Gilberte Ghesquière has bequeathed the most significant donation in the history of KMSKA, after the 1841 Van Ertborn bequest. The bequest with 131 works of art consists mostly of modern art. The donation adds important international names to the KMSKA collection, such as Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delaunay, Le Corbusier, Egon Schiele, Francis Bacon, Tom Wesselman, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The subcollection of abstract art has also been particularly enhanced, with works by Kurt Schwitters and Pierre-Louis Flouquet, amongst others. The museum already possessed a fine overview of modernist sculptures thanks to purchases from the Middelheim Biennales. This bequest also completes the collection of small sculpture with works by Julio González, Pablo Gargallo and Jacques Lipchitz.
- The exhibition TO GIGI will run from 24 September 2023 to 7 January 2024 in the print room and the small sculpture cabinet on the third floor.