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Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Ixelles

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Address: Rue Jean van Volsem 7, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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August in Brussels

Liked the old masters and19th/20th century museums but was a bit disappointed by the Magritte section. Still, a fine place to spend the day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2015
Alan C
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Liked the old masters and19th/20th century museums but was a bit disappointed by the Magritte section. Still, a fine place to spend the day.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

super variety of mainly paintings, but also some furniture and sculpture, organised in a confusing manner, its not easy to tell where you are and what you have covered, you can see they know that as they have implemented colour coding to try and help. classical to modern, with frequent special exhibitions, definitely worth a visit

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Extensive collection of middle ages art and the Magritte collection, as wel as the special Chagall Exhibit.

Thank allyurwishes
Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Friendly staff. Interesting exhibits. Saw the Magritte section. I would go back to see the rest. Downtown and close to other attractions.

Thank Daniel R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

If you want to see a real fine history of belgian art after 1850 then you have to visit this museum: from frits vd berghe, to panamarenko, from gustave desmedt to van Rysselberhe, you will find works of these really fine paople there. As i'm writing is there is also a retrospective of gao yingjian, and this one is certainnly... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

The Musée d'Ixelles is not usually in the itinerary of the tourists, maybe due to its location, or to the focus in the Centre and Mont des Arts attractions. Should you linger a little longer in the city (which as someone in love with Brussels I recommend), take the bus or the tram to Place Fernand Cocq, and with a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

good exposure of the arts. Could do with a more detailed (maybe coloured) explanation where ...what is..

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

This was a good museum and art gallery but the charges related to which section you wanted to see before you had seen what was on offer. OK for a rainy day and some art (including very good Triptych exhibition)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Should have given it much more time but how good to see original Breughel paintings up close to appreciate the detail.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

After a show-stopping exhibition of Neo Rausch last year, it was a thrill to enjoy an equally well-curated and attended exhibition in 2014 of Michaël Borremans.

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