Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art



50 years after his passing, René Magritte still fascinates. He questions our views and our minds and endlessly challenges certainties. Magritte’s mysterious and interrogative work continues to intrigue the artistic world far beyond his time, from pop and conceptual art to the most contemporary creations.

The exhibition highlights this legacy through a dialogue between original works by Magritte and their interpretation by modern and contemporary artists.

Marcel Broodthaers undoubtedly best embodies this artistic affiliation: his reflections concern both the status of the object and that of language. Other artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, César, Sean Landers, David Altmejd, George Condo and Gavin Turk renew our understanding of Belgium’s greatest surrealist.

Over 150 paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, films and archival documents are gathered in this unique exhibition. The experience is prolonged in the Musée Magritte Museum, where current creations interact with the largest collection of works by Magritte in the world.


 The exhibition is exceptionally open every day (except public holidays*).
For the occasion, the Magritte Museum will also be open 7/7
(except public holidays*), from 13.10.2017 to 18.02.2018.


Free workshops

Not to be missed: at the heart of the exhibition, a creative workshop is free and accessible to everyone. One weekend a month in the afternoon, there will be extra animation:


Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art

This edition by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium offers an overview of the works displayed during this unique retrospective exhibition.

Authors: Richard Armstrong, Roberta Bernstein, Sara Cochran, Michel Draguet, Pepe Karmel, Noëllie Roussel, Lynn Zelevansky

In coedition with Ludion.
272 pages - 24,8 x 28,6 cm - 250 illustrations - 2017 - €39

Only available in French and Dutch.

Practical informations


Rue de la régence 3
1000 Brussels

Mail  / +32 (0)2 508 32 11



Monday (!) - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekends: 11:00 - 18:00
24 & 31 December: 11:00 - 14:00

The ticket offices close half an hour before closing time.
Any person entitled to a free ticket (e.g. ICOM/journalist), is to go directly to our ticketing desk.

Online Tickets


1 & 11 November / 25 December 2017
1 & 11 January 2018






EXPO +   Musée magritte museum**
Adult €14,50 €19,50
Senior (+65 years) €12,50 € 17,50
Child / Youth (-26 years) €8,00 €10,00
Belgian school teachers € 8,00 €8,00
Person with a physical or mental disability + leader €8,00 €10,00
Friends of the RMFAB / Press / ICOM €0,00 €0,00

**The combi ticket is only valid for one day, the date indicated on your ticket.

Upon presentation of our partners' tickets, receive a 2€ discount on your admission ticket to our exhibition "Magritte, Broodthaers & Contemporary Art" ***.

The following tickets are eligible for the discount:

- “Magritte. Atomium meets Surrealism" at the Atomium

- “Magritte & de zee" in Knokke-Heist

*** This discount is only valid for the highest fare (adult rate)

Adult (min. 15 persons or more) €10,50  
School groups (-26 years) €3,50  
GUIDed visits
1h30, 15 pers. max. + 1 free supervisor
€105 (€115 in WE) (entrance included)
Visite + workshop
1h30, 12 pers. max. + 1 free supervisor
-6 years: free

€115 (€125 in WE) (entrance included)

1h30, 15 to 20 pers. max.
€75 (€95 in WE) + €10,5 / person
Reservation by email / +32 (0)2 508 33 33
Tuesday - Friday: 09:30 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 16:00

Additional €12,5 for foreign languages (EN-IT-ES-EL-RU-JA)