Artist Constant Permeke wanted his house, "De Vier Winden" in Jabbeke, to be open to the public after his death. The Province of West Flanders was of the same opinion and bought the house and contents with the aim of designing it as a museum. In addition to works of art and archive documents by Constant Permeke himself, the Permeke Museum's collection also includes works by a number of the artist's contemporaries, including works by Frits Van den Berghe. Permeke's daughters supplemented the collection by leaving their father's artworks to the museum.
Today the Permeke Museum functions as a museum for the oeuvre of one of our best-known expressionists, but it is also a meeting place for many contemporary artists. In temporary exhibitions they enter into a dialogue with Constant Permeke