Exhibition 'Rubens and his Legacy. Van Dyck to Cézanne

The exhibition Rubens and his Legacy. Van Dyck to Cézanne looks at the impact of Rubens on the art of painting. The show is co-curated by the Rubens specialist and curator of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) Nico Van Hout. In 2014 the show was on view at BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts) in Brussels, it now opens at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Peter Paul Rubens was one of the ...

Exhibition Rubens in private. The master portrays his family

The Rubenshuis devotes a unique exhibition to Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and his portraits that he made of himself and his family. Although Rubens is said to have personally disliked painting portraits and though portraiture was not greatly esteemed nor highly regarded in art theory at the time, Rubens' portraits are nonetheless quality works.

His finest and most intimate portraits are undoubt ...

Till-Holger Borchert And Hubert de Witte appointed as Co-directors of Musea Brugge

Hubert De Witte (*1955 in Sinaai), the former Adjunct-Director alongside Manfred Sellink, is the new Business Director of Musea Brugge. He is an archeologist by training and began his career in Bruges in 1977 with the establishment of an archaeological position. One of the highlights (in 1979) was the discovery of the tomb and skeleton of Maria van Bourgondië. Until recently he was responsible for ...

Prestigious KMSKA loans in Madrid

The Museo Carlos de Amberes in Madrid has been opened for the public since November 5. To be seen there are 15th and 16th Century Masters from the Northern and Southern Netherlands. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) is loaning 21 works of art out from its collection through February 2 2015.

The 21 paintings that the KMSKA sent to Madrid offer a good showing of the artistic producti ...

Jordaens Rubens House restored

The Rubens House in Antwerp had the monumental work Neptune and Amphitrite by Jacob Jordaens I restored. The restoration lasted for a year, whereby new bits of information came to light. The work once again hangs in the large studio of the Italian wing of the Rubens House. The Flemish wing will be closed temporarily during November for painting. After the painting is completed, the Rubens House is ...

Sellink new director KMSKA

On 16 October, Minister of Culture Sven Gatz announced that Manfred Sellink will succeed Paul Huvenne as the new General Director and Head Curator of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA). Sellink is currently General Director of Musea Brugge.

The Dutchman Manfred Sellink (born 1962) was elected after an extensive recruitment procedure. Sellink holds a PhD in Art History (Vrije Universite ...

Exhibition 'The Parrot. ’t Cierlijk schoon van haare veeren'

During The Golden Cabinet exhibition in the Museum Rockoxhuis in Antwerp visitors get an impression of the opulence of the 17th century town houses of the city. Top pieces from Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA), currently closed for restoration, and the most important works from the Museum Rockoxhuis transform this former burgomaster's patrician residence into a luxurious art cabinet.

A ...

Exhibition ‘Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist’

Peter Paul Rubens excelled at devising captivating large-scale compositions. During the mid-1620s, he designed a series of monumental tapestries for the devout Infanta Isabel celebrating the spiritual victory of the Roman Catholic Church. This exhibition unites the exhilarating designs in the collection of the Prado Museum, painted in oil on wood panel, with the magnificent tapestries-rare loans f ...

Exhibition 'De andere verbeeld / Verbeeld gevaar'

One meets people from other cultures on nearly a daily basis, on the metro or on television. The ‘other' perhaps instills fear or incites the imagination. That was no different before. The exhibition De andere verbeeld / Verbeeld gevaar sheds light on the image formation of ‘Blacks', ‘Jews', ‘Turks', ‘heretics' and ‘Catholics' from Flemish and Netherlandish religious art from the period 1450-1750. ...

Restoration of the Rubens Self Portrait

The Self Portrait by Rubens that graces the Rubens Houseis being restored. Visitors wishing to view the painting should do so by 7 September 2014. The work will again be on display in 2015 as part of the exhibition Rubens in Private: The Master Portrays His Family, after which it will resume its usual place in the gallery. Before the exhibition, the Self Portrait will be examined and if necessary ...