On Sunday 21 August, access to the Villa Empain is limited to the participants of the Summer Party. The event is sold out.


Portrait of a Lady

24 March › 4 September 2022

The exhibition illustrates the representation of women from prehistoric times to today. The exhibition brings together a selection of ancient and contemporary artworks from Eastern and Western cultures.

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Michel Polak

Technology and craftsmanship, an architecture of wonder

7 April › 21 August 2022

Architect and aesthete Michel Polak created many buildings that are now seen as emblematic of the City of Brussels, among them the Residence Palace, the Hotel Plaza and the Villa Empain. The exhibition offers a new reading of his work in the light of the historical, technological and stylistic upheavals of the time.

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Chun Kwang Young: Times Reimagined

Biennale di Venezia

23 April › 27 November 2022

Supported by the Boghossian Foundation, the exhibition ‘Chun Kwang Young: Times Reimagined’ presents the aesthetics of the Korean artist at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac during the 59th Biennale of Venice.

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Architecture and garden

The Villa Empain

The exhibitions of the Boghossian Foundation take place in the Villa Empain, a masterpiece of art deco architecture, designed by Michel Polak at the request of Baron Louis Empain. Discover the history of the house


Like a mirror of water, the huge swimming pool reflects the back side of the house. Surrounded by a pergola adorned with brightly colored mosaics, it is an essential part of the gardens. The garden of the Villa is decorated with contemporary sculptures. Discover the garden

Next exhibition


29 September 2022 › 15 January 2023

The exhibition 'Flags' explores the constant place of flags in art from the great historical painting to contemporary installations through a transnational journey of exchange and confrontation.

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