Brussels City of Art


About Brussels

The City of Brussels

Home to the EU structures, Brussels is currently seen as one of the best places in Europe to be a young creative (Business Insider). In 2017, it was listed it as the Leader of the European Contemporary Art Scene by Forbes. Nevertheless, Brussels is a city that cannot be missed by any art lover!

Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Art Galleries can be found at every corner of this city. Among the most significant ones, the 4 museums that belong to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium collection cannot be omitted. The Margritte Museum brings together the world's largest collection of renowned surrealist artist René Magritte. Whereas the Old Masters Museum covers the artworks from 15th to 18th century. Those who are interested in artistic disciplines between 1868 and 1914 should visit the Fin-de-Siècle Museum. The Modern Museum showcases a collection of modern and contemporary works dating from the 18th century to the present day.

Contemporary Art Scene and Private Galleries

CENTRALE for Contemporary Art (including and CENTRALE.lab) is a diverse centre for contemporary art exhibitions and events. Their aim is to "give contemporary visual arts the widest possible audience and make people discover contemporay artists from Brussels within an international perspective." When visiting Brussels, one cannot miss out on WIELS art centre with its permanent and temporary collections.

For further research before your trip to Brussels, make sure to explore Uart and our art map. You can also scroll through the art scene of Brussels here.

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