René Magritte

When
Tue May 22 (full schedule below)
Where
SFMOMA
Time
10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu
Tags
Art, Museums
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Description

René Magritte (1898–1967) was one of the most intriguing painters associated with Surrealism, but he did not fully find his voice until after breaking ties with the movement. This exhibition, the first to look exclusively at Magritte’s late career, examines his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s, and shows how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time.

Featuring more than 70 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, René Magritte: The Fifth Season explores how Magritte balanced irony and conviction, philosophy and fantasy, to illuminate the gaps between what we see and what we know. Together, the works reveal Magritte as an artist acutely attuned to the paradoxes at work within reality, and an enduring champion of the role of mystery in life and art.

Image: René Magritte, Le fils de l'homme (The Son of Man), 1964 (detail); private collection; © 2017 C. Herscovici / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Banque d'Images, ADAGP / Art Resource, NY

Schedule

SFMOMA
151 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA
Tue May 22 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu )
Thu May 24 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu )
Fri May 25 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu )
Sat May 26 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu )
Sun May 27 (10am - 5pm, till 9pm on Thu )

Location

location
  1. SFMOMA 151 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA