Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter and sculptor who worked in Realist style, spent his last days in this house. His works celebrated the working class man - the industrial worker, docker and miner. About 150 of his works are displayed at this museum, and they are some of his finest. The most striking works at the museum are his larger than life bronze sculptures. The staff is knowledgeable and engaging of the artist's’ life and his work. If you simply look at the art, you could be out of here in one hour. Engage in conversation and you’re bound to end up spending the entire afternoon.
- Disabled accessible
- Tram 93, 94 stop Abbaye
- Buses 38, 107, 136, 137 stop Patton
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Very interesting museum with key paintings and sculptures from Constantin Meunier. The house had been built for him and his art is displayed on the ground floor. A pity though that there are very limited captions next to the works of art, and no audio-guide or interactive display. It's still an "old style" museum with only a short printed 4-page brochure given to the visitor at the entrance. That said it is free so you really cannot be too demanding, and there are very few visitors so if you are lucky you may even be able to visit the museum on your own!
A very nice little museum. Few visitors and silence: good sphere to absorb the artworks. The man working there made my visit even more interesting because he was willing to talk with me about the artworks and Meunier. He was very enthusiast and friendly. Helped me understand his work better. He has his own study about the artworks which he showed me to learn me more about what I saw. All of this for free. Beautiful experience which I am grateful for.
J'adore la sculpture des Constantin Meunier car elle montre la dignité du travailleur. Les personnages sont encore un peu idéalisés maison se rend compte de la difficulté de leur travail. Et la puissance de l'évocation est très grande.
Un musée secret, gratuit, consacré à un des meilleurs sculpteurs belges. On visite sa maison dans l'intimité, et on découvre plus de 150 oeuvres (dessins, peintures, sculptures) originales ou répliques d'oeuvres bien connues. Accueil charmant !
Superbe musée trop peu connu et où l'on voit un artiste respectueux des ouvriers. D'ailleurs une des œuvres de Meunier, le podleur, à d'ailleurs figuré sur les pièces de 50centimes belges. A voir