Musée Meunier Museum, Royal Museums of Fine Arts
Rue de l'Abbaye 59
1050 Brussels (IXELLES)
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A museum set in the old live-in studio of Belgian 19th century painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier awaits you in the Brussels municipality of Ixelles.
The live-in studio that Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) built in 1899 at the edge of the Bois de la Cambre, close to the homes of his artist chums, Théo Van Rysselberghe and Isidore Verheyden, was purchased by the state in 1936 by the artist's daughter and niece and taken over by the Museum of Modern Arts in 1978.
Upon his death at the age of 74, Constantin Meunier left behind numerous works (around 800 in total) : paintings, sculptures, water-colours and drawings. Their theme : realism, social concerns. Art in perfect tune with the new industrial age.
For the Constantin Meunier retrospective until 11/01/2015:
Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm.
Weekends, from 11am to 6pm.
Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to midday, then from 12:45pm to 5pm.
Weekends: only groups with bookings.
Days the museum is closed:
1 and 11 November, 25 December, 1 and 8 January 2015.
On 24 and 31 December, museum closes at 2pm.