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Musee Rene Magritte

135 rue Esseghem, Brussels 1090, Belgium
32 (02) 428-2626
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Ranked #18 of 216 Attractions in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I took a guided tour, and it was interesting to see how Magritte's work changed over time and what influenced it. But I really missed the well known pieces, the pieces that made him famous.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Sadly, this collection is devoid of the artist's major works. The audio guide is quite average, and could be improved upon. English speakers miss out on translations of the artists's quotes, as supposedly, they are considered themselves to be works of art. Puzzling and disappointing.

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The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

While it was interesting to learn about his life, in a well presented exhibit spread over three floors, the actual art was disappointing. Of course the best works are in larger museums, but this was a bit disappointing. Also much too dark, so the atmosphere was tiring and too hushed.

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Lincoln, NE USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice museum. I do not think his works are as good as Salvador Dali, and I have visited his museums in Spain, Germany and Florida, but this was a well laid out museum and I learned a lot about him and his works.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

the Magritte museum stores an interesting collection of his work. Perfect way to spend and afternoon without being overwhelmed like in bigger museums.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Enjoyed the museum and it's well presented chronological explanations, and multi media presentation in regards Rene Magritte and his art. Sadly, so much of his important work was apparently overseas, so there were very, very few of his well recognised pieces, and this was frankly VERY disappointing for us. Seeing all the missing art in miniature, on postcards in the... More

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Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As a birthday gift to my grandmother I promised to take her to the Magritte museum and it didn't disappoint us at all! It was great to see the evolution in his work and the different styles in his paintings which I hadn't expected. The museum is 3 floors, which was the perfect length for a museum visit.. It took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The is the most complete collection of Margritte anywhere. Whether your into art history, art appreciation, or looking for inspiration, you'll find it here. I was so inspired by Margritte and this collection that my creative mind has been positively firing since my visit. My friend said she felt "inoculated" by Margritte. (She meant that in the best possible way.)... More

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Ostend, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

René Magritte is certainly a well respected citizen in Brussels.You can visit his house and now he has his own museum. As a well known surrealist , this shouldn't surprise you, he has made some wonderful paintings. This museum does honor to his work and is worth a thorough visit. Magritte's world is magical and at the same time very... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a must visit. Quite simply the only way to get a genuine feel for the magical imagination, technical skill and endearing sense of humour, of one the the world's greatest artists.

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