ArtSlant - Museums http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/show en-us 40 Atelier 340 Muzeum, Drève de Rivierendreef 340 , BE - 1090 Brussels, Belgium <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Atelier 340 Muzeum is an independent art centre, created in 1979, for the study and promotion of sculpture and three-dimensional art in Belgium and abroad.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Atelier 340 Muzeum organises 3 to 4 <span class="linksBrun">exhibitions</span> a year in its own spaces as well as several events extra muros. Three types of exhibitions are organised: thematic, confrontational or comparative, and personal (retrospectives). These are accompanied by quality <span class="linksBrun">publications;</span> quadrilingual and richly illustrated catalogues, and postcards.</span></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:12:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Bozar - Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Paleis voor Schone Kunsten (Dutch) or Palais des Beaux Arts (French) is cultural venue in Brussels, Belgium. Often referred to as "Bozar" or "PSK", construction was completed in 1928 and includes exhibition and conference rooms, movie theater and concert hall which serves as home to the National Orchestra of Belgium.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Following the First World War, funding was initially denied for the plans by Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta (1861-1947) by the Belgian Parliament. With the founding of the Société du Palais des Beaux-Arts in 1922, the project was revived with several restrictions: the city supplied a very irregular area on the slope between the higher and the lower part of the city. The main facade had to house shopping facilities. The height was restricted not to compromise the King's view of Brussels' skyline from the Royal Palace.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">It took more than a decade to complete the complex that contains a large concert hall, a recital room, a chamber music room, lecture rooms and a vast gallery for temporary exhibitions. Horta created a stunning Art Deco masterpiece. He managed to put together this array of different functions on a rather small building plot with restricted conditions using more than 8 building levels with a large part situated underground.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Since 2002, the Belgian federal intuition has chosen the brand name BOZAR which has seven artistic departments: Bozar Expo, Bozar Music, Bozar Cinema, Bozar Dance, Bozar Theatre, Bozar Literature, Bozar Studios and Boxar Architecture. The Bozar is home to the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Société Philharmonique/Philharmonische Vereniging which invites the world's major orchestras and performers to appear at the Le Boeuf Hall. The finals of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition are held there also.</span></p> <div class="ap-whitebox-body"> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="webpage_header"><span style="font-size: small;">Creativity, quality, and artistic diversity have been at the heart of the Centre’s mission since its foundation. But for art not to be something abstract and distant, for it to be truly part of the “culture” of a society – and particularly in a city as variegated and international as Brussels – the public must be able to experience it in a way that is both natural and lively. Art and people must find and recognise each other, must interact with and enrich each other. For the greater happiness of all.</span></div> <div style="text-align: justify;" class="webpage_header"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></div> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Our commitment, accordingly, is not only to the provision of a range of artistic activities, but also to achieving a “total experience”. Whether with friends, as a family, alone, as a couple, in a group, or with a class, whether young or old, fans of video or of string quartets, you are all invited to feel, to breathe, to view and to check out the atmosphere of the Centre for Fine Arts. To let yourselves be seduced by the strange beauty of a building that is at once imposing and intimate. To appreciate, day after day, the remarkable quality of the events programmed here. To discover that, when it comes to art, “total experiences” are the most intense and the most precious, that they cannot be repeated, that they represent, each time, a unique experience.</span></p> </div> <p style="text-align: justify;"></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:04:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list FotoMuseum, Waalse Kaai 47, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium <p style="text-align: justify;">The renovated FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen opened its doors in March 2004. After being closed for about three years, director-curator Christoph Ruys is not only in charge of a renovated building, but also of new policy lines. The policy does not only focus on purely museological activities (such as acquiring, studying, archiving and unlocking photography), but also initiatives such as portfolio watch days, appraisal days, film presentations, the FotoMuseum magazine, the two-yearly auction and the Flanders Photo Press Award are part of the permanent range of activities. This is how the FotoMuseum does not only cast a glance at the past and present of photography. Via its crossroads function the FotoMuseum also wants to think about the future of the medium!</p> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:27:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Groeninge Museum Bruges, Dijver 12 , 8000 Bruges, Belgium <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Groeninge Museum is one of the municipal museums of the city of Bruges. It offers a fascinating overview of six centuries of art in Belgium. You can admire the world-famous Flemish Primitives here, as the collection includes masterpieces by Jan Van Eyck, Hugo van der Goes, Hans Memling and Gerard David. Furthermore, the Groeninge Museum presents a selection of works from the 18<sup>th</sup> and 19<sup>th</sup> centuries in the Neo-Classicist and Realist styles, milestones of Belgian Symbolism, and masterpieces of Flemish Expressionism.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Artistic works from the 15th to 21st century are grouped in the <b>Groeninge Museum</b> and the <b>Arents House</b>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">* <b>Groeningemuseum</b>:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> This museum is being re-installed at the moment, and is now gradually opening its doors. A number of rooms are still closed, and therefore you will receive a reduction.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> The permanent collection offers a rich and fascinating array of artworks from the southern Netherlands (Belgium) over a period of six centuries.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> All dates subject to change </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">* <b>Arentshuis</b>:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> In Arents House there are both various exhibitions of among others the rich drawing collection of the Steinmetzkabinet and a permanent presentation around the British-Bruges artist Frank Brangwyn.</span></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:17:05 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Horta Museum, 25, rue Américaine , 1060 Bruxelles , Belgium Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:07:19 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list In Flanders Fields Museum, Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper, Belgium Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:26:00 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list LE MUSEE D'IXELLES, rue Jean Van Volsem 71, 1050 Bruxelles , Belgium <h3 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">MISSION STATEMENT</span></h3> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Museum of Ixelles follows two principal missions, conforming with the museum code of ethics at international level as stated by <a target="_blank" class="external-link" href="http://icom.museum/">ICOM</a> :</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">To conserve the museums’ inheritance, aiming to protect and support the development of its collections.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">By means of permanent and temporary exhibitions, publications and teaching activities, the museum is committed to continue to provide a service to the public offering education and access to its collections.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> The Museum of Ixelles is also an institutionnal member of the <a target="_blank" class="external-link" href="http://www.afmb.be/">AFMB</a>.</span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Le Musée d'Ixelles suit deux missions principales, conformes au code de déontologie des musées s'appliquant sur le plan international dicté par l'<span class="liens">ICOM</span>, à savoir : </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> L'institution se donne, dans un premier temps, une mission de conservation du patrimoine visant à protéger et favoriser le développement des collections. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Par le biais de ses expositions permanentes, de ses expositions temporaires, de ses publications et de ses activités pédagogiques, le musée poursuit également une mission de service public ayant pour but de privilégier l'éducation et la diffusion des collections.</span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Het Museum van Elsene vervult voornamelijk twee opdrachten in overeenstemming met de internationale deontologische code van musea, opgelegd door het <a target="_blank" class="external-link" href="http://icom.museum/L/2.html">ICOM</a>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Op de eerste plaats heeft de instelling een opdracht voor de bewaring van het kunstpatrimonium met als doel dit te beschermen en de uitbreiding van de collecties te verzekeren. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Daarnaast heeft het museum eveneens een opdracht voor openbare dienstverlening met als doel de volksontwikkeling en de promotie van de verspreiding van kunstverzamelingen. Hieraan komt het museum tegemoet door zijn tijdelijke tentoonstellingen, door publicaties en door zijn opvoedkundige activiteiten.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Het Museum van Elsene is ook institutioneel lid van de <a target="_blank" class="external-link" href="http://www.afmb.be/">AFMB</a>.</span></p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:14:48 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Middelheim Museum, Middelheimlaan 61 , 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium <p id="undertitle" style="text-align: justify;">The Middelheim Museum is more than just a park filled with artworks. Read more about its history, its organisation and the way it operates.</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 02:23:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium <p>It is the task of a museum of contemporary art to represent the complexity of artistic actuality as well as to elucidate the underlying lines of force, possible questionings and relations with previous or contemporary phenomena. M HKA this by means of –amongst other things- large-scale exhibitions on the occasion of which it always try to show connections and build bridges between divergent fields of interest, for instance a calling into question of a specific context as linked to an approach of an artistic understanding and to a politics of presentation.<br />There are four large-scale exhibitions per year, following the rhythm of the season. They are displayed on the ground floor.</p> <p>A collection does not tell one large story, but several partial ones; it can be looked at from different angles. For this reason, M HKA opts to show it collection of international contemporary art (from 1970 onwards) in regularly changing constellations, rather than in one allegedly ‘ideal’ version, more or less like a series in which each chapter resonates with a different voice.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:08:45 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle, Rue de la Violette 12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium <div class="Introduction" style="font-family: Tahoma,Geneva; font-size: 1em; font-weight: bold; color: #231f20; margin-top: 11px; margin-bottom: 11px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Le Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle a été créé en 1977 pour mettre en valeur le patrimoine textile de la Ville de Bruxelles. Le noyau de départ de la collection se composait de vêtements ecclésiastiques et de dentelles de Bruxelles conservées à la Maison du Roi.</span></div> <p style="margin-top: 11px; margin-bottom: 11px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Le Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle a ainsi rassemblé une collection particulièrement riche et variée: costumes, dentelles anciennes et contemporaines, broderies et accessoires originaux qui sont exposés en alternance lors d’expositions thématiques. Cette collection n’est pas seulement le fait d’une politique d’acquisition; une part importante provient également de généreuses donations privées.</span></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:20:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Musée Juif de Belgique, rue des Minimes 21, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:48:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Musée Magritte Museum, 3 Rue de la Régence, 1000 Brussels, Belgium <p> </p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML"></div> Sat, 12 May 2012 11:24:01 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (MDD), Museumlaan 14 , B-9831 Deurle , Belgium <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Grounded in its own identity - a foundation created through a private initiative, originating from a Flemish historical consciousness and situated in an exceptional rural setting - the museum Dhondt-Dhaenens has the ambition to be a museum of national and international allure, focused on the future yet with a deep respect for its own past and identity.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">As an art centre in Flanders, the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens positions itself between the major museum institutions on the one hand and the experimental field on the other. The museum Dhondt-Dhaenens also wants to be an important actor in the international circuit of art institutions. Professionalism and flexibility are in this respect linked to the identity, tradition and exceptional rural location of the museum.</span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Vertrekkende van haar identiteit – een stichting ontstaan uit een privé-initiatief, gegroeid vanuit een Vlaams-historisch bewustzijn en gelegen in een uitzonderlijk landelijk kader – is het de ambitie van het museum Dhondt-Dhaenens om een museum te zijn met een landelijke en internationale uitstraling, gericht op de toekomst en met respect voor haar verleden en eigenheid.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Het museum Dhondt-Dhaenens positioneert zich als kunstencentrum in Vlaanderen tussen de grote museale instellingen enerzijds en het experimentele veld anderzijds. Tevens wil het museum Dhondt-Dhaenens een belangrijke medespeler zijn in het internationale circuit van kunsthallen. Professionaliteit en flexibiliteit worden hierbij gekoppeld aan de identiteit, de traditie en de uitzonderlijke landelijke ligging van het museum.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:24:36 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Museum of Fine Arts Gent, Fernand Scribedreef 1 Citadelpark , 9000 Gent, Belgium <p>The collection of the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts offers visitors a wide-ranging survey of art in Flanders from the Middle Ages up to the first half of the 20th century. Among the old masterpieces are two works by Hieronymus Bosch. The main body of the collection however is a large number of works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Via an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings, visitors are introduced to the 19th-century art movements of Realism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Expressionism, and to the Surrealism of the 20th century.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:39:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Museum Van Buuren, 41 Léo Errera Avenue , 1180 Brussels, Belgium <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">This house bought in 1928 by the banker and patron David van Buuren has a outdoor architecture typical of the Amsterdam School, while the indoor decoration characterizes an " Art Deco " whole by Belgian, French and Dutch designers. The van Buuren made their villa a " living academy ", with rare furniture, carpets, stained-glass windows, sculptures and international masterpieces. This " private memory house " became a museum in 1975 according to the testament of Alice van Buuren .</span></span></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 04:17:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13 , 3080 Tervuren, Belgium <p><em>The Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) has the reputation of being one of the world’s most beautiful and impressive museums devoted to Africa. Since its founding in 1898, the Museum’s task has been to preserve and manage its collections, conduct scientific research and disseminate knowledge to the general public through museological, educational and scientific activities.<br /><br />The Museum plays an active role in the sustainable development of Africa and aspires to be a centre for collaboration and reflection on today’s Africa and the challenges it faces.</em></p> <p><em>As a dynamic museum, the RMCA vigorously pursues a policy of mounting frequent temporary exhibitions. The Museum presents, on average, two new exhibitions a year. The RMCA also contributes to approximately 30 exhibitions in Belgium and abroad by loaning pieces or imparting its expertise.</em></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:42:02 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/brx/Venues/list