The Horta Museum is located in the private house and studio of Victor Horta (1861-1947).
Built between 1898 and 1901 at 23-25, rue Américaine in Saint-Gilles, Brussels, the two buildings are typical of Art Nouveau at its height. The interior decoration has largely been retained, the mosaics, stained glass, and wall decorations forming a harmonious and elegant whole, down to the last detail.
Maison du Peuple
Thanks to the 3D restitution hypothesis of the Maison du Peuple, you can, not only discover the exterior and interior spaces of this emblematic building by Victor Horta (1896) but also learn more about the history, architecture, functions and... the destruction (1965) of this building.
This project was made possible with the support of the Baillet-Latour Fund. It is the result of collaboration between the Horta Museum and the Alice Laboratory (La Cambre-Horta Faculty of Architecture).
This fun, interactive and richly illustrated short guidebook will accompany younger and older visitors as they explore the world of Victor Horta. It will help them to discover the architect's house in an entertaining and interactive way, through simple texts that include little activities.
Families accompanied by children will each receive a copy..
This is a bronze by Constantin Meunier (1831-1905) made around 1895 and entitled The Wounded.
Horta was no stranger to the work of his contemporary. He had a print of the same size of the bronze statuette of The Wounded. The work, placed on a sample of granite (deposited by the Jean Delhaye Foundation) which he had set in bronze, decorates the table in his veranda.
You can now find the work and its base in the veranda window of the artist's personal home.
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards