Housed in a neoclassical building and part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, the Magritte Museum, founded in 2009, provides an excellent survey of works by the surrealist artist, who lived in a modest house in the suburban district of Jette, Brussels, for the last 40 years of his life. The collection of more than 200 works include oils on canvas, gouaches, drawings, sculptures, and painted objects as well as advertising posters, musical scores, vintage photographs, and films produced by the artist. Throughout the museum Magritte’s works are complemented by those of other artists, often friends or contemporaries, which help to show the exchange of ideas and subjects. The museum's gift shop has a good selection of items themed around the artist as well as surrealism in general.
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Our Rating Neighborhood Place Royale/Mont des Arts Hours Tues–Sun 10am–5pm Transportation Metro: Porte de Namur/Park, T ram 92, 94 to Royale Phone 02/ 508-32-11 Prices €8 adults, combination ticket with other Royal Museums €13, €2 children ages 6–25, free for children under 6 Web site Musée Magritte
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