EUROPALIA Tracks to Modernity



EUROPALIA Trains & Tracks

2021 will be a year of train-related anniversaries. For EUROPALIA, this is the perfect occasion to dedicate a festival to an invention that changed the world. EUROPALIA Trains & Tracks starts from the train's impact on society - both in the past and present - and works within various artistic disciplines around contemporary themes such as mobility, sustainability, technology and time.

From the 1820s and the appearance of the first railway lines in Great Britain, this new means of transport became a source of inspiration for artists. The train introduced a constantly changing landscape and as such, exerted a major influence on the evolution of painting.

The main exhibition of EUROPALIA 2021, presented at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, focuses on the train and its impact on modern artistic creation, from impressionism to surrealism.

More info will follow soon

Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
Mail  / +32 (0)2 508 32 11


Tuesday- Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekends: 11:00 - 18:00

The ticket offices close half an hour before closing time.
On 24/12 and 31/12 the museums close at 14:00


+ 1 January | 1 May | 1 & 11 November | 25 December
+ 2nd Thursday of January



Tickets available soon

Any person entitled to a free ticket (e.g. ICOM/journalist), is to go directly to our ticketing desk.