Art needs to be alive. Which means it has to come out and play. Besides curating and setting up exhibitions, The Phoebus Foundation also regularly gives objects on loan to museums or collaborates in other ways with both national and international museums. Discover here our upcoming exhibitions, activities and loans.

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    Trans-Atlantische modernismen, 1910-1958

    Trans-Atlantic Modernisms, 1910-1958

    Travelling treasures

    12/02/2022 - 12/06/2022

    Do you like modernist art? Mu.Zee in Ostend is your place to be! Moreover: you can discover Transatlantic modernisms! The exhibition tells the surprising story of the artistic conn ...

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      Galba Cergivs

      Becoming Famous: Peter Paul Rubens

      Travelling treasures

      22/10/2021 - 20/02/2022

      Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) is arguably the most successful Flemish Baroque painter. His works are characterized by an impressive, colorful imagery that is highly recognizable. ...

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        Vicenzo Coronelli

        Imagining the Universe

        Travelling treasures

        22/10/2021 - 16/01/2022

        Imagining the Universe is part of Leuven’s KNAL! Big Bang City Festival, which focuses on the fascination with the cosmos and its impact on science and culture. The exhibitio ...

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          Jordaens

          At Home with Jordaens

          Exhibition

          15/10/2021 - 08/05/2022

          In cooperation with the Frans Hals Museum, The Phoebus Foundation presents the exhibition At home with Jordaens: the first monographic exhibition of the seventeenth-century Antwerp ...

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            Jan Van Hemessen - portret

            Remember Me

            Travelling treasures

            01/10/2021 - 16/01/2022

            Remember Me. More than 100 Renaissance Portraits, from Dürer to Sofonisba tells the story of powerful emperors, flamboyant aristocrats and well-to-do citizens and how they had the ...

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              De Francken-dynastie

              The Francken Dynasty

              Travelling treasures

              04/09/2021 - 02/01/2022

              Today a name stands out from the Frankish dynasty, that of Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642) considered to be an outstanding artist. This contemporary of Rubens is distinguish ...

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                Zot van Dimpna

                Crazy about Dymphna

                Exhibition

                21/05/2021 - 30/11/2021

                Following several years of intensive research, The Phoebus Foundation has embarked on a large-scale conservation project: the magisterial St Dymphna Altar, a masterpiece by Goossen ...

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                  From Memling to Rubens

                  Exhibition

                  23/04/2021 - 28/11/2021

                  Why does Hans Memling paint every detail with such precision? How did Rubens manage, with a few brushstrokes, to create an effect that would have made Steven Spielberg jealous? And ...

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                    Blind Date

                    The Bold and the Beautiful

                    Exhibition

                    15/03/2020 - 15/04/2021

                    The many portraits in The Phoebus Foundation collection from the Middle Ages to the early modern era formed the ideal starting point from which to tell the fascinating story of por ...

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                      Lace is more!

                      Lace is More!

                      Exhibition

                      30/05/2019 - 03/11/2019

                      Lace can have an old-fashioned reputation at times, but in 2019 the Chancellery of The Phoebus Foundation brought this centuries-old luxury textile very much to life. The Phoebus F ...

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                        Vossen

                        Fox Hunt

                        Exhibition

                        05/05/2018 - 30/09/2018

                        In 2018, the Chancellery of The Phoebus Foundation introduced the public to a new sub-collection. Fox Hunt was not just any exhibition: it comprised a cycling and presentation circ ...

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                          ROOTED

                          ROOTED

                          Exhibition

                          15/03/2017 - 06/08/2017

                          ROOTED presented another part of The Phoebus Foundation collection to the public. The stars of this event devoted to Flemish art between 1880 and 1930 were the period’s most infl ...

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                            Kunst in beweging

                            Art in Motion

                            Exhibition

                            22/02/2017 - 29/07/2018

                            This exhibition offered an insight into the history of Flemish art, with particular attention paid to the things that motivated its artists: how was art perceived by makers ‘from ...

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                              Keizerskapel

                              Painting in the Spotlight

                              Exhibition

                              01/01/2017 - 01/01/2020

                              The Chancellery of The Phoebus Foundation has been working with the Keizerskapel (Emperor’s Chapel) in Antwerp since 2017. Every six months, a new and unknown jewel from the coll ...

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                                The Birth of Capitalism

                                The Birth of Capitalism

                                Exhibition

                                17/06/2016 - 31/12/2016

                                The Birth of Capitalism drew visitors back to the Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands (fifteenth and sixteenth centuries). It painted a picture of the economic power of the Coun ...

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