Musée Constantin Meunier


This intimate museum occupies an Ixelles town house that was the last home and studio of Brussels-born artist Constantin Meunier (1831–1905) and presents a substantial collection of his later works. Meunier is best known for emotive sculptures and social-realist paintings, including larger-than-life bronzes depicting muscular miners from Hainaut, dock workers from Antwerp and men reaping fields.

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2. Xavier Hufkens

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3. Messen De Clerq

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7. WWI Memorial


An artistic though modest tribute to the dead of WWI.

8. Étangs d’Ixelles

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