Have you already spotted a giant green apple on the roof of the Magritte Museum in Brussels? Wondering what is it all about? Big news, the Magritte Museum located in the popular Mont des Arts area has reopened its doors after six months of renovation! The museum, which is part of Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, is dedicated to the country’s most famous surrealist René Magritte. The museum now exhibits 29 new works and to celebrate the world-famous artist’s 125th birthday, a giant green apple was placed on the roof of the museum.
The renovation works took a total of six months, costing around 450,000 euros. As a result, many improvements are seen in the museum – parquet floors are renovated, LED lighting installed and the walls newly painted. The goal was to help reduce the building’s electricity consumption and there will be more activities in the near future such as installation of the photovoltaic panels. The hanging system for the paintings is also renewed, as well as multimedia and security systems.
The museum now exhibits 29 new works and to celebrate the world-famous artist’s 125th birthday, a giant green apple is placed on the roof of the museum.
However, one of the most visible novelties can be found on the roof of the neoclassical building which houses the Magritte Museum. A gigantic green apple has abruptly entered the Brussels skyline and is already creating a sort of a social media buzz with many photos posted by both residents and tourists. A gesture that calls to mind the celebrated surrealist’s beloved symbol and creates an additional visibility for the museum and its collection.
More importantly, 29 new works by Magritte are exhibited in the museum. It has the largest collection of works by the Belgian surrealist and remains a popular tourist hotspot in Brussels. More than four million people have already visited the museum since its opening 14 years ago.
To get more info, visit the Magritte Museum website – https://musee-magritte-museum.be/en