From the outset, the Brussels metro has a been a proper underground museum. The inventive brains behind it wanted each station to be different in terms of its identity, form and the nature of its finishing touches and for the art in them to be the unifying theme. More than 60 works of art decorate the platforms, corridors and ticket halls. All genres are represented : paintings, sculptures, photographs, openwork screens, stained-glass windows, etc. And all materials are there, from canvas to bronze, from wood to glass, including steel. Each station has its own personality while, at the same time, retaining a reassuring unity for passengers.
In collaboration with the Brussels-Capital Region, the STIB has brought out a guide devoted to art in the metro, in which you’ll find, arranged according to station, detailed information on each of the works of art that, every day, pass in procession before the gaze of the passengers :
- Art in the Metro – Home page : https://www.stib-mivb.be/kunst-metro-art.html?l=fr
- Free PDF guide “L’art à Bruxelles passe aussi par le métro” http://www.stib.be/irj/go/km/docs/STIB-MIVB/INTERNET/attachments/12-1348-ArtDansLeMetro_FR_LR.pdf