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10 exhibitions not to be missed in Brussels museums this spring

Tired of being cooped up at home and want to forget reality for a while? Fortunately, the museums are open! Escape now with our selection of 10 must-see exhibitions in Brussels' museums this season.

All these exhibitions are accessible with our Brussels Card Discovery which allows 3 visits to the museum during 3 months for the small price of 19 euros. Enjoy!

BOZAR – Roger Raveel

18-03-2021> 21-07-2021

Are you passionate about art but find it difficult to choose between figuration and abstraction? This exhibition is for you! For its reopening, BOZAR invites you to discover a retrospective dedicated to Roger Raveel. A unique visual language for one of the most important Belgian painters of the second half of the 20th century.

Design Museum Brussels – Chaise. Stoel. Chairs. Defining Design

26-03-2021> 29-08-2021

The Design Museum Brussels offers to rethink the concept of an everyday object: the chair. By bringing together a selection of 100 chairs from various collections (including the Design Museum London), the exhibition retraces a whole universe of design from the end of the 19th century to the present day through an object that at first sight seems banal.

CENTRALE – BXL Universel II : multipli.City

25-03-2021> 12-09-2021

Celebrate the city and living together with the exhibition project BXL UNIVERSEL II: multipli.city! 11 artists and 6 Brussels-based citizen organisations are joining forces to mark the 15th anniversary of the CENTRALE by proposing a space for the exchange and sharing of artistic practices. While the first part took place in 2016 shortly after the Brussels attacks, this one takes place in the midst of the pandemic: two powerful moments that will certainly have influenced our vision and that of the artists of the city.

MIMA – Félix Luque Sánchez - Verisimilitude

31-01-2021> 30-05-2021

In a world where technology has become a necessity and is already giving way to artificial intelligence, this exhibition explores the power of automation and the relationship between human beings and these phenomena. Dive into the future and into the dystopian universe of Félix Luque Sánchez where machines take over . Between reality and fiction!

Boghossian Foundation – Icons

06-05-2021> 24-10-2021

From early icons from Europe and the Middle East to modern and contemporary works, icons have inspired many believers, as well as artists, throughout the ages. The exhibition unveils how spiritual dimensions have been incorporated into artworks since antiquity.

Wiels – Jacqueline de Jong : The Ultimate Kiss

01-05-2021> 15-08-2021

Discover an artistic personality and a crucial artist of the years of protest and revolt. The Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong's exuberant figurative style creates uninhibited works that combine humour, eroticism, violence and political commitment.

Royal museums of fine arts of Belgium – Back to the Fin-de-Siecle

26-03-2021> 15-10-2021

After a long closure, the four exhibition floors of the Fin de Siècle Museum are finally revealing their rich collection of works composed between the period 1868 and 1914 to the general public again. The Fin de Siècle Museum reopens its four floors and the rich collection of works.

Admire the paintings and sculptures of renowned artists such as James Ensor, Léon Spilliaert, Fernand Khnopff, Constantin Meunier and many others, as well as the architecture through an original 3D reconstruction of six Art Nouveau buildings. For all ages!

Train World - From Peking to Hankow: a Belgian adventure in China

07-05-2021 > 10-10-2021

Travel from Train World to Beijing and experience an incredible Belgian adventure in China. This expo will take you through the impressive history of the construction of the Beijing-Hankou line at the beginning of the 20th century, as well as the current and future development of Chinese railways.

Microplastics - Sewer Museum

12-03-2021 > 19-06-2021

The Sewer Museum is hosting the "Microplastics" exhibition created by Surfrider Foundation Europe, the NGO that defends the oceans and their users. Its aim is to raise awareness of the impact of microplastics on the food chain and our environment. By making the invisible visible, it allows us to measure how mankind affects even the smallest living organism.

Love songs - Art et marges musée

06.05.2021 - 12.09.2021

The Art et marges museum honours outsider sound creation. Less known to the public than pictorial productions, outsider music is no less abundant, it touches on all styles and has managed to remain almost beyond the reach of so-called good taste! And what could be better than love, tragic and magical, heartbreaking but happily exciting, to give voice to?

Would you like to discover more exhibitions or take the road less travelled? Check out our full exhibition calendar!