Dalí & Magritte Two surrealist icons in dialogue



Dali x Magritte | Details:  René Magritte – “Black Magic” (1945) | Salvador Dalí – “The Temptation of St. Anthony” (1946)

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium dedicate an exceptional exhibition to Salvador Dalí and René Magritte. For the first time ever, the connection and influences between the two greatest icons of the surrealist movement are highlighted.

Dalí and Magritte both aim to challenge reality, question our gaze and shake up our certainties. The Catalan and the Belgian show a fascinating proximity, despite their very different creations and personalities, which would eventually lead them to drift apart.In the spring of 1929, Salvador Dalí and René Magritte meet in Paris, surrounded by the great names of the artistic avant-garde. In August of the same year, at Dalí's invitation, Magritte travels to Cadaqués, the Spanish painter's home base. This surrealist summer - which also includes visits by Éluard, Miró and Buñuel - will prove decisive.

The exhibition reveals the personal, philosophical and aesthetic links between these two iconic artists through more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, films and archival objects.

Continue your surrealist journey and (re)discover the Magritte Museum, which presents a renewed selection of the largest collection of works by René Magritte in the world.


Dalí & Magritte: visitors guide

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The "Dalí & Magritte" exhibition is held under the High Patronage of their Majesties the King and Queen and is organized by the RMFAB in collaboration with the Dalí Museum (St. Petersburg, Florida), the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and the Magritte Foundation. More than 40 international museums and private collections have lent their masterpieces for this unique exhibition, which ties in with the festivities organised around the Magritte Museum's 10th anniversary.

Exhibition curator: Michel Draguet, Director General of the RMFAB.



Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence/Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 508 32 11

On Mondays via the Magritte Museum
Place Royale 1 Koningsplein
1000 Brussels


Now OPEN 7/7

Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekend: 11:00 - 18:00

The ticket offices close half an hour before closing time.
On 24/12 and 31/12 the museums close at 14:00



+ 1 & 11 November | 16 & 25 December | 1 & 9 January

Creative workshops!

Dream with your eyes wide open! Cross and pass through infinite landscapes! Play with words, images and illusions! Create, superimpose, anamorphose!
Four creative rooms inside the exhibition welcome you in the heart of the creative process of those two figures of the surrealism, through the themes that oppose or unite them.

in collaboration with Cuscussian*s

360° experience

The exhibition also offers a 360° experience around a work by Magritte. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in "Le Temps menaçant" (kept at the National Galleries of Scotland), which Magritte painted during his stay in Cadaqués in 1929.

Magritte & Dali Cloud Room [the Cloud Room] © 2018 by Salvador Dali Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, is an environmental experience




Supplement Magritte Museum *
Adult (19 – 64) €16,00 + €5,00

Senior (+65 years)

€14,00 + €2,00
Student (–26 years) €8,00 + €2,00
Person with a physical or mental disability
(1 accompanying person enjoys the same rate)
€8,00 + €2,00
Belgian school teachers  €8,00 -
Child / youth (12-18 years) €8,00 -
Child (–12 years) €0,00 ** -
Press (valid press card or appointment required) €0,00 ** -
Friends of the RMFAB / ICOM €0,00 ** -
* On presentation of your ticket Dalí-Magritte, you can visit the museum at a reduced rate. This rate is only available at the ticket office in the museum itself.
** Free tickets and tickets at reduced rates are only available at the ticket desk or the ticketing machines in the Museum itself.

SNCB  B-Excursion (FR/NL)

Adult (min. 15 persons or more) €14,00
School groups (-26 years)* €3,50
School groups (-26 years; without reservation) €8,00
* School groups should book in advance through the page group reservations to enjoy this rate.

Intro-Expo with guide

Primary schools
Guided visits in the exhibition
1h30 | 15 pers. max. + 1 free supervisor
(entrance included)

Secondary schools & higher education
Exhibition introduction by guide + individual visit
30 min | 25 pers. max. + 1 free supervisor
(entrance included)


Exhibition introduction by guide + individual visit
30 min | 25 pers. max. 
€75 + €14 / person
RESERVATION BY EMAIL / +32 (0)2 508 33 33 
Our reservation service can be reached by telephone, from Tuesday to Friday from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.