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.

Practical details

Rubens at home

  • 1 June 2018–13 January 2019
  • 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays)
  • € 10.00 / € 8.00 / free

Tickets can be obtained at the ticket desk or here

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Baroque Festival Card

The pass is valid for 48 hours (from the first time you use it) and entitles you to free admission to all the exhibitions and monumental churches that participate in the cultural urban festival Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspiresThe Baroque Festival Card costs €25 and is available for purchase in the visitor centres in Grote Markt | Central Station and in the Rubens House. You can also purchase this card online.

New masterpieces

The Rubens House collection will be enriched with several exceptional masterpieces specially for the festival ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires’.  After more than a year, the restored Self-Portrait is home again. And you will discover new masterpieces by several of Rubens’s most talented pupils and contemporaries, plus outstanding works by the master himself.

The most eye-catching of these will be the Martyrdom of St Andrew from the Fondación Carlos de Amberes in Madrid, which is ‘coming home’ for the first time in nearly 400 years.

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Martyrdom of St Andrew
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Jan Wildens
Acquisition 2018
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Still-life of a vase of flowers
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A man holding a glass of wine and a youth, by candlelight
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Study of a Head of a Bearded Man
Loan 2017
A surprising new work in the Rubens House
Portrait of a Lady and her Daughter
Loan 2017
St Catherine
Also interesting
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.
In the picture
Rubens’s restored Self-Portrait is back in the Rubens House in Antwerp after an absence of more than a year. Rubens returns our gaze, with a blush on his cheeks and sensuous red lips.
Rubens will be your host this year for the cultural city festival ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires’. You can look forward to a bold and overflowing programme of Baroque, old and new. The Rubens House is the starting point for the celebrations.
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Leading Lady of the Baroque
Two of Antwerp’s museums, the Rubens House and the MAS, have uniquely joined forces to present the first survey anywhere in the world of the work of Michaelina Wautier (1604–1689). The exhibition will highlight the exceptional talent of this painter, who grew up in a period when women artists were extremely rare. Her work is so wide-ranging and individual that it challenges the art-historical imagination.