Yesss, another art fair in Brussels! Different from Art Brussels or BRAFA, the Accessible Art Fair is looking from a different angle to sell art. The focus is on young, less known artists and as the name says, they try to be as accessible as possible. You can meet the artists at the fair and there will be artworks in different price categories.
If you haven’t heard yet, the Museum Nocturnes have started again! Every Thursday evening a few museums open their doors until 10:00 pm. It’s a great idea because how many times do you get the chance to visit a museum on a working day? The only thing I find regrettable is that not all of them open their doors for free! So far I only visited the Magritte museum once during the Nocturnes, but this year I have a few more visits in mind. I’m a little bit ashamed that I haven’t seen the Museum of the City of Brussels from the inside yet 🙂 .
- Bruxella 1238 – Archaeological site
- Museum of Costume and Lace
- Museum of the City of Brussels
- van Buuren Museum and Gardens
- Museum of the Police Force
- Fin-de-Siècle Museum
- Confederate Museum
- Temporary Museum of the National Bank of Belgium
See the full program until 10/12/2015 on the official website.
Another great event in Brussels next Saturday 03/10/2015! There is so much to do lately that I feel like I should write a blogpost every day. Off course that’s not possible, since I also have a life 🙂 (and a fulltime job).
Nuit Blanche is a contemporary art route in the city that offers several artistic installations, performances and activities. This years edition everything is happening around the Place Saint-Cathérine. The meeting point is located at the Vismet (Quai aux Bisques & Quai au Bois à Brûler). There are 32 things to see during 1 evening so it’s better to make a selection in advance. I remember from last year that there was a long waiting line at the entrance for some activities, so I didn’t get to see everything I wanted. For this year, I chose activities that are less time bound to avoid that everybody wants to get in at the same time.
Next weekend (19 & 20 September 2015): Heritage Days + Car Free Sunday = no excuses to stay inside!
During the Heritage Days lots of buildings will open their doors for the public. This year the focus is on offices, ateliers and factories. There are so many places to see that it’s impossible to visit everything. I’m only available one day out of two, so it’s hard to make a choice. I prefer to visit buildings that I’ve never seen before and that have an artistic side. Here’s what I’d like to see:
Just a little reminder of some things to do in Brussels this summer, before it’s too late. Don’t miss it!
Exposition Henri Cartier-Bresson!
If you didn’t see the photo collection of Henri Cartier-Bresson in the Jewish museum yet, you still have some time. The exposition was going to close on 25/08/2015, but on the website I see they prolonged it until 06/09/2015! If you are into photography, I really recommend this exhibition, because it’s quite rare to see such a big collection of Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of Magnum Photography. To see my review about the expo, click here.
Exposition The Belgians!
Whether you have a passion for fashion or not, visiting this expo @ Bozar can cause a serious sense of ‘belgitude’ 🙂 . I was really surprised about the creations of our belgian fashion designers, because I didn’t really expect to be this impressed. Read more about my experience here. Visiting is possible until 13/09/2015.
Bruxelles les Bains!
They predict ideal weather next week, so it’s about time to catch the summer vibe! Think about sand, cocktails, music, international food stands & parties and you have all the ingredients for a great time @ Bruxelles les Bains. Click here for more info & pictures! Don’t wait too long because 09/08/2015 is the last day.
Have a great summer!
If you didn’t go on vacation yet, or even worse, if you are already back 🙂 , then there is always Bruxelles Les Bains/Brussel Bad to go catch the summer vibe! Every year during more then 1 month, the canal zone is transformed in a tropical beach resort. This year it goes on until the 9th of August, so if you would like to go, you have only 2 weeks left.