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The Rubens House in a nutshell

“Welcome to my house!” Peter Paul Rubens, a brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazzo.

 

The Rubens House renews. The museum and garden are accessible. The most up-to-date information can be found at rubenshuis.be/renews.

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The master briefly becomes a master builder

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The Rubens House renews

The master briefly becomes a master builder

The Rubens House is building the future and is undergoing a refurbishment. Discover the work’s progress at the Rubens House here.

The Rubens House in one minute

"Welcome to my house!" Peter Paul Rubens, brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazetto in the centre of Antwerp. The master lived here with his family for years and painted with his colleagues and assistants in a studio that he designed himself. He created many of his paintings in this house. His work has inspired artists and art aficionados for over four hundred years. Here he received important patrons and cherished his unique art collection. This unique museum, the master's house, is the only place in the world where Rubens's presence is so tangible. And you are here as his guest. Welcome!

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Two new acquisitions

The Rubens House has recently added two new acquisitions to its collection: Landscape with Nymphs and Satyrs by the Flemish landscape artist Paul Bril (1554-1626) and Trapezophoros, an antique sculpture (2nd century AD). Both artworks have a link with the Rubens House. Bril’s landscape painting is prominently featured in the ‘The Art Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest’ and is now displayed alongside this painting.

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Practical information

Practical information about opening hours, ticket sales, how to reach us and accessibility. And how can you enjoy a safe visit to the museum in these times.

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Masterpieces

The permanent collection contains a large number of works by the master himself and by his peers and contemporaries. These are the masterpieces that you cannot afford to miss.

Masterpiece of Willem van Haecht restored

De kunstkamer van Cornelis van der Geest

Unravelling the gallery of Cornelis van der Geest

A tribute to Antwerp painters

The early seventeenth century saw the emergence of an exclusive genre in Antwerp painting, namely ‘Constkamers’ or painted art galleries. The Rubens House owns a unique work from 1628: The art gallery of Cornelis van der Geest. Painter Willem van Haecht captures the collection of the proud art collector in a gallery picture so that the latter can show it off. The painting is on the Flemish masterpieces list and was recently subjected to a thorough restoration.

About Rubens

Rubens

He was capable of everything and knew everything. He was a brilliant and versatile artist, run a large studio, spoke several languages, collected art, designed his own home, travelled around Europe as a diplomat and was interested in science. Rubens was well-versed in almost everything.

Rubens in Antwerp

Peter Paul Rubens and Antwerp. The master and his city. After more than 400 years, this world-class painter's presence can still be felt in the city.