Magritte at MoMA – New York

Magritte at MoMA – New YorkMagritte at MoMA – New York

September 28, 2013 through January 12, 2014 – Offering fresh insight into the creator of several of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary and memorable images, “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938,” is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on Belgian artist René Magritte’s breakthrough Surrealist years. Featuring 80 paintings, collages and objects including many of the most familiar and iconic examples of Magritte’s innovative image-making tactics during these essential years like, “The Treachery of Images,” “The Lovers,” “The False Mirror,” and, “Time Transfixed,” the display traces the evolution of themes like displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, the misnaming of objects and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states developed during the most inventive and experimental period in the artist’s prolific and influential career.

Beginning in 1926, Magritte developed an important new approach to Surrealist art aiming to create disturbing paintings filled with incongruities that would in his words, “challenge the real world,” make, “everyday objects shriek aloud,” and overthrow the oppressive rationalism of bourgeois society. This exhibition highlights in particular what is ultimately the most profound achievement of the artist’s work, his ability to maintain a persistent tension between nature and artifice, truth and fiction, reality and surreality while engaging and unsettling the viewer all at the same time.

"Treachery of Images" (1928) - Magritte

“Treachery of Images” (1928) – Magritte

"The Lovers" (1928) - Magritte

“The Lovers” (1928) – Magritte

Official Exhibition Site

 

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA)

11 WEST 53RD STREET

NEW YORK, NY 10019

(212) 708-9400

 

September 28, 2013 through January 12, 2014

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN FROM 10:30 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. ON SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY.

OPEN FROM 10:30 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. ON THURSDAYS DURING JULY AND AUGUST AND ON FRIDAYS YEAR ROUND.

 

ADMISSION:

$25 FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$18 FOR A SENIOR TICKET (65 AND OVER).

$14 FOR A STUDENT TICKET.

FREE FOR CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER.

FREE FOR ALL AFTER 4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAYS.

TICKET INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, ALL TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS, DOCENT TOURS, FILMS AND LECTURES AS WELL AS USE OF AN AUDIO-GUIDE.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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