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The denial of Peter

The Rubens House is showing two unique loaned works

The Massacre of the Innocents and the Head of the Apostle Matthew

The Rubens House is showing two unique loaned works this autumn: The Massacre of the Innocents, an early masterpiece by Rubens and the most expensive Rubens ever and the Head of the Apostle Matthew, an outstanding early work by Rubens’ most talented pupil, Anthony van Dyck.

King Baudouin Foundation provides masterpiece Van Dyck on permanent loan

An outstanding early work by Rubens’ most talented pupil, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) has been provided on permanent loan by the King Baudouin Foundation. The Head of the Apostle Matthew is the only composition from the famous Böhler series displayed in a Belgian public collection.

A new Rubens Self-Portrait

Rubens House presents five new loans

The Rubens Househas a remarkable new exhibit to unveil: a recently rediscovered Rubens self-portrait. It is one of five new loans to add to the lustre of the artist’s former residence.

360° photography reveals secrets of restored portico and garden pavilion

Why did Rubens incorporate an ox skull in the portal? What is the meaning of the Latin proverbs above the portico entrances? Why did Rubens place a statue of Hercules in his garden pavilion? A unique online tour featuring 360° photography uncovers the portico and pavilion’s secrets and brings to life some rare traces of Rubens the architect.

The Rubens House: always open online

The museum is always open online. Take a digital tour of the museum with director Ben van Beneden, learn everything about the portico and garden pavilion with an online talk and a 360° photography tour, check out our acquisitions and loans or find out more about Rubens by taking our audio tour ‘The Master Lives’ via the Antwerp Museum App.

Rubens House wins Europa Nostra Award

The 2020 European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards saw the Rubens House honoured with one of the world’s most renowned heritage prizes for the restoration of its portico and garden pavilion.

Practical information

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