Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Discover 700 years of art history from the 15th to the 21st century and the most important collection of fine arts in the oldest cultural institution of Belgium! The Old Masters, Magritte, Fin-de-Siècle and Modern (selection) Museum as well as the studios of artists Antoine Wiertz and Constantin Meunier represent a unique cultural heritage.
3 rue de la Régence - 1000 Bruxelles - T: + 32
(0) 2 508 32 11
Open: Mon-Fri: 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun: 11:00-18:00
Closed: every Monday, 01/01, 2nd Thu in Jan, 01/05, 01/11, 11/11 and 25/12.
The Old Masters Museum narrates 400 years of art history, from the 15th to the 18th century. It is internationally renowned for its Pieter Bruegel the Elder collection – the second largest in the world, enriched with an exclusive virtual dimension – as well as the exquisite collection of Rubens or Jordaens. Rare works of major artists such as Van der Weyden, Bouts, Memling or Bosch are hanging side by side with Van Dyck and Teniers. Finally, the great masters of the Flemish, Dutch, French and Italian schools top off this fascinating journey through Ancient Art.
Ensor, Khnopff, Spilliaert,
Horta, Rodin, Gauguin, Mucha,
Bonnard, … : over 30 major artists await your visit at the
Between 1868 and 1914, Brussels was one of the undeniable cultural crossroads of Europe with its exhibitions, artistic movements, literary salons, … The Fin-de-Siècle Museum immerses you into the heart of this dazzling atmosphere, guiding you through numerous artistic currents and disciplines – from impressionism to Art Nouveau, from fine arts to opera.
The Magritte Museum presents the largest collection of the renowned Belgian artist René Magritte: 230 works and archives are showcased. A ‘must see' according to visitors from around the world, as the museum and its surreal universe never ceases to fascinate all publics. The multidisciplinary space brings together paintings, gouaches, drawings, sculptures and painted objects, as well as advertising posters, musical scores, photographs and films.
The collection of Modern and Contemporary Art (late 18th century to the present), from David to Panamarenko, Alechinsky, Bacon, Dali and Fabre, is the subject of a vast process of revitalization which redeploys it into three multidisciplinary ensembles. Two new spaces have already been created in less than five years, thanks to the enthusiasm of patrons and partners: the Magritte and Fin-de-Siècle Museum. The third space, the new Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (works after 1914) is currently represented by a regularly renewed selection and a contemporary art circuit ... while impatiently awaiting a venue adapted to its ambition.
This museum is situated in the Rue Vautier 62 in Ixelles. Open from Tuesday through Friday, 9-12 & 12:45-17.
The Wiertz Museum is located in the original home and studio of the artist Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865). Between romanticism and fear inducing scenes, immerse yourself in the whirlwind that is the universe of this Belgian painter, sculptor and thinker.
The Meunier Museum is situated in the Rue de l'Abbaye 59 in Ixelles. Open from Tuesday through Friday, 9-12 & 12:45-17.
The former studio and home of the Belgian painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) exhibits mainly works out of his 'second life', in which he focuses on social and industrial evolutions in Belgium.