Lecture or talk Adults

Magritte and Magic

  • Tuesday 28 January, 12:45-1:30pm
FREE

About

Patricia Allmer, author of Reaktion's new Critical Lives publication on René Magritte will explore the little-known dimension of stage magic in the work of the Belgian artist René Magritte. It will examine the many ways in which Magritte's work draws philosophically and aesthetically on traditions of conjuring, representing himself as the magician and his surrealist friends as his accomplices.

Rene Magritte Le Miroir magique [The Magic Mirror] 1929 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018.
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Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

The Changing Places toilet is located in the rear car park of Modern One with accessible parking spaces located nearby. The unit is open 9am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

The lift at Modern Two is currently out of order. There is no stair-free access to the upper level of Modern Two.

A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org for Modern One and Modern Two.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

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The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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