From 6 December, the general public will be able to discover the Fin de Siècle Museum and its collection of works by Belgian artists such as James Ensor, Fernand Khnopff, Léon Spilliaert, Victor Horta, Henry Van de Velde or Philippe Wolfers, as well as big names such as Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Émile Gallé, Louis Marjorelle and Alphonse Mucha. The museum will form part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) umbrella institution.
The Fin de Siècle Museum will take visitors on a journey through the art of the late 19th and early 20th century as framed within its historical context: landscape and modernity, De Coster and the birth of Belgian national literature, the rediscovery of the Primitives, Rops and Baudelaire, social art, the reception of Impressionism, literary and pictorial symbolism, Péladan and idealism, the decorative arts between Brussels and Nancy, La Monnaie and Wagner, Brussels and Art Nouveau, Spilliaert, Minne, Maeterlinck, the first Laethem School? An extensive programme that offers a comprehensive overview by combining the exhibition works with modern technological resources. To achieve this goal, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium works in joint partnership with the Royal Library of Belgium and La Monnaie Royal Theatre, as well as the Brussels Capital Region, which has donated on loan the extraordinary Gillion Crowet Collection, one of the highlights of the museum at the end of the visit. The Fin de Siècle Museum is set to become one of the jewels of our heritage.
For more information: http://www.fine-arts-museum.be/en/museums/musee-fin-de-siecle-museum