Musée Modern Museum

musée modern museum – The curators’ choice.

The collection of modern and contemporary art covers works dating from the late 18th century to the present day.

Jacques-Louis David’s famous and dramatic Marat can be seen in the old part of the Museum (Room 55). Two adjacent rooms display small format works illustrating Belgian Neoclassicism and works devoted to the Belgian revolution and the founding of the country.

The collection of modern and contemporary art is the object of a vast reinstallation programme. Right now it is presented to the public in the form of temporary exhibitions in the so-called "Patio" room. These hangings or 'Curators' choices' permit a regular rotation of modern art works until this rich collection is housed in the 'PostmodernLab' Museum in the former Vanderborght buildings in the heart of Brussels, close to the Grand Place.

Recently the Museum has acquired one installation by a contemporary artist installed in situ. (Often)moved about within the context of a reason de Lawrence Weiner, is a sculpture reduced to an immaterial text, to a strict typographic composition.

See also Modern and contemporary artworks integrated into the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium


Musée Modern Museum
Rue de la Régence/Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels

+32 (0)2 508 32 11

Due to renovation works, the Modern Art collection is only partly on show.


Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00-17:00
The ticket offices close at 16:30

Weekends: 11:00-18:00
The ticket offices close at 17:30

Closing days: Mondays, January 1st, 2nd Thursday of January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December

On 24 and 31 December, the Museums close at 14:00




 Musée Modern Museum
Combi (Magritte, Modern, Oldmasters and Fin-de-Siècle)
Adults 26 - 64  € 8 € 13
Adults + 65; adults in groups  € 6 € 9
  • Children and young people 6-25 years, individually or in groups
  • People with disabilities and escorts
  • Job seekers and integration income beneficiaries (Law of 26/05/2002)
 € 2 € 3
  • Children (below and age 5) accompanied by an adult
  • Friends of the Museums
  • Any visitor first Wednesday of each month from 13:00 onwards
  • Press card holders
  • One accompanying person per group with a greatly reduced admission price
  • Belgian school teacher
  • ICOM members
  • Members of ICOM-Vlaanderen, ICOM / Wallonie-Bruxelles
  • City of Brussels guides
  • Science Policy (Belspo) staff
Free Free

Free admission to all museums on the 1st Wednesdays of the month from 13:00

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