Magritte Museum

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Template:Infobox museum The Magritte Museum (Template:Lang-fr, Template:Lang-nl) is a museum in Brussels, Belgium dedicated to the work of the Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte. It is situated next to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Museum

The Magritte Museum opened to the public on 30 May 2009 in Brussels. Housed in the five-level neo-classical Hotel Altenloh, on the Place Royale, it displays some 200 original Magritte paintings, drawings and sculptures including The Return, Scheherazade and The Empire of Light. This multidisciplinary permanent installation is the biggest Magritte archive anywhere and most of the work is directly from the collection of the artist's widow, Georgette Magritte, and from Irene Hamoir Scutenaire, who was his primary collector.<ref name="Oisteanu">Template:Cite journal</ref> Additionally, the museum includes Magritte's experiments with photography from 1920 on and the short surrealist films he made from 1956 on.<ref name="Oisteanu"/>

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