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

SNEAK PREVIEW

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.

  • 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.

  • 12 Mar 2020
    Exhibition closed due to coronavirus

    The 4 locations of the exhibition will remain closed until April 3rd. We follow the guidelines of the city of Antwerp by doing so.

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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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