Unfortunately, the exhibition has ended. April 5, 2021 was the last day.

  • Curators Katharina Van Cauteren and Hildegard Van de Velde offer you a view of the exhibition, in the video below.
  • In addition, we have decided to make the BLIND DATE exhibition guide available, for free.
  • Discover the Friday night blind date, each time featuring one of the characters in the exhibition.





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.

  • 05 Apr 2021
    Helaas, het is voorbij

    De tentoonstelling is helaas afgelopen.

  • 14 Jan 2021
    Goed nieuws!

    Alle locaties van Blind Date zullen geopend blijven op week- en weekenddagen tot en met 5 april!

  • 14 Dec 2020
    Vier de kerstvakantie met ons!

    Tijdens de (verlengde) kerstvakantie, van 19 december t/m 17 januari 2021, zijn alle locaties van Blind Date open.

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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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