New infrastructure for the Rubens House and the Rubenianum

Robbrecht and Daem Architects have designed a new reception building for the Rubens House. With a multimedia experience centre, a museum café, a reading room and the Rubenianum’s extensive library collection, the design is an important link in the future vision for the Rubens House and the Rubenianum.

The new building at 13 Hopland provides breathing space for the entire site, as well as a new ...

Call for applications Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Deadline 31 March 2021

The Périer-D’Ieteren Foundation grants its support to a European visiting researcher at a Belgian university, to carry out postdoctoral research in the fields of art history or conservation-restoration under the supervision of a member of the university’s teaching staff. The grant will be awarded for a period of three to six months. The Foundation also offers selected ...

Online conference 'Step by step: Visualizing and asserting power in Netherlandish Joyous Entries'

385 years ago, on 17 April 1635, the Joyous Entry of Cardinal-Infant Ferdinand of Spain into Antwerp took place. These ephemeral, spectacular, and artistically ingenious events – which in 1635 had been designed by Peter Paul Rubens – shaped and transformed the early modern cities of the Spanish Netherlands.  

The online conference 'Step by step: Visualizing and asserting power in the ...

Digitale reconstruction Max Rooses archive

Max Rooses (1839-1914) was a versatile man: a renowned authority on Rubens, he served as the first curator of Museum Plantin-Moretus, besides which he was also extremely active as a literary critic and a journalist. Rooses was also prominent in the Flemish Movement and played an active role in latitudinarian circles. This wide range of activities explains why the Max Rooses archives are dispersed ...

Long-term loans for Musea Brugge from a private collection

The Groeningemuseum will be renovated in the spring of 2020. The museum also plans a complete rehanging. 

Two important paintings by Jan Fyt and Roelandt Savery will be on long-term loan from a private collection and will be included in the presentation. During their stay in the Groeningemuseum, the works of art will be further investigated, a.o. using scientific methods. The owner of the two ...

From Titian to Rubens

From 5 September 2019 until 1 March 2020 the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia presents 'From Titian to Rubens. Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections', an exhibition curated by Ben Van Beneden, director of Rubenshuis in Antwerp. The magnificent Doge’s apartments will be transformed into veritable ‘constkamers’, rooms filled with exquisite art demonstrating the riches of Flemish ...

New volume Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard on Rubens's Architectural Sculpture

Painted altarpieces form an important and familiar part of Peter Paul Rubens’s substantial oeuvre. Much less widely known is the fact that Rubens’s involvement in such commissions sometimes went beyond the paintings themselves, and that he also designed sculptural framing and decorative surrounds for his patrons. There are several examples of designs by Rubens for sepulchral monuments too.

Thes ...

Conference 'Artistic relations between Antwerp and Genoa, 1550-1650'

Rubens, Marchesa Brigida Spinola Doria, 1606, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Antwerp and Genoa share a similar history as important trade centres in the early modern period. The Rubenianum organizes a symposium on September 20th about the artistic connections between Antwerp and Genoa in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

A select number of specialists will present papers on the many connections between the harbour cities, including an active art trade, Genoese ...

Rubens in San Francisco and Ontario

Epitaph of Jan Michielsen and his Wife Maria Maes

The exhibition ‘Early Rubens’ will be on view at the Legion of Honor (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) from April 6 through September 8, 2019, and then at the Art Gallery of Ontario from October 12, 2019, through January 5, 2020.

In 1608, after a period of intense artistic study in Italy, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) returned to his home town Antwerp. ‘Early Rubens’ is the first exhibition ...