Art Nouveau treasures at the Belgian coast

18 January 2024 - 16 June 2024

Belgium’s fine Art Nouveau architecture deserves to be put on a pedestal, and the Belle Epoque museum in Blankenberge has done just that.

Launched on the tail end of a year marking the 130th anniversary of the construction of the first Art Nouveau house by Victor Horta, the Belle Epoque museum has given us Art Nouveau Treasures.

And treasures are exactly what this exhibition has to offer, flowing from the creativity of such notable Belgians as Henri Van de Velde, Marcel Kammerer and James Ensor, to name just a few.

That last man is practically on home turf. Ensor is practically synonymous with his home town of Ostend, just 20 kilometres down the coast from Blankenberge. The particularly avid museum goer might hop on the coastal tram to see Rose, Rose, Rose à Mes Yeux, an exhibition in which Ensor and his contemporaries are fêted for their still-life work.

But we digress. Feel like marvelling at the Belgian architectural (and interior) craftsmanship of days past? Head to the museum’s website for more information.