Especially for the At Home with Jordaens exhibition at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Phoebus Foundation published an OKV theme issue about Jacob Jordaens. Get to know this Antwerp superstar and be surprised by the stories behind his ingenious and sometimes witty paintings. Moreover, you will really get to know the master and step into his showroom!

Only available in Dutch.

This OKV theme issue appeared in the spring of 2020 for the occasion of the portrait exhibition The Bold and the Beautiful (2020).The booklet guides you through a few subjects that appeal to the imagination within the history of 500 years of portraiture.

Only available in Dutch.

Lace is a fabric of threads, a paragon of craft and precision, and brimming with history. Its evolution is closely linked to the enterprising Northern cities of the late Middle Ages. The theme issue Lace is More! introduces the reader to this underexposed history.

This theme issue has been published on the occasion of the Lace is More! exhibition (2019).

Only available in Dutch.

From about 1200 a new human being rises in what is now called Flanders. This person is practical, innovative and enterprising. The Birth of Capitalism tells the story of this new man. Explore a world of unseen fascination with ingenious discoveries and walk the path of wicked sin.

This theme issue had been published on the occasion of the exhibition The Birth of Capitalism (2016).

Only available in Dutch.

This OKV issue brings to vivid life the broad cultural context of the Flemish belle époque and the years between the twentieth century’s two world wars. It’s a book about Symbolism, Impressionism and Expressionism, and a forgotten piece of art history. But above all, COMING HOME is a story about roots and the search for a sense of belonging in a rapidly changing world – a quest as relevant today as it was then.

Only available in Dutch.

Those who say Reynaert, spontaneously think of the mischievous villain with his sharp tongue who count on a lot of sympathy. VOSSEN tells the story of Reynaert the fox and his relation with the Belgian region ‘Het Land van Waas’. Only available in Dutch.

From Memling to Rubens tells the story of Flemish art from the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as you’ve never read it before. It’s a rollercoaster ride through 300 years of cultural history. Leading the charge are breathtaking masterpieces from the collection of The Phoebus Foundation, unknown gems by the likes of Hans Memling, Quinten Metsys, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck that plunge you into a world full of folly and sin, fascination and ambition. Along the way you’ll bump into dukes and emperors, rich citizens and poor saints, picture galleries like wine cellars, and Antwerp as Hollywood on the Scheldt.

The Belgian city Geel wouldn’t exist without its patron saint Dymphna. The history of this small town in the province of Antwerp is inextricably intertwined with the Irish saint. This publication is entirely devoted to the special relationship of Dymphna and Geel. Get to know how a medieval cult of a saint grew into modern psychiatry and family care.