MoMu Connect: Masquerade, Make-up & Ensor

An interactive tour for secondary education through the temporary exhibition.

Visitor information

  • Tickets

  • When

    From 1 October 2024 through 2 February 2025
  • Duration

    1,5 hours
  • Languages

  • For whom

    Secondary education (1st grade)
  • Practical information

    • Tuesday to Sunday between 10 AM - 6 PM
    • Maximum 15 students per guide
    • €105 per guide (including €5 administration costs)

Discover Masquerade, Make-up & Ensor with a MoMu guide who encourages dialogue rather than the traditional monologue.

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

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    Jeroen Broeckx
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    Jeroen Broeckx

Masquerade, Make-up & Ensor presents work by make-up 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.

The students were given a tailored tour and we continued to work on the topic in class. [...] Plenty of wonder and inspiration, but also very clear to our pupils.