The Royal Museums of Fine Arts: Museum of Modern Art

Founded two centuries ago, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium hold some twenty thousand paintings, sculptures and drawings. Located in Brussels, they consist of the Ancient Art Museum (XV - XVII century), the Modern Art Museum (XIX ­ XX century), the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum.

The Museum of Modern Art

This section houses works of art from the end of the 18th century up to the modern period: paintings, sculptures and drawings. It represents the logical continuation of the artistic evolution which starts in the Museum of Ancient Art. This particularity of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium contributes to their originality.

The collections from the 19th century are exhibited in the neoclassical building overlooking the place Royale (entrance to the Museum of Modern Art). The paintings and sculptures on display are arranged on a thematic and chronological basis and are spread over six floors or levels. Those of the 20th century are grouped together in the rooms which were opened in 1984. In part underground, these are arranged around a light shaft which gives the architectural structure a special identity.

The Modern Art section also includes the Antoine Wiertz (Rue Vautier 62) and Constantin Meunier (Rue de l'Abbaye 59) Museums, which are specially devoted to the work of those two artists who were key figures in Belgian art in the 19th century.

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Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 - 5pm, closed Monday.

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Website
www.fine-arts-museum.be
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Rue de la Régence 3
Brussels
1000
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