Tournai

Belgium



Address:
Enclos Saint-Martin
Tournai
7500
Phone: +32 69 33 24 31
Website: http://www.tournai.be

Musée Des Beaux-Arts De Tournai

Inaugurated on 17 June, 1928, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Tournai was created by the great art nouveau architect Victor Horta.

The building was specifically designed to house and present the rich art collections donated to the city by Henri Van Cutsem, the arts patron from Brussels, deceased in 1904. The building itself is worthy of a visit, for its unique rooms which lead off of a central polygonal hall.


Permanent Collection

The permanent collection is comprised of numerous ancient paintings which, in combination with those works bequeathed by Van Cutsem, and the subsequent purchases and acquisitions made by the museum, allow the visitor to experience a thorough understanding of pictorial production from the fifteenth century to the present day.

Among the museum’s major works are pieces by R Campin, R de le Pasture, J Gossart and Bruegel, as well as paintings by seventeenth and eighteenth century masters including Snyders, Rubens, Jordaens, Watteau and Piat-Sauvage.

The museum’s impressionist collection includes works by Manet, Monet, Seurat and Van Gogh.

A special room is set aside for artists originating from Tournai, including Gallait, Pion, Dumoulin and Leroy Grard.


Exhibitions

Please see http://www.tournai.be/fr/agenda_officiel/index.php?page=104 for an up to date exhibition program.






Opening hours

From 1 November to 31 March, open from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm every day except Tuesday.

From 1 April to 31 October, open from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm every day except Tuesday.




Facilities

Audioguides available in French, English and Dutch

The ground floor is accessible to disabled visitors.


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Education

Educational activities are offered. Please contact musee.beaux-arts@tournai.be or the educational service on +32 69 33 24 18.


Groups

Guided visits or group tours must be arranged with the tourism office by contacting
+32 69 22 20 45.