Fin-de-Siècle Museum

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Fin-de-Siècle Museum
Musée Fin-de-Siècle
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Waterlily bookcase by Louis Majorelle, in the Gillon-Crowet collection
Fin-de-Siècle Museum is located in Brussels
Fin-de-Siècle Museum
Location within Brussels
Established 6 December 2013 (2013-12-06)
Coordinates 50°50′31″N 4°21′30″E / 50.8418806°N 4.3582944°E / 50.8418806; 4.3582944Coordinates: 50°50′31″N 4°21′30″E / 50.8418806°N 4.3582944°E / 50.8418806; 4.3582944
Collections Impressionism, Art Nouveau
Website Official website

The Fin-de-Siècle Museum (French: Musée Fin-de-Siècle, "Museum of the Turn of the Century") is a museum in Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to the full spectrum of the arts of the period between 1868, when the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts ("Free Society of Fine Arts") was founded Brussels, and 1914, the year of the outbreak of World War I. It is one of the constituent museums of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.[1] The museum opened on 6 December 2013.[2]

Collection[edit]

Artists represented in the museum's collection include Constantin Meunier, James Ensor, Henri Evenepoel, and Fernand Khnopff, Léon Spilliaert. The museum also celebrates the richness of the period in literature, architecture, photography, opera, music, and poetry, featuring works by Maurice Maeterlinck, Emile Verhaeren, Octave Maus, Victor Horta, Henry Van de Velde, Maurice Kufferath, and Guillaume Lekeu. Important international artists of the period in the collection include Vincent van Gogh, Rodin, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, and Edward Burne-Jones. The Gillon-Crowet gallery houses a collection of Art Nouveau furniture and decorative arts.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum". Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Trend, Nick (6 December 2013). "Brussels: Inside the new Musée Fin-de-Siècle". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 

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