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    First month of the year in the Boerentoren

    Boerentoren

    The works in the Boerentoren have resumed since the winter holidays, and the team is currently continuing the removal of the floor slabs and asbestos. In addition to these projects, new floors have been installed on various levels of the building. As usual, our photographers have ...

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      Unknown Antwerp Master – Portrait of a Young Woman

      Podcast

      With Koen Fillet and Leen Kelchtermans, researcher of The Phoebus Foundation Who is this young lady, and by whom was she so accurately portrayed? In this episode, researcher of The Phoebus Foundation, Leen Kelchtermans, unravels the mystery behind this seventeenth-century portrai ...

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        ‘Wat is Kunst?’ launch

        News article

        Our brand-new art project for kids is finally here: ‘Wat is Kunst?’ (What is Art?) or WIK! WIK is an interactive art platform for kids from the ages of 8 to 12. In several comical vlogs focusing on art questions, presenter Leonard and his virtual assistant JOS take yo ...

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          Patershol te Gent

          Jules De Bruycker – Patershol in Ghent

          Podcast

          At first glance, this artwork seems to depict a winter scene with happy children playing in the snow, but upon closer inspection, we discover that nothing is what it looks like. In this episode of Phoebus Focus, Koen Fillet talks with art historian Inge Misschaert about Ghent etc ...

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          Collection highlights

          El caballo y el picador

          Antonio Berni, ca. 1960

          Shut Your Mouth

          Quinten Metsys, ca. 1528

          7253

          Lass tausend Blumen blühen

          Anselm Kiefer, 1998

          Amorphous Figures

          Roberto Matta, 1940

          Virgin and Child with Archangel

          Juan Correa, ca. 1710

          Rotor mit Interferenzen

          Heinz Mack, 1960

          Saint Barbara

          Onbekende meester, 18de eeuw

          Papaver (I) Poppy (I)

          Jan Fabre, 2009

          Constructif “La Panne”

          Joaquin Torres-Garcia, 1932

          Black Bread

          Constant Permeke, 1923

          Winter in Etikhove

          Valerius De Saedeleer, ca. 1926

          The Weaver

          Diego Rivera, 1936

          Papaver (II) Poppy (II)

          Jan Fabre, 2009

          Antwerp Cathedral

          The Fishmonger’s Stall

          Frans Snijders, 1620-30

          Portrait of the Antwerp Jeweller Johannes Gansacker

          Antoon Van Dyck, ca. 1620-21

          Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

          Abraham Ortelius, 1575

          Twee albasten pleurants voor het grafmonument van Jean de Berry

          Two Alabaster Pleurants for the Mausoleum of Duke Jean de Berry

          Etienne Bobillet en Paul Mosselman, ca. 1450-53

          Don’t go into the woods, Celina

          Edgard Tytgat, 1929

          Triptych with the Adoration of the Magi

          Meester van Frankfurt en atelier, 1510-20

          Moonscape with Merry Animals

          Constant, 1948

          Bridal Ensemble in Valenciennes Lace

          The Assumption of the Virgin

          Nicolás Enríquez, 1744

          Village with a Group of Trees and a Mule

          Pieter Bruegel I, ca. 1554

          Pair of Silk Boots from Central Asia

          Onbekende meester, 1010-1160

          Farmer’s Wife

          Gustave Van de Woestyne, 1926

          Landscape with Mountains and Fruit Trees

          Diego Rivera, 1948

          7519

          Our Lady of Aránzazu

          Onbekende meester (Mexico), 18de eeuw

          Untitled (Female Skeleton)

          Fernando Botero, 1980

          La chasse

          Karel Appel, 1956

          Spring

          Valerius De Saedeleer, ca. 1926

          The Life of Mary: The Marriage of the Virgin

          Onbekende meester, 1418-25

          Etruscan Mirror

          Onbekende meester, ca. 400-300 v.Chr.

          Figures

          Constant, Corneille, 1950

          The Dark Night of Aranoë

          Leonora Carrington, 1976

          7204

          One of the Eleven Portraits with the genealogy of the Inca Emperors

          Onbekende meester, 18de eeuw

          Zelfportret met stilleven

          Self-Portrait with Still Life

          Fernando Botero, 1963

          Portrait of an Old Woman

          Quinten Metsys, ca. 1510

          The Holy Family of Nazareth

          Diego Quispe Tito en atelier, ca. 1675

          The Lovers

          Gust. De Smet, 1921

          The Pink Alley

          Rik Wouters, 1912

          Study of an Old Woman

          Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1615-20

          Børneleg (Children’s Game)

          Asger Jorn, 1953

          Skeleton Arresting Masqueraders

          James Ensor, 1891

          Design for a Ceiling Piece in the Jesuit Church in Antwerp: Saint Margaret

          Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1620

          Currently on view

          Painting in the Spotlight: Michael Sweerts

          11/07/2022 - 11/07/2023

          Painting Flanders

          21/11/2022 - 26/02/2023

          Brueghel goes Los Angeles

          15/04/2022 - 15/04/2023

          Marinetti and Futurism

          25/09/2022 - 19/02/2023

          Alabaster

          14/10/2022 - 26/02/2023

          SUSANNA

          28/10/2022 - 26/02/2023

          Hidden Gems

          11/11/2022 - 25/06/2023

          SkYline. Highrise in the Low Countries

          25/11/2022 - 25/05/2023

          Theodoor Rombouts Virtuoso of Flemish Caravaggism

          21/01/2023 - 23/04/2023

          Léon Spilliaert: Avec la Mer du Nord …

          27/01/2023 - 29/05/2023

          St Dymphna. The Tragedy of an Irish Princess.

          28/01/2023 - 28/05/2023

          3500 years of textile art

          Permanent

          Burcht Singelberg

          Permanent

          Rascals & rebels

          Permanent

          Painting in the Spotlight: Michael Sweerts

          Exhibition

          11/07/2022 - 11/07/2023

          The Chancellery of The Phoebus Foundation has been working with the Keizerskapel (Emperor’s Chapel) in Antwerp since 2017. On a regular basis, a new and unknown jewel from the collection is presented at this unique location. An edition of Phoebus Focus tells the story of the masterpiece and its author gives a lecture. This time, an exceptional portrait by Michael Sweerts (1618-1664) enters the spotlight!

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          Painting Flanders

          Exhibition

          21/11/2022 - 26/02/2023

          In the nineteenth century, Belgium becomes one of the leading industrial nations in the world. Farmers become factory workers, deserting the countryside for the city to live cheek by jowl in cramped and stinking slums. The growing nostalgia for a lost pastoral age causes artists like Emile Claus, Gustave Van de Woestyne, George Minne and Valerius De Saedeleer to abandon the stench of the city for the purer air of countryside. Aware of it or not, they are all searching for their roots, each in their own way. One finds them in ripening cornfields, another in the Bruegelian po ...

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          Brueghel goes Los Angeles

          Travelling treasures

          15/04/2022 - 15/04/2023

          Our loans literally travel around the world. You can even find our masterpieces in Los Angeles! Since April, Flowers in a Vase with a Clump of Cyclamen and Precious Stones by master painter Jan I Brueghel (1568-1625) has been on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum as part of the museum’s permanent collection. Daffodils, hanging pink roses, an orange lily, flaming tulips, bright blue irises, … The variety of flowers and bright colours are overwhelming and splash from this small panel.Flowers in a Vase with a Clump of Cyclamen and Precious Stones is a masterpiece ...

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          Marinetti and Futurism

          Travelling treasures

          25/09/2022 - 19/02/2023

          We are incredibly proud to share this flamboyant work by the Belgian futurist Jules Schmalzigaug with Rijksmuseum Twenthe for their new exhibition Marinetti and Futurism: Manifesto for a New World. The exhibition traces the evolution of futurism alongside the work of its Italian founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Jules Schmalzigaug (1882-1917), who grew up in Antwerp and later traveled to Germany, Paris, and Italy, was the only painter from Belgium to develop a close relationship with the Italian Futurists in the prewar period. During his stay in Paris in 1912, on the occa ...

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          Alabaster

          Travelling treasures

          14/10/2022 - 26/02/2023

          M Leuven has joined forces with the Louvre Museum to exhibit alabaster in all its glory. More than 130 masterpieces carved out of alabaster will be on display, exploring the materiality and immateriality of works by masters such as André Beauneveu, Jean Mone, Étienne Bobillet, and many others. Find out more about this exhibition on the M Leuven website! We are tremendously honored to have contributed to this exceptional exhibition with no less than six alabaster loans, two of which are pleurants. Pleurants are figures who mourn the death of their duke and serve as grave o ...

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          SUSANNA

          Travelling treasures

          28/10/2022 - 26/02/2023

          We are proud to announce that two of our works depicting Susanna and the elders will be presented in the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne for the SUSANNA – Images of a Woman from the Middle Ages to MeToo exhibition. The exhibition will investigate the violent and sexualising pictorial tradition of Susanna throughout history alongside the MeToo movement. Masterworks by artists such as Hendrick de Clerck, Artemisia Gentileschi, Anthony van Dyck, and others will be displayed alongside contemporary artworks by Kathleen Gilje and Zoe Leonard. The exhibition offers a relevant ...

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          Hidden Gems

          Travelling treasures

          11/11/2022 - 25/06/2023

          We are happy to announce that three works from our collection will be part of the new exhibition ‘Hidden Gems. Seven centuries of Mechelen masterpieces’ at the Museum Hof van Busleyden. Did you know that Frans Verbeeck and Hans Bol, both from Mechelen, made significant contributions to Flemish art history with works depicting peasant weddings? This subject was enormously popular in 15th and 16th-century. The exhibition at the Museum Hof van Busleyden will take its visitors to a timeless city where more than 100 works of art will reveal the rich history of Mechel ...

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          SkYline. Highrise in the Low Countries

          Travelling treasures

          25/11/2022 - 25/05/2023

          Once again, we are incredibly proud to announce that our artworks are travelling! This time, three of our works are going to STAM Ghent for the new exhibition SkYline. Highrise in the Low Countries. The exhibition focuses on various architectural and urban aspects of the city and how they shape its skyline by concentrating on the cities of Ghent and Rotterdam. This collaboration with Museum Rotterdam will analyze how and why skylines look the way they do today, how their evolution has changed throughout time, and what challenges and developments may take place in the f ...

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          Theodoor Rombouts Virtuoso of Flemish Caravaggism

          Travelling treasures

          21/01/2023 - 23/04/2023

          We start our 2023 Travelling Treasures with a new loan that will be on display from the 21st of January at MSK Gent as part of the new exhibition titled Theodoor Rombouts, Virtuoso of Flemish Caravaggism. Born in Antwerp during the late 16th century, Theodoor Rombouts is best known for his dynamic compositions depicting musical scenes, card-players and other merry characters enjoying their time. The work Cardplayers is exemplary of Rombouts’ style reminiscent of Caravaggio, encompassing a realistic yet spontaneous dimension. Discover Cardplayers and ot ...

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          Léon Spilliaert: Avec la Mer du Nord …

          Travelling treasures

          27/01/2023 - 29/05/2023

          From the 27th of January, the Fondation de l’Hermitage will display no less than six works from our collection as part of their new exhibition Léon Spilliaert. Avec la Mer du Nord … As the title already mentions, this retrospective focuses entirely on the Ostend-born self-taught painter and graphic artist. Moreover, the exhibition focuses on one of Spilliaert’s main subjects: the North Sea. Spilliaert was a contemporary of James Ensor and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, he painted self-portraits as well as s ...

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          St Dymphna. The Tragedy of an Irish Princess.

          Travelling treasures

          28/01/2023 - 28/05/2023

          Thanks to the collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland, the unique Dymphna altarpiece from The Phoebus Foundation collection will continue its travels to the homeland of princess Dymphna, namely Ireland. The new exhibition St Dymphna. The Tragedy of an Irish Princess. explores Dymphna’s tragic life story and her canonisation as a saint. The panels by Goossen Van der Weyden are unique pieces as they are the only known pieces from the 16th century exploring the life of St Dymphna. From the 28th of January until the 28th of May 2023, you can admire Goossen Van ...

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          3500 years of textile art

          Permanent

          Cotton, wool and leather. Katoen Natie was formed to trade, ship, and handle these basic raw materials. Today, the Katoen Natie group provides port and logistics services for a range of other sectors; however, it has maintained its links with the original business through a fascinating collection of antique textile art. ‘3500 Years of Textile Art’ illustrates the history of Egypt, from the Pharaonic to the Islamic period. In five serene rooms you will discover ancient textile art, clothing, accessories and other archaeological finds from ancient Egypt, the Near East and ...

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          Burcht Singelberg

          Permanent

          In a powerful and wide landscape on the Scheldt in Beveren, Katoen Natie built a contemporary office castle that fully matches the historic character of the area. Burcht Singelberg is named after the name of the castle of the Beveren glory, which played a key role in the separation of the southern and northern Netherlands in 1585. Only a hill remains of the historic castle, where the contemporary Burcht Singelberg has been erected. Katoen Natie and Indaver, among others, are based there. The buildings are grouped in a conglomerate, a bold whole that manifests itself promine ...

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          Rascals & rebels

          Permanent

          The exhibition “Rascals & Rebels”, which adorns the corridors of the HeadquARTers, brings together contemporary European and Latin American artists. Every artist addresses a social, political or cultural topic in his own playful or rebellious way. Sculptures by Maria Causa and Jose Gurvich, paintings by Edgard Tytgat and Julio Laraz, installations by Libero Badii and Eddo Stern, … They encourage the visitor to reflect on the generally accepted ideas.

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