This is Not a Museum: NEW Rene Magritte Museum, Opens June 2
By Aimee Lusty
posted: 05-12-09
People gather to view the shrouded building of the new Rene Magritte Museum in Brussels, Wednesday May 28, 2008, as it is covered up with a giant canvas that shows Magritte's masterpiece 'Empire of Light'.
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On June 2, 2009, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Belgium in collaboration with the Magritte Foundation will proudly open the long awaited Rene Magritte Museum.

The museum will showcase over 170 works by Magritte separated chronologically by floor. In addition to its three floors of galleries the building is set to house vast archives of Magritte's paintings and drawings, photographs, letters, exhibition ephemera, as well as a library, resource center, and museum shop.

Rene Magritte is venerated as one of the 20th century's most celebrated Surrealist painters. He was born in Belgium in 1898, and moved to Brussels to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. His work is best known for his "juxtaposition of ordinary objects in unusual context and for giving familiar objects new translations."

The museum is located on the Palace Royal, 1 - 1000 Brussels, BE Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30am - 5pm, Open til 8pm on Wednesdays Tel: +32 2 508.31.11 ...Source

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