BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels

The word “BOZAR” is a rough phonetic spelling of the French term Beaux-Arts, meaning Fine Arts.

From the outside, the building looks rather similar to the nearby Central Railway Station, which is no wonder since they were designed by the same architect, Victor Horta (1861-1947). It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside there is a huge labyrinth of different exhibition areas on different levels.

The building was being thoroughly renovated and modernized when I was there, but they still had enough useable space to show two large expositions, “the grand atelier” and “Portugal: Encompassing the Globe” in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

A tapestry and a painting from the exhibition on Portugal
BOZAR is at 23 Rue Ravenstein in Brussels
50°50’39.33″ North;  4°21’34.25″ East

My photos in the post are from 2007. I revised the text in 2018.

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