René Francois Magritte, art gallery SCHIRN
Allow the Belgian surrealist René Francois Magritte to take you by the hand and let him inspire you with his works to „Think Outside The Box“ and to interpret your surroundings differently …
“U-Bahn” entrance at “Römer”
Take underground line U4 to the stop “Römer” or any tram line to the stop “Römer”. From “Hauptwache” it is only a 5-minutes walk through the pedestrian area “Neue Kräme” and there you are at “Römerberg” and in front the art gallery “SCHIRN”
Even if you prefer the old masters … hop on and take the journey together with your travel companions “the pipe”, “the umbrella”, “the bowler hat”, and “lots of apples” and let yourself be surprised by the master of odd combinations of the ‘ordinary’ 🙂
The surrealist Magritte was born in a small town in Belgium in 1898 and his mother committed suicide when he was thirteen. Magritte was happily married to one and the same woman for 45 years.
1938 was a very important for Magritte, he was forty years of age, and he had exhibitions in New York, Paris and London. Magritte never owned an art atelier. He used to work in a part of his living room at home. Throughout his life Magritte was in art circles with other painters and in exchange with philosophers.
Joining a guided tour is definitely worth the while. The exhibition shows 70 paintings in 5 chapters.
The SCHIRN offers guided tours which are open to the public and they are conducted regularly. An expert is giving a 60 minute-long guided tour and introduces you to some of Magritte’s works.
Tickets have to be bought 1 hour before the tour starts, the fee is 3 EUR and the number of participants is limited. Meeting point for the tour is “Foyer of SCHIRN”. Entrance fee for the exhibition is 12 EUR.
In case you feel like something sweet after your visit at the art gallery search the February 2017 category “Finding your way around in Frankfurt”. There are about fifteen places listed with short descriptions (three of them are wheel chair friendly) – all within 5 minutes walking distance from the SCHIRN. The stalls in the market hall “Kleinmarkthalle” are closed on Sundays.