Kick-start your weekend every thursday

Thursday nights at KMSKA are a new tradition. The museum is open every Thursday evening until 10pm for anyone with an entrance ticket. KMSKA LATE gives you chance to stroll around galleries at dusk to enjoy the collection. Chance to peep behind the scenes to learn about how the museum works. And to enjoy both a cool drink and contemporary interpretations of our art. KMSKA LATE is your special chance to dream. Week after week after week...

Spend your evening with Rubens

Rubens, Bruegel, Ensor, Van Eyck, Jordaens and Fouquet are just some of the artists whose work takes on an extra dimension at dusk. KMSKA LATE is the perfect moment for an intimate encounter with Fouquet’s Madonna. To spend some quiet time with Rubens. Or for your selfie with Rembrandt or Magritte to go viral. Experience our collection more intensely than ever.

Spice up your viewing experience 

There’s a lot more to KMSKA than simply looking at things. This is a place where artists meet. Where they create new masterpieces. Take our Artists in Residence. They surprise and intrigue our visitors with contemporary interpretations of our art in words, music, images and performances. All inspired by KMSKA’s collection, building and countless stories. Add extra spice and intensity to your art experience! Check out our KMSKA LATE calendar!

Turning Heads on the big screen.


A movie night with gems that perfectly complement a visit to the Turning Heads expo.

Vlaams Radiokoor - O nata lux


The Flemish Radio Choir will provide an enchantingly warm and wonderfully intimate Christmas this year.

Andrew Claes - Sax in the Museum


Artist in Residence Andrew Claes designed a digital sensor system to attach to the saxophone for his doctorate, allowing the instrument to send digital data to computers and music synthesizers.

Alma Mahler - door Elise Caluwaerts


In het 19de-eeuwse salon brengt Elise tijdens KMSKA LAAT een ode aan Alma Mahler. Een miskende componiste, die in de schaduw stond van haar echtgenoot en componist Gustav Mahler, terwijl ze zelf een wonderkind was.

Comp.Marius speelt oude meesters


KMSKA LAAT Comp. Marius reflecteren onder Oude Meesters. Geïnspireerd door de gelijknamige roman van Thomas Bernhard reflecteren acteurs Vincent Van den Berg en Kris Van Trier tijdens de voorstelling Oude Meesters op kunst, ouders, onderwijs en politiek. Dat doen ze ernstig én lichtvoetig.



KMSKA LAAT opera en beeldende kunsten versmelten. Zaal Lijden wordt dé ontmoetingsplek voor een cross-over tussen het KMSKA en de voorstelling Ombra van Alain Platel en De Bruyckere voor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.

Goeyvaerts Strijktrio & Capella Mariana


KMSKA LAAT je reizen van polyfonie naar arvo pärt. Laat je ontroeren tijdens een gevarieerde muziektocht met Artist in Residence Goeyvaerts Strijktrio en het Tsjechische Cappella Mariana.

Scherzi Musicali


KMSKA LAAT barokmuziek aan het woord. Artist in Residence Scherzi Musicali gaat in dialoog met de KMSKA-collectie. 

Which cocktail will you choose first? 

Our pop-up Madonna Cocktail Bar puts everyone in the mood for art. Treat yourself to a colourful drink with live music in the monumental De Keyser Room. You don’t even need a museum entrance ticket. Just step inside and enjoy. It's the Finest Afterwork Drink in town!

Fun in the museum

Feeling a touch of evening inspiration? You can count on our regulars at KMSKA LATE. Come and do some drawing in the museum. Copy details or entire masterpieces with KMSKA draws! Or maybe you’d prefer to get creative yourself with the help of our workshop guides at the Open Studio? Whichever you choose, fun is guaranteed!

Hear our paintings speak

Would you like to dive deeper into the KMSKA collection? Our guides and Radio Bart will be ready and waiting on certain Thursday evenings too. Ready to point out fascinating details you might otherwise have missed. Bear in mind that the studio guides, regular guides and Radio Bart will not be around every week, so check the calendar first!

Practical information

  • For whom? For everyone with a ticket on Thursday evening.
  • When? Every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: throughout the museum. Check the calendar online or on the screens in the museum.
  • Price: free with museum ticket, reservation not required, fully booked is full up!