Gemeentelijk Museum Gevaert-Minne
A purpose-built home and studio that mixes monastic and gothic styles with cottage domesticity in the heart of Sint-Martens-Latem.
- Guided Tours
- Education program for children
- Temporary exhibitions
The Flemish painter, poet, composer and writer Edgar Gevaert (1891-1965) moved to Sint-Martens-Latem shortly after his marriage in 1916 to Marie Minne, daughter of the sculptor George Minne (1866-1941), who was also living in the area, drawn to its peaceful, rural quality. Edgar Gevaert specially designed and built this house, which over the next decades would become home to himself, his wife and their eleven children.
The area of Sint-Martens-Latem was then known as an artists' colony, and the museum's current collection explores the history of the area, displaying paintings by Gevaert himself, as well as works by early Sint-Martens-Latem explorers - such as the genre painter Xavier De Cock (1818-1896) - and the so-called 'First Group' of Latem, including the landscape artist Valerius De Saedeleer (1867-1941), Gevaert Minne's father-in-law, George Minne, Albijn Van den Abeele (1835-1918) and the Expressionist Gustave van de Woestyne (1881-1947). The Gemeentelijk Museum Gevaert-Minne also displays work by the second Group of Latem (Leon and Gustave De Smet (1877-1943), Constant Permeke (1886-1952) and the Expressionist and Surrealist Frits Van den Berghe (1883-1939). Occasionally temporary exhibitions that are related to Sint-Martens-Latem also take place.