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René Magritte Museum

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House where René Magritte (1898−1967) lived and worked from 1930 to 1954, which shows the apartment of the painter as it used to be, as well as watercolours, drawings and paintings, and hundreds of personal documents, photographs and letters.

The René Magritte Museum occupies the house in which the Belgian surrealist painter worked nearly 24 years of his life. On the ground floor the museum presents the apartment where the painter lived and worked from 1930 to 1954. A biographical exhibition is spread on the two other floors. The period spent at the rue Esseghem, the only house which is open to the public since 1999, remains the most fascinating one for anybody who wishes to approach the painter. An Abstract Art Museum will soon complete the René Magritte Museum in Jette (Brussels). This surprising pairing will remind visitors of the close links Magritte had with the Abstraction.