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

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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.

  • 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
    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

  • 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
    24
    2019
    Jul
    15
    Labour
    Labour
    • Opening times

      24/04/2019 - 15/07/2019: * monday: closed * tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday: from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 12:45 to 17:00

    Meunier’s social realism will be updated through the quote “New day, new money to be made”, taken from a song by Nicki Minaj addressing the ambient precarity. Time is money. Capitalist society hardly leaves us the time to perform a mission, and we already need to look for the next one. The rhythm of searching for work, finding new clients, making the job and getting paid is exhausting. The constant reinvention of the self in every challenging moment of uncertainty, became an obsessive, repetitive pattern in our postcolonial, post-proletarian, post-work conditions. These routines, in which one is kept captive, prevent the possibility to break through. Precarity is constructed to make change impossible. What about social welfare? Reality check? Paycheck. No time to lose.