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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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    Roelant Savery’s Wondrous World

    Travelling treasures

    08/02/2024 - 20/05/2024

    From the 8th of February, Mauritshuis will host a new exhibition celebrating a pioneering figure of Dutch painting. This artist not only created the Netherlands’ first floral ...

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      Le sport, tout un art !

      Travelling treasures

      25/11/2023 - 21/04/2024

      Charleroi’s Museum of Fine Arts presents a new exhibition that explores the dynamic synergy between sport and art. With sport as a universal challenge and source of inspirati ...

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        Jewelry splendour at DIVA

        Travelling treasures

        24/03/2023 - 01/03/2024

        From the 24th of March, visitors of DIVA (museum of diamonds, jewelry, and silver) celebrate the long-awaited reopening of the museum but also admire this hair jewel crafted in gol ...

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          The Epitaph Altarpiece of Salomon Hendrickx

          Travelling treasures

          01/03/2023 - 01/03/2024

          Discover the majestic splendour of this unique altarpiece from The Phoebus Foundation collection at the Basilica of Our Lady in Tongeren. From March 2023, visitors to this outstand ...

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            Turning Heads

            Travelling treasures

            20/10/2023 - 21/01/2024

            Experience a fascinating journey into the world of tronies with Turning Heads. The exhibition at KMSKA highlights the emergence of a new genre, namely head studies. During the 16th ...

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              DIERIC BOUTS. Creator of images

              Travelling treasures

              20/10/2023 - 14/01/2024

              M Leuven will present a comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Dieric Bouts starting this autumn. Bouts was a Flemish 15th-century painter from Haarlem who settled in Leuven, whe ...

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                Brueghel: The Family Reunion

                Travelling treasures

                30/09/2023 - 07/01/2024

                The Brueghel family, spanning several generations of remarkable artists, has left a significant mark on the art world. This dynasty of painters, predominantly active during the six ...

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                  Ode to Antwerp

                  Travelling treasures

                  14/05/2023 - 17/09/2023

                  Did you know countless Dutch masters were inspired by their southern neighbours? The influence of early modern artistic centres such as Antwerp on artists from the North cannot be ...

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                    SkYline. Highrise in the Low Countries

                    Travelling treasures

                    25/11/2022 - 10/09/2023

                    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. Highris ...

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                      Flemish Expressionism

                      Travelling treasures

                      25/03/2023 - 20/08/2023

                      Discover the Belgian art of the interbellum and how the Flemish expressionists brought modern figurative painting to a peak. From the 25 of March, visitors of Kunstmuseum Den Haag ...

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                        After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art

                        Travelling treasures

                        25/03/2023 - 13/08/2023

                        After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art at The National Gallery in London celebrates the most renowned names of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such as Pa ...

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                          Hugo van der Goes. Between Pain and Bliss

                          Travelling treasures

                          31/03/2023 - 16/07/2023

                          On the 31st of March, the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin celebrates the Ghent-born artist Hugo van der Goes. An actual premiere as almost all of the artist’s surviving paintings a ...

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                            Baroque Influencers

                            Travelling treasures

                            22/04/2023 - 16/07/2023

                            From the 22nd of April, visitors to the Antwerp city festival Baroque Influencers can discover the Jesuits, Rubens and the Art of Persuasion exhibition. Get to know the most promin ...

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                              Phoebus Schilderij - Michael Sweerts

                              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 co ...

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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 H ...

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                                  Portrait of an Old Woman in The National Gallery

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                                  16/03/2023 - 11/06/2023

                                  From the 16th of March, visitors of The National Gallery in London can discover Metsys’ Portrait of an Old Woman from The Phoebus Foundation collection at the new exhibition ...

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                                    The Bentvueghels

                                    Travelling treasures

                                    11/02/2023 - 04/06/2023

                                    The Bentvueghels. A notorious art society in Rome is a new exhibition at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht that tells the story of an artists group from the Northern and Southern Neth ...

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                                      Léon Spilliaert

                                      Léon Spilliaert: Avec la Mer du Nord …

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                                      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 d ...

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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 ...

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                                          Phoebus Schilderij - Brueghel goes Los Angeles

                                          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 maste ...

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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 ...

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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 materi ...

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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 fr ...

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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 ...

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                                                    Phoebus Schilderij - Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools

                                                    Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools

                                                    Exhibition

                                                    16/10/2022 - 22/01/2023

                                                    Phoebus goes USA! We are extremely proud to present our very first intercontinental exhibition ever!The Phoebus Foundation joins forces with Denver Art Museum to present 'Saints, S ...

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                                                      Newcomers

                                                      Travelling treasures

                                                      30/09/2022 - 08/01/2023

                                                      Our Two Fisherboys by Frans Hals will be on display at the Frans Hals Museum from the 30th of September. The exhibition Newcomers takes visitors on a journey back in time when vari ...

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                                                        Portrait of Henricus Liberti

                                                        Travelling treasures

                                                        18/06/2022 - 12/11/2022

                                                        The Antwerp artist, Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) cherished his friendships and he did so by depicting his closest friends – other artists, merchants, collectors or musicians ...

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                                                          Symbolism in Flanders

                                                          Travelling treasures

                                                          10/07/2022 - 09/10/2022

                                                          The Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL) is currently the place to be for fans of art from the Latem school! The exhibition Symbolism in Flanders focus ...

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                                                            Zot van Dimpna

                                                            Crazy about Dymphna

                                                            Exhibition

                                                            01/04/2022 - 02/10/2022

                                                            The story of the Irish princess Dymphna reads like a tragic fairy tale. When her mother dies, her father the king asks her to marry him. Maddened by grief at the loss of his wife, ...

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                                                              Landscape with archers

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                                                              07/05/2022 - 25/09/2022

                                                              Landscape with archers by Gillis Mostaert I will be on display in Mudel for two more weeks! ‘SHOOT. Archery, a cultural heritage’ is an exhibition that focuses on the h ...

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                                                                Recht door zee

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                                                                04/06/2022 - 11/09/2022

                                                                Last chance to visit our travelling treasure in STeM Sint-Niklaas! We are proud that The First Atlas Map to Use the Word “America” is part of the Recht Door ...

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                                                                  Anto-Carte. Hemel en aarde

                                                                  Anto-Carte. Heaven and Earth

                                                                  Travelling treasures

                                                                  19/03/2022 - 21/08/2022

                                                                  Meet Anto-Carte (1886-1954)! A Mons artist who was a painter, lithographer and illustrator at the same time, he became known all over the world thanks to exhibitions in the United ...

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                                                                    Klavier

                                                                    Keyboard Instruments

                                                                    Travelling treasures

                                                                    26/03/2022 - 26/06/2022

                                                                    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 ...

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                                                                      Iron Men

                                                                      Travelling treasures

                                                                      29/03/2022 - 26/06/2022

                                                                      Fans of armour will be in for a treat at Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna! In the exhibition Iron Men, you will discover the most beautiful suits of armour from the largest colle ...

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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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                                                                          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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                                                                            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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                                                                              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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                                                                                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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                                                                                  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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                                                                                          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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                                                                                            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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                                                                                                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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                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                    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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