Brussels City of Art


About Brussels

According to Business Insider, Brussels is currently one of the best places in Europe to be a young creative, and has even listed it as the Leader of the European Contemporary Art Scene in 2017. As an art lover, Brussels is a city that cannot be missed, and while you’re there, you might as well try a waffle or two.

Uart recommends not waiting around on this one. In 2018, Brussels celebrates its 50th anniversary of the renowned ‘Art Brussels;’ one of Europe’s oldest and most established art fairs. Over the years, it has become a must-see for art lovers and collectors all over the world when it comes to experiencing international contemporary art. The New York Times has even referred to the fair as a “standout in the overcrowded global art scene.”

However, if contemporary art isn’t really your thing, there’s something for everyone in this international city of art. Brussels is home to 4 of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts collection of museums:

The Musée Magritte

The Musée Fin-de-Siècle

The Musée Oldmasters

The Musée Modern

The Royal Museum of Fine Art

For more of a mix between old and contemporary art, you should check out the Museum of Ixelles, particularly to see their impressionist and surrealist collections.

When you tire of roaming around museums and galleries, take a walk off the beaten track for a unique, contemporary experience in the Maison Particulière in the neighborhood of Châtelain. This is actually a private home that showcases a non-profit collection open to the public. With its cosy feel and comfortable atmosphere, this ‘gallery’ takes the edge off of the contemporary art world. Spanning 3 floors, this one should be included in your to-do list on your travels to Brussels.

For more research before your trip to ensure that you arrive well-prepared, make sure to explore Uart. You can scroll through the art scene of Brussels here.

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