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Located on Place Royale, with no less than eight floors underground, the Museum of Modern Art was constructed around a light shaft that allows daylight to filter down. As part of the Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts, it houses a selection of works by Belgian modernists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Rik Wouters and 28 pieces by René Magritte. It also includes foreign artists such as Andy Warhol and Marc Chagall. There is a gift shop and cafeteria. The Museum of Modern Art is closed for renovation works until 2012. Please check the website regarding the museum's reopening.
The trendy Xavier Hufkens Gallery showcases contemporary artwork by national and international artists. Depending on the current display, you'll discover everything from bizarre oil paintings to unique sculptures to a Convertible Fat Car! This delightful and diverse gallery is well worth a visit.
A well-known art institution, the WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre is a treasure trove for art admirers. Spread across four floors, the center features artworks of local as well as internationally renowned artists encompassing various mediums of visual arts. Adding to the exhibitions of contemporary artworks, the center also organizes workshops for budding artists of all age groups. Apart from art exhibits, the center also hosts film screenings, concerts, lectures and other events regularly.