Comics Art Museum

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The Comics Art Museum, an accomplished attraction located in the heart of Brussels!

In an exceptional Art Nouveau building designed by Victor Horta, the Smurfs lead the way to all comic strip secrets, through permanent and temporary exhibitions covering the works from the pioneers to the most recent trends of the 9th art.
  • Close to Central Station • Public Transport : bus, tram and metro (Rogier, Botanique).
    • Paying Public Car Parkings.
  • 2,6 Rogier - Botanique
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  • Opening times

    25/02/2022 - 11/09/2022: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 5,00 € - Jeunes: 9,00 € - Senior: 9,00 € - museumpassmusées: 0,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

The exhibition Comics at the Louvre, presented by the Comics Art Museum, invites visitors to rediscover the Louvre through the works of twenty reknown comic strip artists. In focusing on each universe and the different thematic angles the exhibition shows how this cultural hotspot and its collections inspired them for a variety of powerful narratives and thoughts on Art and creation. The exhibition, which stems from a partnership with the Louvre and publishing house Futuropolis, introduces a collection that invites comic artists and offers them a carte blanche as well as unlimited access to the galleries at the Louvre. The artists incorporate these iconic rooms and confront the works they meet, in order to give rise to unique graphic interpretations that are published as comic albums. From Europe to Asia, from French-Belgian bande dessinée to manga, each of these diverse creations allows for a new view on different art forms, genres and eras. Twenty artists and about 150 works of art have been collected in one spot in order to immerse visitors in all of these approaches of the Louvre, which can be resumed to three main themes. Artists explore the history of the museum and its collections, they recreate daily life in the footsteps of the many visitors and staff, or they unleash their poetic imagination to magnify the works of art. The exhibition proposes an overview of the works of Hirohiko Araki, Charles Berbérian, Enki Bilal, Florent Chavouet, Nicolas De Crécy, Philippe Dupuy, Christian Durieux, Etienne Davodeau, Christian Lax, Stéphane Levallois, Eric Liberge, Li Chi Tak, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Taiyo Matsumoto, Minetarō Mochizuki, David Prudhomme, Jiro Taniguchi, Naoki Urasawa, Bernard Yslaire and Judith Vanistendael. Their strong stories reflect the richness and diversity of the museum's collections and are born from sensitive approaches filled with reflections on Art, its function and its universal language. Curators : Mélanie Andrieu & Fabrice Douar With the exceptional cooperation of the Louvre Museum With the support of the Brussels Capital Region, Visit Brussels, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

  • Opening times

    10/05/2022 - 04/09/2022: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 5,00 € - Jeunes: 9,00 € - Senior: 9,00 € - museumpassmusées: 0,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

In the small village of Saint-Isidore, life is quiet. A little too quiet for young Zaki, who dreams of living the adventures he finds in books. Until the day when Anacharsis, the Great Travelling Storyteller, arrives and tells the inhabitants a story about pirates. When Zaki and his friend Choco learn that the old man is going to leave without finishing his story, they decide to find out the end by themselves. They break into the storyteller's room to read his gigantic collection, and are surprised by that pest Melie and her little sister Loulou. The four children are far from imagining the power of the book they are about to leaf through, or the envy it may attract... Les éditions de la Gouttière A brotherhood of Great Storytellers, a magical book, possible passages between several worlds, a treasure hunt... all fascinating elements that promise an extraordinary adventure ! Alongside the endearing characters of the "Clan of the Wild River", the story, rich in twists and turns, written by Régis Hautière, takes the reader into a captivating imaginary world. This journey into the land of tales is drawn under the sensitive and delicate strokes of Renaud Dillies whose expressive graphic work, accentuated by the dynamic colouring of Christophe Bouchard, alternates styles and moods to carry the story. After having combined their talents on the very poetic titles Abélard and Alvin (Dargaud), the two authors are once again teaming up to offer an original youth series. With this exhibition, the BCSC invites young and old to discover an adventure placed under the sign of friendship and suspense, which celebrates the magic of words, books and stories... The Belgian Comic Strip Center With the support of the Brussels Capital Region

  • Opening times

    27/05/2022 - 05/03/2023: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 5,00 € - Jeunes: 9,00 € - Senior: 9,00 € - museumpassmusées: 0,00 € - Article 27: 1,25 €

Marc Sleen created the drawings for 217 Nero comic books. This is just one series but it includes so many comic books. He achieved a world record which is officially recognised in the Guinness Book of Records. Sir Marc Sleen was also awarded a knighthood by the king. His work and career, however, are also an extremely valuable reflection of a past era. Time passes and pushes us forward, and sometimes we may feel resentful about what has been. To celebrate his centenary year, we are juxtaposing Sleen’s body of work and the universe of his creation with the world as it is today, with the changes that have taken place, with evolution. The images of yesterday sometimes clash with the values we hold dear today. Curation: Noël Slangen & Yves Kerremans with Barly Baruti & Christophe Deborsu An exhibition of the Marc Sleen Foundation With the support of the Brussels Capital Region.

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 €

Chaque dimanche entre le 10 juillet et le 21 août, partez à la découverte des fresques BD de Bruxelles accompagnés d'un guide spécialiste du 9ème art. La visite, organisée au départ du Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, débute à 14h30 et se termine à 17h. Réservation obligatoire au préalable.

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 €

Discover the comic strip walls of Brussels with a guide specialist of the 9th Art. The tour, that starts from the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, starts at 2.30 pm and ends at 5 pm. Prior reservation is required.