Located in the complex of the former ice-houses of Saint-Gilles, just a few minutes’ walk from the city center of Brussels, the Fantastic Art Center is the landmark of Professor D., a creative and deranged spirit, mobilizing his cerebral machinery to concoct a real immersion in his fantastic universe.
The museum is dedicated to showcasing the works of artists who are inspired by the surreal, the bizarre and the fantastical. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, installations and other works of art, which are both thought-provoking and visually stunning. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, which showcase the works of contemporary artists from Belgium and around the world.
A Journey through the Wonders of Art and History
As you explore the Fantastic Museum, you will be taken on a journey through the wonders of art and history. The museum’s collection includes works from the 16th century to the present day, and covers a wide range of themes and styles. Some of the highlights of the collection include works by Salvador Dali, René Magritte and Max Ernst.
One of the most fascinating exhibits in the museum is the Cabinet of Curiosities, which features a collection of strange and unusual objects from around the world. These include taxidermy animals, medical instruments, ancient relics and other oddities. This exhibit is a testament to the museum’s commitment to showcasing the weird and wonderful.
Another interesting aspect of the museum is its focus on the history of the museum building itself. The museum has preserved many of the original features of the building, including the ornate ceilings, the grand staircase and the beautiful stained-glass windows. This adds another layer of depth to the museum’s collection, and gives visitors a sense of the history and culture of this fascinating neighborhood.