Royal Museums for Fine Arts of Belgium - Antoine Wierz Museum
Rue Vautier 62
1050 Brussels (IXELLES)
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Located in the European Quarter of Brussels, this museum reveals the work of 19th-century Belgian painter Antoine Wiertz.
The workshop-museum, in the Leopold quarter of Brussels, invites you to discover its imposing paintings, drawings and sculptures inspired by the great masters of the past.
Visitors entering the Wiertz Museum for the first time are in for quite a shock. Antoine Wiertz, the 19th-century Belgian artist, wanted to be Raphaël, Michelangelo and Rubens all rolled into one.
This controversial Romantic artist favoured religious subjects, philosophical and allegorical scenes and portraits. He often painted giant canvasses with a frenzied romanticism.
Visit the Wiertz Museum
Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm.
Weekends: groups only by appointment.
Closed on Mondays and on 1 January, 2nd Thursday in January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December. On 24 and 31 December, the Musée Wiertz Museum closes at 2pm.
Free on the first Sunday of the month, but only for groups of 10 to 20 visits and by appointment (optional charge for the guided tour).