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Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

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19th and 20th century art

There is one floor with 20th century art, and another with 19th century art - all paintings. I... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
RHAHJ
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Lovely museum

We went for the Van Gogh exposition. Interesting to see this period of his life...It's a well... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2015
wvdm2016
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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Mar 29, 2017
“19th and 20th century art”
Feb 13, 2017
“Hopelessly overrrated”
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

There is one floor with 20th century art, and another with 19th century art - all paintings. I found the 20th century section quite dull. The 19th century section had many impressive pieces of figurative art.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Nice new little museum with generous space but few exhibits. Depends on the artist being featured, but most of the time not worth an extra trip from farther away. If you happen to be there, fine - and if it happens to be the first...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank globetrotter0105
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at BAM this morning 10AM sharp. Lights off, gate closed. Called the reception - the museum turns out only to be open when a temporary exhibition is hosted. This information is nowhere to be found online. Also I find it disappointing the temporary...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Tessa L
Reviewed September 17, 2015

Disappointing. Mainly exhibitions to show modern approach to the use of art for people with psychological problems. Interesting, but hardly a Musee des Beaux Arts.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank edward_walton
Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful special exhibits on display, excellent curation of local art, knowledge guides available, great rooftop terrace. Close to most things worth seeing in Mons, don't miss.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Yasmine_Motawy
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Recently refurbished. I went to see the WW1 exhibition...it was ok but not brilliant! Walked around the gallery and I left feeling rather disappointed at the collection. Our guide was not very good at all

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Peter W
Reviewed May 24, 2015

"Van Gogh in the Borinage; The Birth of an Artist" provided more education about this passionate being than I gained in all of art college and graduate school. I will be able to teach about this man and his art with greater authority and confidence...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Errol A
Reviewed May 8, 2015

I like the overall exhibilition and how the paints were organized, and the lights. I enjoyed it. There is free guide but we could not take it because the scheadule did not work well with ours

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank MarAle1111
Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went for the Van Gogh exposition. Interesting to see this period of his life...It's a well designed museum, right in the heart of the city of Mons.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank wvdm2016
Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you think Van Gogh and you think sunflowers and bright colours, this exhibition will shock. It focusses on his youth and his early years working as a pastor in the mining area near Mons (before moving to France) and starts with letters written to...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank meskean
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