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


In times of Corona, it is important that we do our part to prevent the spread of the corona virus COVID-19. That is why the BLIND DATE exhibition is temporarily closed. For now, please let us offer you a sneak preview of what is awaiting you:

  • 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
    Heropening BLIND DATE 19 mei 2020

    Tijd voor een 'blind date'! Na 8 weken achter gesloten deuren te hebben doorgebracht, kijken onze geportretteerden reikhalzend uit naar uw bezoek!

  • 22 Apr 2020

    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

    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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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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