Retrospective exhibition Constantin Meunier (1831-1905)



This exhibition will be the first complete overview of the artist’s career since the retrospective exhibition in Leuven in 1909.

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On 20 September 2014, a large retrospective exhibition of realist work by the 19th century realist Belgian painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) opens its doors. Meunier is known internationally for the industrial labourers, dock and mine workers that he introduced into the visual arts as icons of modernity. His view of mankind and the world is engaged and full of compassion, and inextricably bound up with the industrial, social and political developments that took place in Belgium at the end of the 19th century.

Nevertheless, this exhibition aims to provide a varied overview of the complete work of the artist. For this reason, special attention will be paid to the paintings from the first decades of his career which, to date, have hardly been studied: historical tableaux, civil portraits and religious scenes. As no other the oeuvre of Constantin Meunier is reflecting the main movements and developments in Belgian art from the second half of the 19th Century. Alongside a representative selection of paintings and bronzes, a captivating selection of works on paper and documents will be shown.

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


Tuesdays – Fridays: 10:00-17:00
The ticket offices close at 16:30

Weekends: 11:00-18:00
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Closed Mondays and the following days: 1 November, 11 November, 25 December, 1 January and 8 January.
On 24 and 31 December the museums close at 14:00 (ticket sales close at 13:00)


The opening hours on Saturday and Sunday are changed: from 11:00 am till 6:00 pm (instead of 10:00 am till 5:00 pm)

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Individuals (audioguide included)
Tuesday to Friday
Adult € 14,50 € 17,50
Senior (+65 years) € 12,50 € 15,50
Child / Youth (6-26 years) € 7,50 € 8,50
Teacher € 7,50 € 8,50
Person with a physical or mental disability + leader € 7,50 € 8,50
Child (below end age 5) accompagnied by an adult / Friends of the RMFAB / Press / ICOM € 0,00 € 0,00
GroUps (audioguide included)
Tuesday to Friday
Adult (min. 15 persons of more) € 10,75 € 10,75
School group (6-26 years) € 3,50 € 3,50


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