Brussels commemorates René Magritte

07/09/2017

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of René Magritte. As a result, several exhibitions on the surrealist artist will be organised in Brussels.

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) are organising two exhibitions. The exhibition Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art focuses on the influence René Magritte had, and still has, on artists such as George Condo, Gavin Turk, Sean Landers and David Altmejd. Much of the focus will be on the bond between Magritte and Marcel Broodthaers. Another exhibition explores the link between Magritte and the art critic Marcel Lecomte. Both exhibitions run from 13 October 2017 until 18 February 2018. During this time, the Magritte Museum at the Place Royale in Brussels will be open 7 days a week. This museum, which houses more than 200 works, has the richest collection of Magrittes in the world.

The René Magritte Museum in Jette organises various activities throughout the year. For example, lectures, guided tours and games are organised on the first Sunday of every month. The museum is situated in the house where the artist worked for 24 years. Visitors can admire original paintings, watercolours and drawings by the artist. In addition, the museum displays hundreds of personal items and documents, photographs and letters. You can find more information on the museum's Facebook page.

Between 21 September 2017 and 20 September 2018, the exhibition Atomium meets surrealism will take place in the Atomium, in which visitors will be immersed in the magical world of René Magritte and surrealism. You can find more information at this website.

You can discover all the Brussels activities relating to Magritte on this website.

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