The extensive collection of the Museum of Modern Religious Art (MMRA) focuses on modern and contemporary art with a particular inspiration, drawn from ancient tradition, from and for the people of today. The MMRA stands for dialogue and diversity of expression, allowing thus attention to “encounter” and “openness of mind”.
Highlights of the collection include works by Albert Servaes, a statue of Christ in bronze by Constant Permeke, lithographs from Georges Rouault’s Miserere, the Crucified by Gustave Van de Woestijne, original lithographs by Alfred Manessier, etchings by Joan Miró, a painting by Geneviève Asse and much more. The collection grew out of the leading international collection built up last century by the West Flemish priest Jan Ghekiere. In 2007, the collection found shelter in the dome of Koekelberg Basilica.