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A cultural hotspot not to be missed during the Art Appetizer! This leading museum for ancient, modern, and contemporary art is renowned for its suprisingly distinctive programmes, immersive experiences, non-mainstream artists and art practices.​​​​​​

Although their exhibitions 'Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is' and 'SKIN' already offer a more than fulfilling evening, you can also visit the world premiere of Opera Zuid's Parallax, experience a mindblowing performance of Antoine Berghs, and be the first to find out which young talent wins the Hermine van Bers Foundation Visual Arts Prize. Discover all the details below! 

Margaret Kilgallen: that’s where the beauty is

The Art Appetizer is the perfect opportunity to be turned upside-down and inside-out by the incredible visual complexity of Margaret Kilgallen's work! Bonnefanten is proud to bring this major exhibition to the Netherlands and to give Kilgallen the place in the canon she ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00



Especially for children ages 8 to 12 > Discover during the Art Appetizer SKIN, and learn more about one of the most important elements of humankind. SKIN is more than an exhibition. It's a laboratory and an experimental place to explore together. SKIN invites visitors (young and old) to explore, ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00


World premiere: Parallax - Opera Zuid

Admire the power of opera during the special theatrical song cycle 'Parallax' by composer Jan-Peter de Graaff and director Kenza Koutchoukali about a woman who does everything to prove that the earth is flat. During the Art Appetizer, let Opera Zuid take you on a journey of thoughts and feelings of ... Read more »

20:00 - 20:45

Bonnefanten - 2nd floor


Every half hour as of 19:30 > Carte Blanche: get to know YOUNG OFFICE and be inspired by their fresh view on art! ... Read more »

19:30 - 23:00


Young Talent: Award ceremony Hermine van Bers Visual Arts Prize

Which talented young artist will receive the Hermine van Bers Visual Arts Prize during the Art Appetizer? Joep Hinssen, Floor Martens and Simone Schuffelen are are nominees for the seventh edition in Maastricht. Get to know their work on October 22 and find out who will be named the winner! ... Read more »

21:00 - 21:45

Bonnefanten - Auditorium, ground floor

The Studio #5: Antoine Berghs

During the Art Appetizer, The Studio presents the work of Antoine Berghs, who has been making wooden sculptures and man-sized pencil drawings since 2014, giving shape to texts and rituals centered around his self-image and attempts at ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00


Performance Antoine Berghs

Until Friday 22 October, the exhibition of Antoine Berghs can be seen with closed portals. These will be opened during the Art Appetizer. During a ritual, Berghs takes himself and the people present into a 'parallel world' by means of sound and flashlight. As a visitor, you are guided into Berghs' ... Read more »

21:30 - 23:00

Bonnefanten - Inner tower, 2nd floor

Ooggetuigen - Eyewitnesses

Does art really exist without spectators?" A question that has perhaps been asked more than ever during the 'social distancing' reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bonnefanten shows the perspective of the public with the exhibition 'Eyewitnesses'; a selection of their visitors' favorite works and the ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00


Discover SRAL - The Conservation Institute

When can a work of art be restored? What is authenticity? When is something original? Make sure to drop by the SRAL studio, where restorations are carried out, visible to the public at Bonnefanten. During the Art Appetizer, you are able to talk to these experts about the profession of restoration ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00

Bonnefanten - SRAL Restauration studio, 1e floor

Drinks, Bites & Beats @Café Ipanema

Need some relaxing time? Enjoy a nice drink and the necessary bites at Café Ipanema! ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00

Bonnefanten: Café Ipanema

Museum Shop-till-you-drop

Would you like to take something home with you apart from some great memories? Make sure to pop into the museum shop of Bonnefanten, where you will find a wide collection of art books, original gifts AND must-have merchandise of the Margaret Kilgallen exhibition! ... Read more »

19:00 - 23:00

Bonnefanten - Museum shop, ground floor

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