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Virtual visits: Brussels’ museums in your living room

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Musée des Beaux-arts (c) Julien Hayard
Published at 05/11/2020
By Mylène

Strolling through museums, exploring their various rooms and discovering new artists is also possible online. Brussels’ galleries and museums have closed their doors, but there are lots of initiatives to let you rediscover their collections or go on a virtual tour from home! To get away from it all or to boost your creativity, here is a selection of immersive online visits so you can keep going to museums online!

Publié le 03/11/2020

Galerie de la Béraudière

Galerie de la Béraudière, Bruxelles - Galerie de la Béraudière, Courtesy Galerie de la Béraudière, Brussels

Housed in a grand 1907 town house, Galerie de la Béraudière was designed by architect Joseph Caluwaers. Both inside and out, it is a real "dream house", where designer furniture, architecture and contemporary artwork complement each other with style. Take a moment to gaze around the living room with its splendid fireplace, its zenithal glass roof and its colourful canvases. Specialising in 19th and 20th century art, the gallery also offers an online visit to its "Dubuffet and the Matterist Artists" exhibition, where you can discover a fine selection of paintings by Max Ernst, Jean Dubuffet and Antoni Tapiès.


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Bozar (c) Julien Hayard

You didn’t manage to visit the latest exhibition at BOZAR? Thankfully, it’s still possible to wander the museum’s halls and discover it’s two major exhibitions: "Danser Brut", which pays homage to dance and movement’s place in contemporary art and "Hotel Beethoven", inaugurated in early October as part of the 250th anniversary of the famous composer’s birth. Audio installations, dance pieces, festive colours and audiovisual projections: prepare yourself for a healthy dose of onscreen emotion.

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Do you know what Tasses are? It's the nickname for public toilets... but it's are seldom mentioned in our history books or in our museums. Artist Marc Martin has, however, tackled the subject in his "Les Tasses, toilettes publiques, affaires privées" exhibition. He combines historical data, archival documents and his contemporary vision nourished by his sensitivity and his photographs. In particular, the artist tells how "men in search of identity have laid the foundations for living together".

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The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Musées Royaux des Beaux-arts de Belgique (c)

Stories for young and old, a focus on themes dear to the great painters, virtual exhibitions... The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium transport us to the heart of the golden century of Dutch painting and bring the Flemish Renaissance to life. In just under 200 works, from still life to portraits and genre art, we are transported in high definition into the unusual worlds of Brueghel, Frans Hals, Rubens and others!

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Stoclet Palace

Have you ever dreamed of getting exclusive access to Stoclet Palace, whose doors are unfortunately closed to the public? Well, good news! All you need to discover the treasures hidden behind this Palace's immaculate facades is a good internet connection. Marvel at the golden volutes of the murals painted by Gustave Klimt in the dining room. A must-see!


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Autrique House

Maison Autrique - (c) - Jean-Paul Remy

Do you fancy travelling back in time? Walking through Autrique House is a real journey for the eyes and the mind. Marble stuccoes, stained-glass windows, mosaics and stencil paintings: cast your eyes over all the little details that make up the charm of this bourgeois house from 1893. Enriched with anecdotes, archive documents and short videos, this virtual tour allows you to immerse yourself in Victor Horta’s aesthetic!

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The Belgian Comic Strip Center

The desire to escape to an imaginary and colourful world is stronger now than ever before! To reconnect with the fantasy worlds of your childhood, visit the Belgian Comic Strip Center. Within the walls of this temple of the ninth art, Tintin, Asterix, the Smurfs and many others whisk you away on exciting adventures, on earth, on the moon and beyond!

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