Refurbishment for the Paul Delvaux Museum


Good news for all art enthusiasts visiting the Belgian coast: the Paul Delvaux Museum at Sint-Idesbald has recently reopened its doors to the general public, after a thorough rearrangement of its exhibition rooms.

The Paul Delvaux Museum, housing the largest collection worldwide of works of the surrealist painter, underwent a substantial refurbishment. The rooms in the basement as well as the rooms on the ground floor were completely redesigned so as to provide additional space for hanging paintings. Besides, visitors can move more easily in the museum.

Accommodated in what once was a modest fisherman’s cottage, the Paul Delvaux Museum has succeeded to grow into a fascinating contemporary museum – without subsidies. Some connoisseurs even consider it to be one of the most wonderful artistic settings in Belgium.

The reopening of the Paul Delvaux Museum coincides with the renewed interest in the artist’s graphic works. The first exhibition is specifically dedicated to the prints Delvaux produced in the atelier of Fernand Mourlot and can be visited until 8 January 2017. It will be followed by an exhibition of the illustrations Delvaux made for the literary works of  Paul Eluard, Alain Robbe-Grillet and others.