• The Rubens House in a nutshell

    “Welcome to my house!” Peter Paul Rubens, a brilliant and versatile artist, invites you to his palazzo.
Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires
Rubens at home
New masterpieces and uncovered secrets are what the Rubens House has in store for you during ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018’. The collection will be enriched with new masterpieces, while you can discover Rubens’s secrets thanks to the restoration of his self-portrait and the portico and garden pavilion. From 1 june 2018.
Exclusive
To be seen 26 September 2018 up to and including 3 March 2019
The Massacre of the Innocents in Bethlehem, an early masterpiece by Rubens and the most valuable Rubens ever, is to be seen exclusively at The Rubens House beginning 26 September. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is loaning the masterpiece out especially for the Baroque year.
Exclusive
An outstanding early work by Rubens’ most talented pupil, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) has been provided on permanent loan by the King Baudouin Foundation. The Head of the Apostle Matthew is the only composition from the famous Böhler series displayed in a Belgian public collection.
Behind the scenes
Experience Rubens as an architect
‘Antwerp Baroque 2018’ offers a one-off opportunity to climb the scaffolding and view the restoration at first hand: never before have visitors had such a great opportunity to get so close to Rubens’s architecture.
Plan your visit
Here you will find useful information about the location, ticket sales, packages, opening hours, accessibility and accessibility of the museum.
The Rubens House is one of the most renowned artist's residences worldwide.
The permanent collection contains a large number of works by the master himself and by his peers and contemporaries. The museum also has works on loan, as well as recent acquisitions and updates about works that are being restored.
Major restoration work at the Rubens House
Project
Start: 18 September 2017 – End: beginning of 2019
Work has begun on the restoration of the portico and the garden pavilion – the only two original surviving elements from Rubens’s home. Read more here.
Behind the scenes
Experience Rubens as an architect
‘Antwerp Baroque 2018’ offers a one-off opportunity to climb the scaffolding and view the restoration at first hand: never before have visitors had such a great opportunity to get so close to Rubens’s architecture.
New construction
Opening in 2022
A brand-new building with an interactive visitor centre and numerous visitor facilities. The Rubens Experience Center will open in 2022.
About Rubens
He was capable of everything and knew everything. He was a brilliant and versatile artist, run a large studio, spoke several languages, collected art, designed his own home, travelled around Europe as a diplomat and was interested in science. Rubens was well-versed in almost everything.
Peter Paul Rubens and Antwerp. The master and his city. After more than 400 years, this world-class painter's presence can still be felt in the city.