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Arentshuis

Dijver 16, Bruges 8000, Belgium
44-87-11
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Ranked #40 of 56 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: First floor contains the works of Frank Brangwyn, a versatile Brugge artist.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: First floor contains the works of Frank Brangwyn, a versatile Brugge artist.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

In the garden of this 18th century abode are The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse in bronze by Rik Poot. An interesting group sculture representing famine, death,revolution and plague. A cheery topic but worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After I saw expo picasso and salvador dali, I visited Arentshuis. I nearly could die by too much surrealism, Frank Brangwyn helped me. Every one of his works is masterpiece. I am glad to see his paintings.

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Brangwyn collection on the top floor is quite extensive. It contains many paintings and numerous charcoals. While some of the works we found interesting, overall his style is not amongst our favourites.

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Reading, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The temporary exhibit was a modern artist. We did not care for his works. We had hoped the house would be interesting inside, but it was not. Entrance was included in our Brugge Museum Pass.

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Diksmuide, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I only went to this museum because it was combined with the Groeningemuseum, and I had the City Pass. It is a very beautiful building, but a small collection of art work. I spent more time in the park outside the museum, it has some really beautiful sculptures. I much preferred the Groeningemuseum!

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I confess that my art knowledge is very limited, and truly I wouldn't be able to identify one painter from another. With this in mind, after a bit of research I opted to see what Frank Brangwyn had to offer. I felt that maybe I might be able to appreciate his work because he worked with lots of different mediums.... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I must confess we had not known of Frank Brangwyn but went to the Arenthuis with our City Pass which gave us free entry. We were very impressed by the etchings of both Brangwyn and Jules de Bruycker, but somewhat disappointed that there was no jewellery and little else of Brangwyn's apart from his paintings and engravings. A well-laid out... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Has never been a very succesful exhibition place. Very nice building but needs to get another function that attracts more art-lovers. Very nice situation. Look the the horses of the apocalyps in the park. Look to the 'devil' his horse and his attribute

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Arentshuis is housed in an old mansion and comes on a joint ticket with the Groeninge Museum. Start here and go to the Groeninge second. My wife is the artist in the family but I found the Brangwyn collection interesting.

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The large open space on the ground floor is given over to temporary exhibitions, with a permanent showing of Frank Brangwyns work on the upper floor - not an artist we'd heard of before but some very effective pieces that we enjoyed

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