Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

3 Rue de la Régence - 1000 Brussels

© D Piaggio Strandlund Ilan Weiss 2015

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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General

General

  • B-Excursions
  • Passeport
  • Magritte: the world's largest collection of Belgium's most famous Surrealist
  • Fin-de-Siècle:- Ensor, Khnopff, Spilliaert etc. and all the atmosphere of Brussels in the late 1900's.
  • Old Masters: 15th to 18th-century Flemish primitive masterpieces by Bruegel, Rubens, David, etc.
  • Modern (curators' choice): a hand-picked selection of the finest 20th and 21st-century works.
Practical information

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 • Weekends: 11.00 - 18.00 • Closed Mondays - 2nd Thursday of January - 01/01 - 01/05 - 01/11 - 11/11 and 25/12
  • Price
    adults € 8 - 65+ € 6 - students / children (6-25) / disabled / unemployed (with valid ID): € 2 • Free on every first Wednesday of the month from 13.00 • Combined tickets with Magritte Museum: adults € 13 - 65+ € 9 - students / children € 3
  • Guided tour

    Audio guide: € 4 (EN, FR, NL, DE, ES, IT) • Pocket guide: Fin-de-Siècle and Old Masters: € 4 (EN, FR, NL) • Quotes from Magritte: € 4 (EN, FR, NL, DE, ES)

  • Tour length

    Min. 1 1/2 hrs

Information for groups

  • Opening times
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Friday 10:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
    • Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Price
    Per group (min. 15 people): adults € 77.50 + € 6/pers.- schools € 72.50 + € 2/pers.• small supplement on weekends
  • Guided tour
    With official Museum guides only in EN, FR, NL, DE, ES, IT, RU, JA, EL and sign language • reservation@fine-arts-museum.be • Tel. 02/508.33.33 (Tue-Fri, 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00)
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Itinerary

  • 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)
Events

Events

  • 2016
    Mar
    16
    2020
    Mar
    16
    Bruegel - Unseen Masterpieces
    Bruegel - Unseen Masterpieces
    • Opening times

      16/03/2016 - 16/03/2020: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 18:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 19:00

    Pieter Bruegel’s masterpieces may be known worldwide, but they contain innumerable little details with their own mysteries. Both in situ at the exhibition and online, this project offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in Bruegel’s paintings, exploring them and learning what the experts have discovered. As we approach the 450th anniversary of the painter’s death in 1569, a number of international museums have collaborated on this innovative approach.

  • 2017
    Oct
    13
    2018
    Feb
    18
    Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary art
    Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary art
    • Opening times

      13/10/2017 - 18/02/2018: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    Magritte's work constitutes a crucial reference for any artist who intends to reflect on the very production of an image, on the representation or transposition of something real as a likeness. This exhibition will bring together artists who, since the 1980s, have productively entered into dialogue with Magritte’s ‘vache’ period. From George Condo to Gavin Turk, from Sean Landers to David Altmejd. Since his death in 1967, Magritte has never ceased to be alive and is still alive. The exhibition in the RMFAB will show this by focusing on the dialogue that Marcel Broodthaers started with Magritte’s work in 1964. The influence of the ‘word-paintings’ (1927-1929) was decisive both in Belgium and the United States, and contributed to the emergence of Conceptualism. Broodthaers' huge debt to Magritte was based on a common interest in Mallarmé. Broodthaers befriended Magritte at the end of the war. It developed at a time when Magritte intended to redefine Surrealism by placing it in full sunlight and from a driving desire that would mark his Renoir period. This period ended ‘naturally’ with the series of works described as ‘vache’, and exhibited in 1948 in Paris. This trashing of painting by painting itself in an exuberant gesture marked and still marks much of contemporary creation. Far from the search for critical knowledge that was at the heart of the Magritte-Broodthaers relation, the aim here is to re-establish the importance of the subject, if only in an ironic way.

  • 2017
    Oct
    13
    2018
    Feb
    18
    Marcel Lecomte, les alcôves du surréalisme
    Marcel Lecomte, les alcôves du surréalisme
    • Opening times

      13/10/2017 - 18/02/2018: * monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    Lecomte, a man of letters in the full meaning of the term, was part of the first Surrealists circle in Belgium and helped Magritte coming into its own. He also built up a great complicity with Broodthaers who immortalised him in the picture of his death not long before he passed away. From 1961 to 1966, Lecomte was called upon to work for the documentation service of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

  • 2017
    Oct
    13
    2018
    Feb
    18
    Magritte invites other artists
    Magritte invites other artists
    • Opening times

      13/10/2017 - 18/02/2018: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    Following the exhibition "Magritte, Broodthaers and contemporary art", the MRBABs propose a journey in the heart of the Magritte Museum recounting the influence of Magritte on current artists. This exhibition "Magritte and the current art" takes place in the collections of the Magritte Museum.

  • 2018
    Oct
    01
    2019
    Jan
    30
    The New Berlin
    The New Berlin
    • Opening times

      01/10/2018 - 30/01/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    -Portrait de Berlin comme carrefour européen. -Fresque d’une époque entre crises et visions utopistes. -Interrogation sur le rapport entre art et histoire, art et société. Berlin, cosmopolite et métropole des arts entre mythe et réalité, mais aussi capitale de la première démocratie allemande,étaitdevenu audébutdu 20e siècle un épicentre d’un art et d’une culture pluralistes. Dans ce carrefour des cultures entre Est et Ouest, les arts visuels furent particulièrement liés à la réalité quotidienne d’une époque de crises et de bouleversements sociales et d’une prospérité fragileet décadente connue comme les «Années folles ». L’exposition suivra une chronologie sommaire de 1913 à 1932, se concentrant sur les réactions artistiques à la métropole et aux changements sociétaux et politiques. Elle s’interrogera sur les effets que la métropole, l’avant-garde, la guerre, les révolutions et l’effondrement de l’ancien ordre et les crises et bouleversements sociauxqui endécoulaient avaient sur l’art.