Exhibitions 2024

Comic Art & Art Nouveau - © François Schuiten

Comic Art & Art Nouveau

Until March 31th 2024

Housed in one of the architectural jewels designed by Victor Horta, the Comics Art Museum has been linking Art Nouveau and Ninth Art since its creation in 1989. So when Brussels celebrates Art Nouveau, the Comics Art Museum is delighted to offer visitors a brand new exhibition, highlighting the richness of the movement and the inventiveness of the artists.

More than simply showing the way Art Nouveau is represented in comics, the exhibition highlights the relationship and mutual influences between the two arts. It invites visitors to immerse themselves in the period and the major authors, such as Alphonse Mucha, who inspired the Ninth Art. A selection of originals and reproductions enables you to (re)discover the work of the Franco-Belgian comic artists who revisited Art Nouveau and delivered works inspired by the movement: strong, rhythmic, colourful art, with exceptional creative freedom...

Curator : Mélanie Andrieu

© The Belgian Comic Strip Center - Museum Brussels

Practical information

Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 6pm (last tickets sold at 5pm)

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Address : The Belgian Comic Strip Center - Rue des Sables 20
1000 Bruxelles

Transport : Tram 92, 93 (Congrès/Congres)

art for all ?

Until April 14th 2024

The exhibition "ART NOUVEAU, art for all ?", presented at the end of the Art Nouveau Brussels 2023 programme, invites visitors to reappropriate objects and subjects from Brussels Art Nouveau house museums.

Through a participatory and multidisciplinary experience, the project establishes a dialogue between contemporary social issues and opens up new narrative perspectives. Exhibited in a Fascinations Showroom, various exploration paths invite visitors to become captivated by and to reflect on Art Nouveau. The ambivalence of this movement, presented in the form of fascinating stands, leads to many subjective interpretations. The exhibition questions the challenges of the post-museum era by creating a space where visitors can express themselves, touch and hear several voices.

This project brings together a hybrid group of researchers, associations, artists and citizens. The exhibition in this laboratory discusses new perspectives and reinterprets the current slogan "Art Nouveau, art for all".

"ART NOUVEAU, art for all ?" is an exhibition on show at the Halles Saint-Géry from 6 January until 14 April 2024.

The Art Nouveau Brussels 2023 programme is run jointly by Urban, visit.brussels and their partners.

© Urban Brussels

© artpourtoustes

Practical information 

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm

Price : free entrance

Address : Les Halles Saint-Géry, Place Saint-Géry 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Transport : Tram 3, 4 (Bourse/Beurs), Bus 33, 95 (Bourse/Beurs)

Yoichi R.Okamoto, Josef Hoffmann, 1954, © MAK

Practical information

Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday & public holidays - 10am to 5pm  Closed on Monday

€ 18: adults (19-64 years)

€ 12: 65 +, card Fed+, Attractions et Tourisme, Riebedebie

€ 6: Students with valid student card; People with disabilities and escort; Job seekers and integration income beneficiaries; Belgian school teachers; guides of the City of Brussels

Free: 0-18 years; visitor on presentation of a museumPASSmusées; journalists on presentation of a valid press pass

Guided tours for groups
Adults : 105 € + tickets (max. 15 participants)
Schools : 90 € + tickets | free entrance – 18 years & 1 teacher (max. 15 participants)

Address : Art & History Museum - Parc du Cinquantenaire, 10, 1000 Bruxelles 

Transport : Métro/Metro 1, 5 (Merode), Tram 81 (Merode), Bus 27, 80 (Gaulois/Galliërs), Bus 61 (Merode)

Josef Hoffmann - Falling for Beauty

Until April 14th 2024

In October 1955, Viennese architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) travelled to Brussels on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Stoclet House, the project that came to be known as a "palace" and shaped his life and career. The enduring myth surrounding this building as well as the particular product culture that emerged from the craftsmanship of the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese workshops), has dominated the approaches to his practice to this day. The exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN - Falling for Beauty wishes to offer a broader perspective by presenting Hoffmann's artistry, for the first time in Belgium, as it develops through six decades of production.

The timeless beauty of Hoffmann's creations not only shows his relevance as a historical phenomenon but also as a source of inspiration for different generations of students, at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts and elsewhere, making him especially an international reference for postmodern practices. Considering the challenge of introducing Hoffmann in Brussels, this retrospective aims to provide a deeper insight in Hoffmann's ideals and their evolution both due to and regardless of the diverse ideological and social circumstances in which they took form. The exhibition features a variety of well-known works together with rare pieces from private collections. The narrative is nourished by biographical details and new material on previously overlooked aspects; all to further extend our consideration of a leading figure in the field of modern design.

The sections of the exhibition are oriented around one or more architectural models ––including a new model of Hoffmann's pavilion for the Werkbund exhibition in Cologne in 1914––that serve as epitomes and key references to consider constellations of furniture, objects, designs, textiles, and documents. In this regard, a juxtaposition of multiple narratives is proposed, covering every aspect of Hoffmann's artistic production: architecture, design, decorative arts, scenography, writing and teaching. In addition, focus will go to his creative method as well as his use of colour.

© Art & History Museum

© Maison Autrique ASBL

 Practical information

Opening hours : Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm (closed on public holidays)


Full price: € 9
Senior citizens, students, job seekers: € 6
Children, Schaerbeek residents: € 3
Article 27: € 1.25 + ticket
ICOM, museumPASSmusées, Brussels Card, Art Nouveau Pass: free

Address : Autrique House - Chaussée de Haecht 266, 1030 Schaerbeek

Transport :  Tram 92 (Eglise Saint-Servais) Tram 25, Bus 65 et 66 (Robiano)

Privat Livemont. Fleurs à l'affiche! Bloemenpracht!

Until March 10th 2024

From March 2023 to March 2024, the Autrique House presents the work and life of Privat Livemont, an emblematic Art Nouveau artist from Brussels. Working as a versatile artist, a craftsman, and a teacher at the Industrial Academy in Schaerbeek, Livemont seems to have been a tireless worker. He is best known for his posters and the sgraffiti on many facades in Brussels.

The delicacy of his line, his taste for decorative plant elements and their stylisation, his fertile imagination and his colourful palette make Privat Livemont an important figure that Maison Autrique has chosen to honour in 2023, the year of Art Nouveau.

© Autrique

© visit.brussels

Horta versus Art Nouveau Horta's vocabulary

Until 1st of July 2024

In 1893, Victor Horta drew up the plans for the Tassel Hotel. For art historians, this date corresponds to the birth of Art Nouveau, a style that would spread throughout the Western world until 1914. Yet behind this term lies a multitude of architects and designers with a singular, personal and sometimes antithetical expression. Behind this title, the exhibition seeks to question Victor Horta's approach without any considerations of style or belonging to a movement.

© visit.brussels

Practical Information

Opening hours : Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5.30pm

Price : free entrance

Address : Museum Horta - Rue Américaine 27, 1030 Schaerbeek

Transport :  Tram 92 (Janson or Ma Campagne), Tram 81, 97 (Janson), Bus 54 (Ma Campagne)