A new article in The Washington Post extolls the virtues of Brussels as a vanguard on the contemporary art scene, its opening line stating that “Brussels is the new Berlin”.
Author Ceil Miller Bouchet begins her trip in the Belgian capital in a small art studio in Anderlecht, where American painter Tessa Perutz cites Brussels’ small size, cosmopolitan character and affordable housing as advantages over the Big Apple.
She continues her journey through the Ixelles and Saint-Gilles neighbourhoods, taking in the local contemporary art galleries and remarking on the abundance of art clear in the city’s nearly 200 arts venues.
Included in her tour is the Sablon area, as well as the nearby Royal Museum of Fine Arts which houses the Magritte Museum, dedicated to the famous Belgian surrealist artist.
Describing Brussels as a quirky capital where creative and unusual ideas are welcome, Bouchet pens a fitting tribute to a city said to have the highest number of art collectors in the world.