Temporary exhibition on 3 floors / temporary exhibition Spheres (levels 3, 4 & 5)

>>> 21.09.2017 - 10.09.2018

This exhibition specifically designed for the 60th anniversary of the Atomium launches the visitor into the magical world of René Magritte and the surrealism. Two Belgian icons meet!
 
First, visitors will literally enter in the Surrealist universe of René Magritte.
Some works will be presented in 3D in actual size, as elements forming part of the exhibition scenography, and visitors will walk through the set like characters in a play, soaking up the atmosphere.
This will bring them face to face with the key elements in Magritte’s paintings: they will be able to linger awhile among the clouds, the famous birds will be suspended above their heads, and they will have green apples to use as seats. The visitor discovers the secret messages hidden in his paintings, explores the extraordinary and captivating settings depicted in his masterpieces. 
Music to suit the setting and theatrical lighting will provide the finishing touches to the overall ambience.
 
Secondly, the exhibition will feature memorable quotes by Magritte – in relation to his art and to Surrealism – as well as screenings of a range of his paintings, illustrating other elements of his artistic realm. The exhibition acquaints visitors with the world of René Magritte and, in this way, introduces them to Surrealism.
 
Though this twofold approach, an all-sensory experience and a more intellectual one, these artistic works of genius become accessible to anyone.
 
 

 

 

 

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Practical information

 

This exhibition is situated on levels 3, 4 & 5 of the Atomium (temporary exhibition Sphere).

>>> from September 21st 2017 till September 10th 2018

 

Opening times

Daily, from 10am till 6pm (closure ticket office at 5.30pm)

 

Entrance fees

The access to the temporary exhibition is part of the visit of the Atomium and as a consequence there will be no extra costs.

> see entrance fees of the Atomium

 

Partnerschip Tickets
  • René Magritte Museum [Jette]
> Show your René Magritte Museum entrance ticket at the Atomium cash desk and receive a reduction of €2.
 Your Atomium ticket also entitles you at René Magritte Museum to receive a reduction of €2.
  • Musée Magritte Museum [Brussels]
> Show your Musée Magritte Museum entrance ticket at the Atomium cash desk and receive a reduction of €2.
 Your Atomium ticket also entitles you at Musée Magritte Museum to receive a reduction of €2.

 

Groups
For any group of more than 20 people, whether you would like a guided tour or not, please let us know that you’re coming at least 3 weeks before your visit.
> Yvonne Boodts / yvonne boodts atomium be / +32 (0)2 475 47 78
 
Guided tours 
Guided tours (for groups of between 1 and 25 people) are organised every day, but booking is essential.

 

How to reach us

> different packages, as well as combined tickets (transport / entrance) offer you an easy way to reach the Atomium

 

Other events during the year of Magritte

 

Press

 

 

Photos : press and media are kindly invited to send an email to our communications department to obtain login and password to download the high resolution photos on this page [ZIP - file].

 

Press release: download it here [PDF]

 

Contact

> press contact : Inge Van Eycken / inge vaneycken atomium be / +32 (0)479 95 05 94

> project coordinator : Arnaud Bozzini / arnaud.bozzini@atomium.be

 

 

 
 
 
 
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