Did you know Antwerp was the capital of harpsichords between 1560 and 1660? With the exhibition Keyboard Instruments, the Snijders&Rockox House Museum and the Vleeshuis Museum take you back to the golden age of the Antwerp harpsichord.

Anonymous, Two Panels with Musical Angels, c.1500-50

At the Snijders&Rockox House Museum you can discover paintings by Frans Floris, Jacob Jordaens, Maerten de Vos, the Francken family and others, with Antwerp organs, harpsichords and virginals in the leading role. At the Vleeshuis Museum you can admire the harpsichords and virginals and unique painted harpsichord lids.

Frans Francken II, The Passage of Moses and the Israelites through the Red Sea, c.1620

With no less than eight loans, including a newly discovered harpsichord lid by Frans II Francken, The Phoebus Foundation is honoured to be a partner of this special exhibition!