Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Rue de la Régence 3 Regentschapsstraat - 1000 Brussels

© D Piaggio Strandlund Ilan Weiss 2015

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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General

General

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

Practical information

Information for individuals

  • Opening times
    Monday (Magritte Museum) to Friday: 10.00 - 17.00 • Weekends: 11.00 - 18.00 • Closed Mondays (Fin-de-Siècle, Old Masters and Modern Museums) and 2nd Thursday of January - 01/01 - 01/05 - 01/11 - 11/11 and 25/12
  • Price
    adults €8 - 65+ €6 - students / children (<26) / disabled / unemployed (with valid ID): €3 • Free on every first Wednesday of the month from 13.00 • Combined tickets with Magritte Museum: adults €15 - 65+ €10 - (<26) €5 - (<19) : free
  • 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
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:00
    • 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 (15 people): adults €180 / WE €200 - schools €105 / WE €115 • Visits EN, DE, ES, IT, RU, JA, EL : + €12.50 (15 pers.)
  • 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)
  • Information
    "Made to Measure" visits: Comet (people with a mental or physical disability), Equinox (the blind and visually impaired), Sign Language (the deaf and hearing impaired), Sesame (ocial and socio-cultural associations)
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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.

  • 2018
    Dec
    18
    2019
    Mar
    28
    Maurice Wyckaert
    Maurice Wyckaert
    • Opening times

      18/12/2018 - 28/03/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    Following his studies at the Academy of Brussels and the “Vrije Atelier” of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Maurice Wyckaert starts off in a style similar to that of Jean Brusselmans. Deeply marked by the Flemish Expressionism, he updates the latter by directing it towards a lyrical abstraction combined with a calligraphical aspiration. Oriented towards the Germanic culture and attentive to innovations coming fromthe other side of the Atlantic, Wyckaert develops a personal body of work that is characterised by the expansion of the use of colours.On the canvas, this is unfolded like in so many inner landscapes that reflect a quest for identity, in which the Flemish sentiment plays a decisive role. Being close to CoBrA through Asger Jorn and Serge Vandercam, co-founder in 1955 of the magazine “Meridiaan” and the gallery Taptoe, Maurice Wyckaert then joins the Situationist International and the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus. It is he who will read the “Déclaration au nom de la quatrième conférence de l’Internationale Situationiste” (Declaration on behalf of the fourth conference of the Situationist International) at the institute for contemporary arts on September 28, 1960.

  • 2019
    Feb
    01
    2019
    May
    19
    Dutch Spring
    Dutch Spring
    • Opening times

      01/02/2019 - 19/05/2019: * 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 € - Jeunes: 0,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 € - Senior: 8,00 € - Demandeurs d'emploi: 3,00 €

    OPENING OF THE DUTCH SCHOOL COLLECTION Journey to the Dutch Golden Age and (re)discover artist such as Frans Hals, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Nicolaes Maes, Abraham Bloemaert, Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael and Pieter de Hooch. The renovated wing “Dutch Galleries” welcomes portraits, landscape, genre scenes and still lifes; and offers an extensive panorama of this fascinated artistic period. FRANS HALS PORTRAITS: A FAMILY REUNION Three fragments of the Portrait of the Van Campen family by master-painter Frans Hals (1582– 1666) are reunited for the first time in over 200 years, after the painting was separated at the beginning of the 19th century. The masterpiece is joined by the other three family portraits that Frans Hals painted during his lifetime, showing the brilliancy with which the artist set new standards for Western art. A CABINET OF THE MOST DELIGHTFUL DRAWINGS During the 18th century, collecting drawings and print became widely popular in the Northern Netherlands. In the exhibition A Cabinet of the Most Delightful Drawings, 80 works on paper from the collections of the RMFAB show the fascinating diversity in subject and technique which characterizes Dutch drawing at that time.

  • 2019
    Feb
    16
    2019
    Feb
    16
    Peintres et poètes belges aux Musées Old Masters et Fin-de-Siècle
    Peintres et poètes belges aux Musées Old Masters et Fin-de-Siècle
    • Price

      Normal: 15,00 € - Jeunes: 12,00 €

    Qu’est-ce qu’être Belge ? Depuis 1830, le Belge cherche toujours la réponse et, paradoxalement, cette quête le définit. Poursuivons-la avec les peintres et les poètes qui ont marqué (ou devrait-on écrire démarqué) l’identité de ce pays improbable… Bruno Georis, comédien de théâtre, a joué plus de 80 pièces sur les scènes belges. Il est régulièrement sur les écrans de cinéma (dernièrement King of the Belgians, L’apparition, Ma mère est folle,...) et à la télévision (Ennemi public, Champion, Unité 42,...). Il prête sa voix à de nombreuses publicités et en doublage de films mais a surtout développé parallèlement à ses nombreuses activités professionnelles, des spectacles de littérature et de poésie en l’associant avec de la musique ou en lui donnant des cadres originaux. Sa passion: sortir le livre de sa bibliothèque, lui prêter une voix et lui créer une nouvelle intimité avec le lecteur-spectateur. Manu De Wit est un passionné de littérature et de poésie. Parallèlement à son parcours professionnel qui sollicite ses talents d’écriture, il a suivi des cours de théâtre à l’académie chez Bernard Marbaix puis au Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, sous la direction d'Hélène Theunissen, de Jacques Neefs et de Vincent Dujardin. En compagnie de comédiens et de musiciens, il a monté des spectacles mais surtout, il est nouvelliste et, parfois, poète.

  • 2019
    Feb
    17
    2019
    Feb
    17
    Visites Mindfulness
    Visites Mindfulness
    • Price

      Normal: 15,00 € - Jeunes: 12,00 €

    Marjan Abadie, fondatrice de l’Institut Mindfulness, vous propose une approche méditative afin de vous approprier une œuvre de manière intime et de la vivre comme une expérience sensorielle dans l’optique du “Slow Art”. Instructrice Mindfulness certifiée, Marjan Abadie a créé l’Institut Mindfulness après 16 ans d'expérience en tant que cadre supérieur en Europe. Méditante de longue date, elle enseigne les bienfaits de cette pratique pour permettre à chacun de l’intégrer dans son quotidien, à la maison comme au travail. Passionnée d’art et férue de poésie soufie, elle nous offre une démarche méditative abordant chaque œuvre de manière à la fois personnelle et universelle avec les qualités de présence, sérénité, ouverture et finesse pour voir ce qu’on ne « voit bien qu’avec le cœur ». Pour des questions pratiques, nous limitons les groupes à 15 participants. Chaque séance abordera des œuvres et thématiques différentes. Il est possible d'organiser une visite sur rendez-vous. Il est également possible d'organiser une visite en anglais (reservation@fine-arts-museum.be).

  • 2019
    Feb
    24
    2019
    Feb
    24
    Emile Verhaeren au Musée Fin-de-Siècle
    Emile Verhaeren au Musée Fin-de-Siècle
    • Price

      Normal: 15,00 € - Jeunes: 12,00 €

    Ses poèmes semblent s’inspirer directement des sujets qui sont peints dans le musée Fin-de-Siècle. À moins que ce ne soit Verhaeren qui ait lui-même inspiré les peintres et sculpteurs qu’il connaissait …Une promenade dans notre pays et dans le temps. Bruno Georis, comédien de théâtre, a joué plus de 80 pièces sur les scènes belges. Il est régulièrement sur les écrans de cinéma (dernièrement King of the Belgians, L’apparition, Ma mère est folle,...) et à la télévision (Ennemi public, Champion, Unité 42,...). Il prête sa voix à de nombreuses publicités et en doublage de films mais a surtout développé parallèlement à ses nombreuses activités professionnelles, des spectacles de littérature et de poésie en l’associant avec de la musique ou en lui donnant des cadres originaux. Sa passion: sortir le livre de sa bibliothèque, lui prêter une voix et lui créer une nouvelle intimité avec le lecteur-spectateur.

  • 2019
    Feb
    28
    2019
    Feb
    28
    Through Art We Care
    Through Art We Care
    • Price

      Normal: 5,00 €

    PROGRAM 9:15 Introduction 9:20 Prof. Dr. Norma Daykin (University of Winchester, UK / Tampere University, FI) General international field sketch and discourse art and care 9:55 Julie Rodeyns (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Matchbox vzw) The relational in art. Explanations and arguments in favour of the importance of a deeper dialogue between art/artist and the patient as equals 10:30 Pauze 10:45 Mari Linnman (3-CA, New Patrons) The importance and role of mediation and the mediator in a collaboration between art and care 11:20 Marie-Suzanne Gilleman en Isabel Vermote (RMFAB, Musée-sur-Mesure – Museum-op-Maat) Art and care in dialogue : How can we connect vulnerable target groups and the museum world? Some recent practical examples within the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium 12:00 Nigel Hartley (CEO Earl Mountbatten Hospice, ex-London Lighthouse) Practical hands on/methodology on how to introduce art in care centres 12:40 Lunch 13:30 – 16:00 Registration on request (limited number of places available for the dialogue tables) Debate on the challenges of collaboration between the arts and care sector, followed by thematic dialogue tables

  • 2019
    Mar
    22
    2019
    Jul
    21
    Wim Delvoye
    Wim Delvoye
    • Opening times

      22/03/2019 - 21/07/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    • Price

      Normal: 18,50 € - Senior: 15,00 € - Groupe: 13,00 € - Enfants: 0,00 €

    Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium offers a vast panorama of his work and emphasizes its multidisciplinary aspect. Indeed, Wim Delvoye's art is often the result of a combination of craftsmanship and the most sophisticated industrial manufacturing techniques. Anchored in the contemporary world, Wim Delvoye studies the past and contemplates the future. In a new way, the exhibition brings together his creations with masterpieces from the RMFAB's collection of ancient art. In addition, recent works, presented to the public for the first time, testify to the artist's attentive view of the changes taking place in our hyper-connected societies, where lines between reality and virtual worlds are increasingly blurry. His reputation has long since passed the boarders of his homeland, and in recent years he carried out numerous exhibitions in countries as diverse as Canada, Azerbaijan, Russia, Luxembourg or even Iran. The exhibition ticket includes access to the Old Masters Museum. The exhibition is free for -19 years old (except groups) Copyrights: Tabriz (Tapisdermy ; 2010) ; Wim Delwoye © with the courtesy of the artist

  • 2019
    Apr
    23
    2019
    Jul
    28
    Agnès Guillaume
    Agnès Guillaume
    • Opening times

      23/04/2019 - 28/07/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    The duality of the title reflects Guillaume’s work, which invites contemplation and allows a multitude of hidden meanings to emerge. The titles of the works suggest that the artist delivers autobiographical elements, but is this the case? Agnès Guillaume's videos are of cinematographic quality and refer, in their form, to historical painting. These two aspects are underlined in the exhibition by the large dimension of the images, which inhabit and transform the space. Graphic works are also presented, in order to offer a complete overview of the artist's work.

  • 2019
    Apr
    23
    2019
    Aug
    18
    Thomas Lerooy - Behind the Curtain
    Thomas Lerooy - Behind the Curtain
    • Opening times

      23/04/2019 - 18/08/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday and friday: from 10:00 to 17:00 * saturday and sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00

    In Lerooy’s enigmatic work, different realities are intertwined, each with their own set of laws. The viewer tumbles from one visual language into another. Throughout the different layers, death and eternity meet, as well as beauty and ugliness, order and chaos, show and intimacy, drama and humour. Lerooy has developed a highly personal style: a mix of realism, surrealist themes and influences from the classical sculpturing. To him his paintings are living creating; they need time to mature both in terms of visual language and content. You do not need to understand them, but rather feel them by surrendering to the softness of his brushwork. In combination with his sculptures, his paintings form a complex oeuvre which is both moving and thrilling; both shocking and unforgettable. With the support of Logo Rodolphe Janssen Free admission with a ticket for the permanent collection