A museum surrounded by nature
In October 2000, Jean-Michel Folon (1934-2005) founded a museum in the Château de la Hulpe farm, at the heart of the Domaine régional Solvay. Just 20 minutes from Brussels, this 227-hectare oasis of greenery is bordered by the forêt de Soignes, criss-crossed with paths and studded with ponds which are home to remarkable flora and fauna.
The Belgian artist designed the museum route with original and interactive scenography consisting of installations, music and lighting and visual effects. The 15 exhibition halls showcase his iconic images/figures including inks, watercolours, paintings, etchings, posters, objects, sculptures … Through these 350 or so pieces, visitors can discover the many facets ot the work of this multidisciplinary artist who very quickly achieved international recognition thanks to the universality of his message.
The Fondation Folon is a non-profit foundation which, through the activities it organises for all the audiences (including young people and people with disabilities), continues to champion the artist’s values and campaigns for human rights and nature conservation.