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René Magritte - The Fifth Season
May 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018

"René Magritte: The Fifth Season" will be presented exclusively at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) from May 19 through October 28, 2018.


With rarely-seen treasures from museums and private collections around the world, the exhibition will delve into the provocative themes found in Magritte’s paintings from the 1940s through the 1960s, when the artist emerged as a champion of the role of mystery in art.


"Personal Values" will be joined in the exhibition by four astonishing paintings from this series, making it the most complete presentation of the hypertrophy works to date. 

René MAGRITTE - Les Valeurs Personnelles (1952)

Among the highlights are The Listening Room (1952) and The Tomb of the Wrestlers (1960); in each work a small, everyday object has been enlarged to a grotesque size, filling an entire room from floor to ceiling. 

René MAGRITTE - Le Tombeau des Lutteurs (1960)

"René Magritte: The Fifth Season", which follows the 50th anniversary of Magritte’s death in 2017, builds on SFMOMA’s longstanding relationship with the Magritte Museum in Brussels, Belgium, and was developed in partnership with the Magritte Foundation.



Contact: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Address: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Phone: +1 415-357-4000



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