Brussels is a perfect destination of art lover as the capital of Belgium is not only filled with amazing art galleries and museums, but it is also a home to outstanding street art. If you are looking for great ways to enjoy art while staying this city, you will certainly find the article useful.
The street art of Brussels
First of all, while visiting Brussels, you should be prepared to come across impressive and interesting works created by street artists. They are located around the entire city, however, some of the neighbourhoods have more of them. For example, the Pachéco boulevard has several creative artworks. A statue of a giant container as well as a statute of Gaston are some of them.
At the same time, there is a great number of murals in the Belgian capital depicting various scenes. Yet, one of the most popular topics of the street art is comics art. At some point you might even feel as if you yourself are one of the cartoon characters living in the cartoon world.
In fact, you can even set on a trip around the murals of Brussels which might take an entire day and give you a lot of positive emotions.
Providing you are still not satisfied with the amount of street art available around Brussels, you should visit MIMA Museum. This is one of the newest museums in the Belgian capital and it is certainly among the most amazing ones.
The museum contains large collections of art in its various possible forms including an impressive rotating installation made by Patrick Miller and Patrick McNaill who are also known as FAILE, untypical artworks created by Swoon who is an American artist as well as the artwork of Maya Hayuk which is an entire room of the museum. The latter one is extremely colourful and bright during sunny days as it is filled with glass which allows the sun rays to stream into the room.
MIMA Museum is located at Quai du Hainaut 41, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and it is opened from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Are you looking for an ultimate experience of art? You cannot miss Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium which can be found at Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles.
You have got it right, the name of the place is “Museums” rather than “Museum” as it is an entire complex of six museums. As you can imagine, their collection of sculptures and paintings is massive. This is making Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium not only one of the best art museums of Brussels and Belgium, but also of entire Europe.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are opened to the visitors just like MIMA Museum from Wednesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
While some people are crazy about surrealism, others do not like this genre of art. Actually, it does not matter to which group you belong as staying in Brussels is a perfect time to visit the museum of Rene Magritte at least for the reason this artist is well-known in the world and you might not have another chance to see his works.
Magritte Museum is located at Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles. By the way, it is a part of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. The museum has several floors where you will be able to see the most famous artworks of the artist.
The museum is opened through the week, however, its opening hours depend on the day of the week. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can visit the place between 11 am and 6 pm whereas from Monday to Friday, it is opened between 10 am and 5 pm.
Galerie Valérie Bach
Galerie Valérie Bach is a contemporary art gallery with the exhibitions of distinctive artworks created by modern artists. The place is certainly worth visiting for the sake of the artworks, however, it has one more great feature for which you should visit it.
Galerie Valérie Bach is located in the building known as La Patinoire Royale which is a unique historical place itself. La Patinoire Royale was created as one of the first rinks for roller skating in Europe. The architecture of La Patinoire Royale was designed in the Neo Classical style with white walls and high ceiling which is making it perfect for showing the artworks of the collection of Galerie Valérie Bach.
Galerie Valérie Bach is opened to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday between 11 am and 6 pm.
If you are looking for more architectural masterpieces, you should earmark some time for visiting Horta Museum located at Rue Américaine 25, 1060 Bruxelles.
Providing you are interested in architectural design, you might know Brussels was a home to the first architects working in the beautiful style of Art Nouveau. One of the most significant buildings designed in this style which can be found in Brussels is the building which used to be the studio and home of Victor Horta. The building was created between 1898 and 1901 and is currently on the UNESCO list as the building with pioneering architecture.
Horta Museum can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday. It is opened to visitors only for 3.5 hours starting from 2 pm to 5.30 pm.