DATE NIGHT! This week, embark on a blind date with…

WE ARE OPEN!

Time for a blind date! After eight weeks shut away behind closed doors, the people in our portraits can’t wait for you to visit them!

What can you expect from the exhibition? The history of Flemish portraiture in all its glory! Here’s the story

And be sure to take a quick look at the Terms & Conditions for Visitors. We’ve taken the necessary measures and we ask you to respect the rules too, to protect yourself and others. Please note that as from the 11th of July, mouthmasks are obligatory.

We advise you to book your ticket online. See you soon!

  • Curators Katharina Van Cauteren and Hildegard Van de Velde offer you a preview of what you can discover, in the video below.
  • In addition, we have decided to make the BLIND DATE exhibition guide available, for free.
  • From now on, every Friday, we invite you to a blind date with one of the characters in the exhibition.


Enjoy! 


 


 

 

Flemish portrait art

The Phoebus Foundation has teamed up with the Snyders&Rockox House in Antwerp to organize a unique exhibition devoted to the history of portrait art. The Foundation has selected the finest portraits from its collection, from the late Middle Ages through to the early modern era, to tell the fascinating story of this genre.  The panels and canvases are accompanied by a rich portfolio of accessories and attributes, including rattles, jewellery and much more besides. In this way, history becomes tangible and the portraits come to life.

 

Are you ready for a dialogue with richly dressed ladies, a woolly kitchen maid, a bishop or a patrician? Don’t worry: they won’t answer back. But one way or another they will divulge their secrets, allowing themselves to be slowly read.

 
  • 11 May 2020
    Blind Date reopened on 19 May 2020

    Time for a blind date! After eight weeks shut away behind closed doors, the people in our portraits can’t wait for you to visit them!

  • 22 Apr 2020
    DO IT YOURSELF!

    Every week from April on, we also publish a colouring page of 1 of the art pieces from the exhibition. We choose one every week and publish it on our website.

  • 27 Mar 2020
    DATE NIGHT

    Although our exhibition BLIND DATE is currently closed by covid-19, we ensure that you can still date our portrayers. Every Friday we treat you to a blind date with one of the characters from the exhibition.

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Highlights

Portrait of Anne Anthonis

Peter Paul Rubens
ca. 1615-1618

Oil on panel, 54 x 40,5 cm

Antwerp, The Phoebus Foundation

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