Musée Magritte

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The Magritte Museum is a part of the “Royal Museums of Fine Arts” and is located in the Althenloh Hotel. It was dedicated to the famous Belgian painter René Magritte and since its opening in 2009 it exhibits the largest collection of the artist in the world. The building has a total of six floors. Above the entrance area, the artist’s masterpieces, such as sculptures, painted vases, advertising posters, more than 200 paintings, drawings, scores, as well as films and photographs showing René Magritte himself, are spread over three floors covering an area of 2,500 square meters. In addition, the museum displays about 50 other exhibits on loan from the executor of the estate Charly Herscovici and private individuals.

On the top floor, the works of the painter up to 1929 are shown. On the middle level are the exhibits up to 1950, including paintings from the period of World War 2, such as “The Black Magic”, which was created in 1945. On the lower level, the artworks from 1950 to 1967, the year he also died, are exhibited. Many of his most famous works such as “The Return”, “The Search for Truth or “Celestial Bird” can be found here.

In the basement there is a museum store, a multimedia center and a library.

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