2050 A Brief History of the Future



2050. A brief history of the future

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Louvre Museum come together to present a unique and innovative project!

Paintings, sculptures, photos, videos, installations and digital art: over 70 contemporary works question our future up to 2050. The exhibition of the RMFAB addresses major social themes such as over-consumption, global conflicts, scarcity of natural resources, social and economic inequality, the mutation of the human being. However, these complex topics are challenged by positive and constructive visions, sometimes even with humour. Belgian and international artists such as Sugimoto, Boetti, Kingelez, Warhol, LaChapelle, Gursky, Op de Beeck, Yongliang, Turk, Alÿs,… invite us to (re)think the future.

The complementary Louvre exhibition (24.09.2015 > 04.01.2016) anticipates the future based on a subjective reading of the past and translated by artistic creations from the previous millennia. These two exhibitions are inspired by Jacques Attali’s book A Brief History of the Future (ed. Fayard, translated into 18 languages).

www.expo-2050.be / #expo2050 / Agenda


Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
3, Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 508 32 11

Tel. 02/508.33.33
Fax. 02/508.32.32


Tuesday – Friday: 10:00-17:00
Ticket sales close at 16:30

Weekends: 11:00-18:00
Ticket sales close at 17.30

Closed Mondays and the following days: 1 November, 11 November, 25 December, 1 January and 14 January. On 24 and 31 December the museums close at 14:00 (ticket sales close at 13:00)

App 'Fine Arts Belgium' for smartphone and/or tablet: free download via Google play and App Store.
The expo catalogue is available in e-book format: download via Google play and the App Store.

The application and e-book are available in English, French and Dutch.




Adult € 14,50
Senior (+65 years) € 12,50
Child / Youth (6-25 years) € 8,00
Belgian school teachers € 8,00
Person with a physical or mental disability + leader € 8,00
Child (aged 5 and under) accompagnied by an adult / Friends of the RMFAB / Press / ICOM € 0,00
FAMILY DEAL : 2 adults + 2 children / young persons (age 25 and under) € 32,00



Adult (min. 15 persons of more) € 10,50
School group (6-25 years) € 3,50

B-Excursion : « Train + Admission »

 Purchase your tickets online. The free tickets are available on site at the cash registers (Rue de la Régence 3 – 1000 Brussels) or, for school groups and guided visits, by reservation (reservation@fine-arts-museum.be).