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Musée des Beaux-arts, Tournai

(2.5/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Tournai, Belgium, is an art museum.The inception of the museum was in the beginning of the 20th century when Henri Van Cutsem, a Belgian art collector, offered his collection to the city of Tournai in 1905. The collection contained important works of important 19th century French painters like Manet, Monet, Seurat and others.The Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta started drafting a new building that would contain the Van Cutsem donation and other holdings already owned by the city of Tournai but the First World War intervened and construction was delayed. Horta abandoned his first designs made in a typical Art Nouveau style. The building that finally opened its doors in 1928 is executed in a more classical and linear style typically for the work of Horta in the post-war period (cf. Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels).
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Reviews
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  • We do not know enough this beautiful Museum located in the center of the city of Tournai and at the moment it is presented this: the Museum of fine arts of Tournai welcomes an exhibition of exception from January 14 to April 16, 2017: "Dalí - Pitxot." This show is awesome go fast! We enjoyed! Normal is DALI!
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  • This museum is housed in a building of the Grand architect Horta. The outside looks pretty impressive: imposing façade with images group ... Inside one there has unfortunately made a mess of which neither the architecture of Horta nor the collection to their right. The walls are painted in bright colors, works to hang jumbled up. So the museum displays some really large canvases of Gallait ... Curiously, one the middle of that room filled with showcases and smaller works whereby it is impossible that work by Gallait in a good way. Works of Knopff, van der Weyden, Rubens, Manet (!) hang jumbled together. A missed opportunity ...
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  • Totally disgusted with the price, the state and very minimal amount of art in this beautiful building of Horta. The main exhibition was of the artist Pitxot, and, presumablely to accommodate his work,...  more »
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  • A fairly small museum, but a wide selection of works. Some old masters, some impressionist, including a Monet, Seurat. Impossible to miss Tom Frantzen's sculptures, some cocks and a flying hippo. An enjoyable visit.
  • Super Victor Horta art nouveau building
  • very nice strewn Museum of beautiful works! to visit at least once ;-)!
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  • Beautiful Museum regularly changed theme.
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  • Very light collection, hanging is original. Small museum, some beautiful works.
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