Magritte Surrealism Exhibit Debuts at MoMA

By Alan Neuhauser on September 27, 2013 8:46am 

 Rene Magritte's "The Menaced Assassin," painted in Brussels in 1927, will be among the works shown in the Museum of Modern Art's new exhibition, "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary," debuting Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Rene Magritte's "The Menaced Assassin," painted in Brussels in 1927, will be among the works shown in the Museum of Modern Art's new exhibition, "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary," debuting Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
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MIDTOWN — New Yorkers will get a dose of the surreal when the Museum of Modern Art debuts "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary," an exhibition focusing on the famed artist's surrealist years.

Starting on Saturday, some 80 paintings, collages, photographs and other objects by the Belgian artist will go on display. They all date from 1926, "when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, 'challenge the real world,'"  to 1938, "a historically and biographically significant moment just prior to the outbreak of World War II," the museum's website says.

The exhibition was organized in collaboration with The Menil Collection in Houston and The Art Institute of Chicago.

The show runs through Jan. 12, and accompanying lectures on Magritte will also be held at the museum.

For the full schedule of events, visit the MoMA website.

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