“Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938,” which opened on September 28 at the New York’s Museum of Modern Art and runs through January 12, covers 13 years in his life – an intense period when he worked in Brussels and Paris refining his technique.

It is the first major show of Magritte’s works in New York for more than a generation.

Belgian painter Rene Magritte’s work, featuring men in bowler hats, mysterious landscapes and bright blue skies, may be familiar to many art lovers, but this new exhibition focuses attention on the artist’s surrealist pieces.

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This Brain-Teasing MoMa Exhibit Will Challenge Your Reality

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary opened on Saturday, September 28 and runs through January 12, 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art.