Monts des Arts
The Mont des Arts consists of six museums all located on the same floor, making it ideal for visitors to get around. Here we give you a brief overview of these museums, offering up an idea of exactly what you can come and admire…
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The Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium
The foundation of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Belgium dates back two centuries.
They include the Museum of Ancient Art (works from the 15th to the 18th century), the Museum of Modern Art (works of the 19th and 20th century), the Wiertz Museum, the Meunier Museum and the Magritte Museum.
The Museum of Ancient Art presents a large collection of Flemish and European paintings, as well as sculptures and drawings from artists from the 15th to the 18th century.
Paintings from the former Southern Netherlands represent the bulk of the collection.
The Museum of Modern Art offers a magnificent overview of the painting and sculptures of the 19th century.
The Department of Modern Art also includes the Museums Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865) and Constantin Meunier (1831-1905). Both museums are especially devoted to the works of these two great artists.
Since 11 January 1992 the Musical Instruments Museum (now known as the 'MIM') has been part of the Royal Museums of Art and History.
The State has recognised the scientific character of its activities and provided it with two sections: the early music section and the section of modern music, popular and traditional music.
Through its 9 rooms and temporary exhibitions, you will discover the main periods of Belgium history through the reign of its sovereigns, Leopold I to Albert II.
Historic events uniquely documented, poignant film snippets and photos that you’ll never forget, moments in the past brought back to life.
Since June 2009, the Magritte Museum has offered the public a magnificent retrospective of the pope of the surrealist painting, René Magritte. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, but also gouaches, photographs, films and other documents are presented. The Museum also reserves a space for temporary exhibitions unveiling and different facets of Magritte's work.