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EXHIBITIONS

"L'Ornement Art nouveau" exhibition at the Horta Museum 


In this new exhibition, the Horta Museum investigates the renewed interest in interior decorations in the Art Nouveau period. In the second half of the nineteenth century, scientists and historians tried to work out the secrets behind the profusion of decorative motifs dating back some two thousand years. Some thought they represented a sort of language with its own alphabet and grammar. At the same time, artists and architects were using new technologies to create innovative and unusual shapes and designs.

Some tours of the exhibition are organized during the BANAD Festival:

Practical Information of the museum

Info : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - +32(0)2 543 04 90

Two sets of opening times:
The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday 2 pm - 5.30 pm.
The Museum is open Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 5.30 pm.

Adress: Hortamuseum - 25, rue Américaine - 1060 Brussels (Saint-Gilles)
Tram 81, 82 (Janson), Bus 54 (Trinité/Drievuldigheid)


Salon 1910 and other pre-war cars


Did you know …

  • that the magnificent building that houses Autoworld since more than 30 years welcomed the first ever Motor and Cycle Show? It was from 1902 through to 1934, when the halls housing the present Musées de l’Automobile et de l’Air were joined. (at that time the Esplanade did not exist).
  • that the cars were tailor-made to order – somewhat similar to designer clothes? The future owner would purchase a chassis from the car brand and then call on a coachbuilder and together with him define the bodywork.


All that, and many other things, will be exhibited and explained in the new 1000m² zone: “Salon 1910”. Keeping to a period atmosphere, created thanks to photographs and reproductions, the visitor will be able to immerse himself in the first Salon. A showroom exhibiting chassis and coach-built cars, numerous blown up photographs, videos of the period and, it goes without saying, some thirty cars as those sold at the Motor Show during the beginning of the last century will liven up the zone looking to be eminently educational.

With “Salon 1910”, Autoworld fully reacquaints itself with its history, whilst enhancing the museum’s right wing.


Some tours of the exhibition are organized during the BANAD Festival:


Practical Information

Opening hours: 10:00 > 17:00 (from 01.10 to 31.03) & 10:00 > 18:00 (Weekend)

Info: Tel. : +32 2 736.41.65 ; Fax : +32 2 736.51.36 ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adress : Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11 Jubelpark - 1000
Metro 1, 5 (Merode) - Bus 27, 61, 80 (Merode) - Tram 81 (Merode)


"The book as a witness of the transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco"

Saturday 21 March to Sunday 29 March

​Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles are strongly represented in the decorative arts, especially in bookbinding and cover illustrations. Famous architects and designers such as Henry van de Velde and Pierre Legrain designed motifs, lines and shapes for book covers and illustrations. In this exhibition of around twenty books from its collection, the Bibliotheca Wittockiana will show visitors the transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. This is an exceptionally rare chance for members of the public to see these books, which are normally stored in the reserve collection.

Practical Information of the museum

Info : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 02 770 53 33

Two sets of opening times:
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm

AdressBibliotheca Wittockiana- 23 rue de Bemel -B 1150 Brussels
Metro 1, "Montgomery "stop / Tram 39-44, "Jules Cesar" stop Bus 36, "Atlantique" stop