• Peter Paul Rubens and workshop : “The Crowning of Mary”. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 162

    Musée Oldmasters Museum

    The remarkable collection of Old Master, witnessing to a rich and creative past, covers a period running from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Here you will find paintings of exceptional value by the Flemish Primitives, along with many artists from the fertile periods of the Flemish Renaissance and Baroque: Memling, Bosch, Bruegel, Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens and others...

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  • Panamarenko (Henri Van Herwegen) : “Thundercloud”, 1971. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 12151

    Musée Modern Museum

    The collection of modern and contemporary art contains works dating from the late 18th century to the present day.  At this moment, a thematic selection, entitled “The Curator's Choice” presents this rich collection from a didactic angle while maintaining a permanent rotation of the collections. You will soon find the collection in all its glory in the Vanderborght buildings, a flagship city centre location close to the Grand Place.

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  • Alphonse Mucha : “The Nature”, 1899-1900. Gillion Crowet Transfer in lieu of Payment to the Brussels-Capital Region, 2006. Collection in Trust of the RMFAB

    Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum

    All art history fans will enthuse about this new museum that is dedicated to the 1900s, when Brussels, the capital of Europe, was a unique artistic crossroads and the capital of Art Nouveau. This sanctuary of cultural history hosts paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, sculptures, photographs, films, models and decorative objets d'art.

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  • Musée Magritte Museum

    Discover this essential cultural centre in the heart of Brussels. The Magritte Museum presents an outstanding collection of works by Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte (1898-1967), one of the world's most famous  artists.  The collection of over 200 works is the largest in the world. This museum, with its 2500 m2 of contemporary museography, is the international reference centre for the work of this multidisciplinary artist.

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  • Constantin Meunier : “The broken Crucible”, 1884. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 10000 / 171

    Musée Meunier Museum

    Unfairly overlooked by the general public, the home and studio of painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) in Ixelles presents a hundred and fifty at times monumental works, and bronzes of all sizes. The creations of this artist inspired by the industrial, political and social developments of late 19th century Belgium provide a realistic view of the world of work and industry of his day.

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  • Antoine Wiertz : “The Beautiful Rosine / The Two Young Girls ”, 1847. Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, inv. 1935

    Musée Wiertz Museum

    Immerse yourself in the particular world of painter, sculptor and writer Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865), one of Belgium's most controversial Romantic artists. This visionary had this impressive studio built in 1850 at the expense of the Belgian State. His monumental paintings, inspired by the great masters of the past such as Rubens, Michelangelo and Raphael, hang there alongside his many small sketches.

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Work in the spotlight

Fernand Khnopff: 'Melisande'. Pastel and coloured pencil on paper, 330 x 330 mm

Fernand Khnopff Melisande

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The collection

The collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium covers a period extending from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

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  • Meet the Artist

    Published on 24.09.2015

    Meet the person behind the artwork and discuss their vision of our contemporary and future society. After an intriguing talk with the artist at the Museum Arts Brasserie, you are invited to (re)discover the other 70 works in the exhibition 2050. A Brief History of the Future.

  • #AskACuratorDay

    Published on 15.09.2015

    The Fine Arts Museums of Belgium are participating in the #AskACuratorDay on Twitter!


    Published on 07.09.2015

    The six monumental paintings especially created for this room by Gao Xingjian will become the backdrop of monthly yoga sessions!

  • National Day of Belgium

    Published on 17.07.2015

    The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are also celebrating the 21st of July! Visit the magnificent collections of our Magritte, Fin-de-Siècle and Old Masters Museums for only 1 euro each!

  • Summer in the Museum!

    Published on 02.07.2015

  • Vacancies

    Published on 12.06.2015


    Published on 11.06.2015

    Last Chagall days: exceptional evening openings!

  • Symposium : Critique and Crisis, in Image and Idea (16.04 - 17.04.2015)

    Published on 01.04.2015

    This symposium is the finissage of the 30th Council of Europe Art Exhibition project, Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945. Brussels, 16-17 April 2015.

  • Yoga at the Museum!

    Published on 25.03.2015

    Relax with Gao Xingjian's art

  • Bruegel: new insights on a Masterpiece

    Published on 08.12.2014

    Presentation of the publication

  • Partnership with Museomix Nord 2014!

    Published on 04.11.2014

    Museomix is the first global event of research and cultural collaborative development: a marathon of 3 days and 2 nights that aims to rethink museum life in this era of digitization.

  • Midis du cinéma

    Published on 29.10.2014


The Museumshop is one of the most attractive art book stores in Brussels ... but is so much more than that.

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Supporting the Museums

Join the Friends of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, an association of 2,500 art lovers which contributes to the development of the Museums, while responding to the cultural needs of its members.

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The EDUCATEAM's vocation is to lead people to discover and appreciate the artists of the 15th to the 21st centuries, many of whose works have inhabited the Museums' exhibition rooms for nearly 200 years ...

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