaes, Gustave Van de Woestyne, Jean Brusselmans, Valerius De Saedeleer, Emile Claus, Anna De Weert, Frits Van den Berghe and Jan Van Beers.

Order your tickets for Roeselare

In order to guarantee your place, we recommend you order your tickets online.

A visit to the exhibition takes exactly one hour with entrees every 20 mins for maximum 8 people at a time.

Click on Order Tickets to view opening times and prices.

You can direct your question to info-roeselare@hetkunstuur.com.

Group formulas

Would you like to book for more than 8 people?
With our group arrangement you can combine a visit to The Art Hour with other activities in Roeselare. For info, send an email to: groepen-roeselare@hetkunstuur.com

Admission fee

Admission fees: between €10 an €18 depending on the date and time of your visit.

     ✔ Free cloak room

     ✔ Free headphones with audio guide

     ✔ Free museum chairs

     ✔ Free (two) wheelchairs at your disposal

     ✔ Toilets for women, men and disabled

Openinghours

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Address

Het Kunstuur Roeselare in the church Sint-Amands.

De Coninckplein 5
8800 Roeselare
Belgium