Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium include the Magritte Museum, the Old Masters Museum, the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum.

The Magritte and Old Masters Museums are located on the Mont des Arts: the former contains the world's largest collection of works by the famous Belgian surrealist! The second offers a journey through the history of art, from Bruegel, Rubens and Jordaens to 18th-century masterpieces.
  • By train: Central Station • Metro: Lines 1-5 ("Parc" or "Gare Centrale" station) • Tram: Lines 92 - 94 ("Royale" stop) • Bus: Lines 27 - 38 - 71 - 95 ("Royale" stop) & Lines 29 - 63 - 65 - 66 ("Parc" or "Gare Centrale" stop) • Car parks: Albertine (Rue des Sols & Place de la Justice) - Deux Portes (Rue de Namur & Boulevard de Waterloo) - Poelaert (Place Poelaert).
  • 1,5 Parc/Park
  • 92,93 Royale
  • Opening times

    21/02/2024 - 21/07/2024: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Etudiants: 10,00 € - Normal: 18,00 € - Seniors: 15,00 € - Jeunes: 10,00 € - Groupe: 15,00 €

FULL EXPERIENCE SURREALISM TICKET Visit the exhibition IMAGINE! 100 years of International Surrealism AND the Magritte Museum with the new Full Experience Surrealism ticket! Immerse yourself for a reduced price, in the surrealist world through Magritte's masterpieces and extend your experience by visiting the exhibition IMAGINE! 100 Years of International Surrealism. IMAGINE! 100 YEARS OF INTERNATIONAL SURREALISM Each partner museum houses the core of the travelling exhibition and enriches it by emphasising its own heritage. In Brussels, the RMFAB will explore surrealism from a symbolist perspective, through more than 130 works of art (paintings, works on paper, sculptures, objects, assemblages, and photographs). IMAGINE! focuses on the connections and similarities, but also the fracture lines between surrealism and symbolism, its precursor. From 1880 onwards, Brussels was an exceptional forum for the arts and the avant-garde, as demonstrated by the exhibitions of the circles “Les XX” and “La Libre Esthétique”. Symbolism, embodied in particular by Rops, Spilliaert, Khnopff, Delville and Minne, saw rapid development in Brussels and largely anticipated the emergence of the surrealist movement. A few decades later, Brussels became a centre for Belgian surrealism. Despite the cultural rupture caused by World War I, the older symbolists and the emerging youth were never fundamentally alienated from each other. From January to July 2024, Belgium will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. What better year to celebrate surrealism, the movement which put Belgium on the map, and found meaning within a European context? What’s more, 2024 also marks the hundredth anniversary of the publication of the 'Surrealist Manifesto' (1924). With IMAGINE!, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium wish to celebrate the centenary of the birth of surrealism in an optimal European context. After Brussels and Paris, the exhibition will travel to the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Fundación Mapfré Madrid, before closing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Curated by : - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium: Francisca Vandepitte, Curator of Modern Art - Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'Art Moderne: Didier Ottinger, Deputy Director in charge of cultural programming at the Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre de création industrielle (MNAM/CCI) & Marie Sarré, Curatorial Attaché at the Modern Collections Department In collaboration with the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Fundación Mapfré Madrid and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Partners : Bozar, La Loterie Nationale, La Banque Transatlantique Belge, Le Soir, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Visit Brussels, Become a Friend, Belspo, La Première et La Trois. The Brussels Card does not give free access to this exhibition.

  • Opening times

    21/02/2024 - 21/07/2024: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Seniors: 8,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 3,00 €

Magritte·Folon is more than an exhibition, it’s a dreamlike encounter and a fruitful dialogue between two unique worlds of imagination. In 1954, Jean-Michel Folon was 20 years old. He discovered The Enchanted Domain, the series of murals Magritte had just painted for the Knokke casino. It was a revelation: "I thought: ‘One can really do anything in painting. Even invent mysteries.’ That was when I encountered art", he wrote in 1999. Although the two artists never met, many similarities exist between their visual worlds. Folon considered Magritte, the master of Belgian surrealism and 36 years his senior, "one of the fathers" of his generation. By opening the paths of mystery in painting, Magritte laid the foundations for Folon's art, which would never cease to explore life’s poetry. This exhibition, held at the very heart of the Musée Magritte, brings together the works of these two major Belgian artists, showcasing the connections in their imagination. A Magritte Museum exhibition in partnership with the Folon Foundation. Credit: Jean-Michel Folon, Le rêve éveillé, (1971) Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels / photo: J. Geleyns - Art Photography

  • Price

    Enfants: 8,00 € - Normal: 10,00 €

Parents, children, cousins, grandpa, grandma... From 6 to 106 years old, visit the museum and exhibitions with your family. A moment of sharing, artistic discoveries and creative activities!

  • Price

    VIP: 10,00 € - Normal: 15,00 €

  • Price

    Seniors: 14,00 € - Normal: 16,00 € - Etudiants: 10,00 €

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 €

Parcours accompagné par une médiatrice culturelle dans les collections. Objets, supports à toucher et musique soutiennent le dialogue qui se crée naturellement entre le visiteur, le guide et les œuvres sélectionnées.

  • Price

    Seniors: 18,00 € - Etudiants: 13,00 € - Normal: 20,00 €

Les Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique inaugurent une exceptionnelle exposition itinérante internationale conçue en collaboration avec le Centre Pompidou (Paris).Une immersion dans la poésie surréaliste, à travers les thématiques du rêve, du labyrinthe, de la métamorphose, de l’inconnu et du subconscient, emmenée par les grands noms du surréalisme, de Giorgio De Chirico à Jackson Pollock, en passant par Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Meret Oppenheim, Dora Maar, René Magritte…

  • Price

    Normal: 10,00 € - Enfants: 10,00 €

Après la visite de l’exposition, place à l’action et à l’exploration du mystère au cœur de cinq espaces créatifs et immersifs ! Pendant que les enfants participent à cette visite-atelier, les parents ou adultes peuvent suivre la visite guidée ou la visite libre de l’exposition (tickets pour la visite libre ici).

  • Price

    Seniors: 18,00 € - Etudiants: 13,00 € - Normal: 20,00 €

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are inaugurating an extraordinary international touring exhibition conceived in close collaboration with the Centre Pompidou (Paris). From Giorgio De Chirico to Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Meret Oppenheim, Dora Maar, René Magritte…, explore the poetry of the world's most famous surrealists through themes such as the dream, the labyrinth, metamorphosis, the unknown and the subconscious.

  • Price

    Normal: 18,00 € - Enfants: 12,00 €

  • Price

    VIP: 8,00 € - Normal: 10,00 €

  • Price

    Normal: 12,00 €

Les MRBAB présentent du 21 février au 21 juillet une exposition exceptionnelle et itinérante conçue avec le Centre Pompidou de Paris : IMAGINE! 100 Years of International Surrealism. Venez vivre, en compagnie d’un guide sourd en langue des signes, une immersion dans la poésie surréaliste et découvrir aussi les liens du surréalisme avec le symbolisme. De passionnantes thématiques vous attendent: le rêve, le labyrinthe, la métamorphose, l’inconnu, le subconscient, la nature ainsi que des artistes de renommée internationale: Giorgio De Chirico, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali, Joan Miró, Meret Oppenheim, René Magritte… Plusieurs artistes femmes y sont également mises à l’honneur, comme Dora Maar !

  • Price

    Normal: 20,00 € - Etudiants: 13,00 € - Seniors: 18,00 €

Les Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique inaugurent une exceptionnelle exposition itinérante internationale conçue en collaboration avec le Centre Pompidou (Paris).Une immersion dans la poésie surréaliste, à travers les thématiques du rêve, du labyrinthe, de la métamorphose, de l’inconnu et du subconscient, emmenée par les grands noms du surréalisme, de Giorgio De Chirico à Jackson Pollock, en passant par Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Meret Oppenheim, Dora Maar, René Magritte…

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are inaugurating an extraordinary international touring exhibition conceived in close collaboration with the Centre Pompidou (Paris). From Giorgio De Chirico to Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Meret Oppenheim, Dora Maar, René Magritte…, explore the poetry of the world's most famous surrealists through themes such as the dream, the labyrinth, metamorphosis, the unknown and the subconscious.