Magritte Museum opens today in Brussels with largest collection of the artist’s work

June 2nd, 2009

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King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium looking at René Magritte’s ‘Black Magic’ at the inauguration of the Magritte Museum in Brussels via Artdaily

A museum dedicated to Belgian Surrealist artist René Margritte opens today in Brussels. The Magritte Museum houses the world’s largest Magritte collection, with two hundred and fifty artworks as well as archival material, and is the product of a partnership between the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Magritte Foundation, the Belgian Régie des Bâtiments, the Belgian Federal Science Policy Administration, and the GDF SUEZ Group. Following in the footsteps of other recently built single artist museums, such as the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam or the Zentrum Paul Klee at Berne, the Magritte Museum is intended as a research center for the life and work of the artist.

René Magritte Museum
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