MoMA for $5 | Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938

As a member of MoMA, I am allowed to bring up to 5 people into the museum with me for $5 each.

See this amazing exhibit (the last big Magritte museum show came to New York in 1992) without waiting in the very long Friday night line!

This exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, “challenge the real world,” and concluding in 1938, the exhibition traces central strategies and themes from the most inventive and experimental period in the artist’s prolific career. Displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, the “misnaming” of objects, and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states are among Magritte’s innovative image-making tactics during these essential years.

Bringing together some 80 paintings, collages, and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals, and early commercial work, the exhibition offers fresh insight into Magritte’s identity as a modern painter and Surrealist artist.

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  • zoe

    Hi Karen,

    I was there, waited outside, and asked a couple of women if their name was Karen, one said "almost!"

    Sorry I missed you. Attended exhibit and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    October 6, 2013

  • luisa S.

    fantastic!!!!!!thank you Karen!!!!

    October 5, 2013

  • Karen L.

    Great Art, Great Value, Great Meet-up!

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Karen L.

    Great art, Great value, Great meet-up!

    October 5, 2013

  • Mickey

    Just realized I can get into the museum for free with my Bank of America card. I'd still like to go with the group, but you can give my spot to someone waiting.

    October 2, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Mickey: OK, thanks. I'll add another spot. See you Saturday!

      October 2, 2013

    • Mickey

      I'm here. Train issues, aaarrrggghhh! Maybe I'll run into you all.

      October 5, 2013

  • luisa S.

    thank you...

    September 30, 2013

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