This fine museum houses both ancient and modern art masterpieces. Highlights include works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, Hieronymus Bosch, and Théodore Géricault, along with such moderns as James Ensor, Theo van Rysselberghe, George Minne, and Constant Permeke. Note: The museum is closed for renovations until 2006; during the period of closure, exhibits from the collection will be mounted at the nearby Leopold Barracks, Charles de Kerchovelaan 187A (tel. 09/240-07-00); and Hieronymus Bosch's painting The Bearing of the Cross will be displayed in the crypt of St. Bavo's Cathedral.
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