Meunier Museum

The former studio and home of the Belgian painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) exhibits mainly works out of his 'second life', in which he focuses on social and industrial evolutions in Belgium.

This museum is located in Ixelles in the house-cum-studio of artist, painter, sculptor and draughtsman Constantin Meunier. The items on display trace more specifically the evolution of the master between 1875 and 1905, this 'second life' in his own words, during which his Realist talent focused more on the social and industrial aspects of Belgium, first through painting and drawing and then, from 1885 onwards, with his return to sculpture to become one of the greatest artists of the discipline. Paintings like "The Broken Pot" are echoed by important sculptures like "The Hammerer", a wide collection of plaster and bronze that marked his day and continued to deeply influence Realist art well into the first decades of the 20th century.