Genieve Figgis, detail Ladies at Versailles, 2022

MoMu Expo Visit: Masquerade, Makeup & Ensor

Discover this temporary exhibition with a MoMu guide who unveils the stories behind the exhibits!

Visitor information

  • Tickets

  • When

    From 28 September 2024 through 2 February 2025
  • Duration

    1 hour
  • Languages

    Dutch, French, English & German
  • For whom

    Adults, Young adults
  • Practical information

    • Tuesday to Sunday between 10 AM - 6 PM
    • Maximum 20 persons per guide
    • €100 per guide (including €25 administration costs)

Throughout history, people have viewed makeup with suspicion and compared it to wearing a mask, a mask behind which – in particular – a woman would hide. Today, makeup has become a multibillion-dollar industry that nonetheless confronts us with our physical impermanence, imagined imperfections and existential fears. But makeup is also a means of personal expression, artistic experimentation and freedom.

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    Jeroen Broeckx
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    Jeroen Broeckx

Masquerade, Makeup & Ensor presents work by makeup artists and visual artists who delve more deeply into such themes as the representation of women, physical and digital face filters, distorted body images and the ritual of making up.