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Rubens in private

Temporary exhibition

In "Rubens in private" you can discover another, more private side to Rubens, as a painter of portraits of his family members. Fifty stunning portraits of his loved ones return home for the first time in a very long time.

Marvels of delight. Master drawings from Jan van Eyck to Hieronymus Bosch

14.06.02 - 18.08.02

The exhibition gave an overview of almost one hundred years of early Netherlandish drawings.

Rubens, Holbein and the Dance of Death: on the acquisition of a sketchbook

08.04.00 - 12.06.00

This exhibition was organised to mark the acquisition of a sketchbook of the young Rubens. He was inspired by a series of prints by the artist Hans Holbein II (1497/98-1543).

Van Dyck. Inspiring landscape drawings

15.05.99 - 22.08.99

The exhibition "Van Dyck. Inspiring landscape drawings" - for the first time - reunited a large number of the landscape drawings and watercolours of Anthony van Dyck.

The feast of Saint Martin

Long-term loan since 2011

Rubens had the habit of reworking paintings which his assistants painted after his own specifications. A lesser-known fact is that he also took great pleasure in retouching the paintings and drawings of other, usually older masters.

Hans Rottenhammer

Venus and Cupid

Palazzo Rubens. The master as architect

10.09.11 - 11.12.11

Palazzo Rubens. The master as architect reveals a new facet of the versatile artist that Peter Paul Rubens was.

The bagpipe player by Jacob Jordaens

17.11.10 - 09.01.11

This exhibition was organised on the occasion of the restoration of Jacob Jordaens's "The bagpipe player". Now that the restoration of this canvas has been completed, you can see the results for yourself in the Large Studio of the Rubens House.

Rooms full of art in seventeenth-century Antwerp

28.11.09 - 28.02.10

In seventeenth-century Antwerp wealthy citizens tended to amass large art collections. But Rubens's collection was probably the largest in the city, with a large number of valuable collector's items and exclusive pieces.

Royalist refugees. William and Margaret Cavendish in the Rubens House (1648-1660)

01.10.06 - 31.12.06

This exhibition offered an interesting insight into the world of William and Margaret Cavendish and cultural life in Antwerp in the first years after Rubens died.