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Musee Rene Magritte

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Address: 135 rue Esseghem, Brussels 1090, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 (02) 428-2626
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Part of the Museum of Fine Art in Brussels, the Magritte Museum is housed in a modernised part of this splendid building, and is spread over three levels. You start on the 3rd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Part of the Museum of Fine Art in Brussels, the Magritte Museum is housed in a modernised part of this splendid building, and is spread over three levels. You start on the 3rd floor which has his earliest works, then go down levels until the first level which holds his latest stuff. If you like surrealist art then this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed it a lot (family visit) and what came home with us were memories and some modern pictures, especailly the pipe! Belgian surrealist and since he is local it's good to visit his art, if you like such kind of art. Recommended.

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lisboa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The most iconic Magrite paintings are absent of the museum. In spite of some of the best pieces are in New York MoMa from 2014 to 2015, the importance and location of the museum justify that better collection.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

René and Georgette Magritte lived in this house from 1930-1954, meaning this is the place where his art reached maturity and where he found inspiration for the bulk of his work. Even today, his energy still permeates the place: the atmosphere is unmistakably charged with the electricity of his creative genius. Here, he created his variations on a theme "L'empire... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its a good museum if you like Magritte - but I think he's a bit like Andy Warhol - highly over-rated. He had some nice ides but there've been reprinted so many times as to have become clichés.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum gathers all Magrittes fases in life and paintings. Very nice visit in a beautiful building which is just around the corner of the Belgian royal palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very famour artist in Belgium, a must for many art lovers. Very interesting collection of modern art. Admirable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I got lost reaching Magritte's home on a very cold rainy day..and I felt I could really SEE his paintings with his umbrella men flying everywhere..I was blown by the wind..went through seemingly roads & reached the house.A lovely collection of artworks and his personal furniture which really echoes his work.Does art imitate life or does life imitate art..is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The best part of this museum is the opportunity to see Magritte works normally in private collections. Apparently, they change the exhibit through their borrowing from private collections and this also means that some of the permanent collection is away on loan to other museums. Fantastic overview of his work and his life. Highly recommend seeing this museum.

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Ascot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It's free from 13:00 on the first Wednesday of the month. It's a no brainer lots of interesting stuff.

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