Magritte Museum

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Magritte Museum
Musée Magritte  (French)
Magritte Museum  (Dutch)
Musée Magritte, Brussels, in June 2016.jpg
Hôtel Altenloh, home of the museum.
Magritte Museum is located in Brussels
Magritte Museum
Location within Brussels
Magritte Museum is located in Belgium
Magritte Museum
Magritte Museum (Belgium)
LocationPlace Royale / Koningsplein 1,
B-1000 City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Coordinates50°50′31″N 4°21′31″E / 50.842019°N 4.358522°E / 50.842019; 4.358522

The Magritte Museum (French: Musée Magritte, Dutch: Magritte Museum) is a museum in Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to the work of the Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte. It is one of the constituent museums of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.


The Magritte Museum opened to the public on 30 May 2009 in Brussels.[1] Housed in the five-level neoclassical Hôtel Altenloh, on the Place Royale/Koningsplein, it displays some 200 original Magritte paintings, drawings and sculptures[2] including The Return, Scheherazade and The Empire of Light.[3] 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.[4] Additionally, the museum includes Magritte's experiments with photography from 1920 on and the short surrealist films he made from 1956 on.[4]


  1. ^ Magritte Museum
  2. ^ "Two New Museums for Tintin and Magritte". Time. 30 May 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  3. ^ Victor Zak October 2009 page 20 Westways Magazine
  4. ^ a b Oisteanu, Valery. "Magritte, Painter-Philosopher". The Brooklyn Rail (July–August 2010).