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Rubens House welcomes restored Self-Portrait

Rubens’s restored Self-Portrait is back in the Rubens House in Antwerp after an absence of more than a year. Rubens returns our gaze, with a blush on his cheeks and sensuous red lips.

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.

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).

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.

The world is a garden. Hans Vredeman de Vries and Renaissance art

15.09.02 - 08.12.02

This exhibition provided an overview of the garden designs, drawings and coloured prints of the Dutch artist Hans Vredeman de Vries.

Panamarenko. Calculating and drawing

25.05.03 - 17.08.03

The Antwerp artist presented a selection of drawings and sketches from the Seventies to the present in the Rubens House.

A house of art. Rubens as a collector

06.03.04 - 13.06.04

For quite a long time, collecting art was a privilege of kings and the clergy. From the sixteenth century onwards, however, wealthy art-loving citizens also started to collect art. During his lifetime, Rubens also amassed an impressive art collection.

Sam Dillemans

30.09.05 - 31.12.05

Sam Dillemans is an important contemporary artist who has been living and working in Antwerp for several years. For this exhibition he was inspired by some well-known works by his illustrious colleague, Peter Paul Rubens.

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.

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.