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.

The Rubens House is showing two unique loaned works
The Massacre of the Innocents and the Head of the Apostle Matthew
This autumn, during Antwerp Baroque 2018, you will discover two unique loans in the Rubens House. The Massacre of the Innocents, an early masterpiece and the most expensive Rubens ever, can exceptionally be seen in the large studio from September 26th. An outstanding early work by Rubens’ most talented pupil, Anthony van Dyck, is also on show: the Head of the Apostle Matthew.
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.

Loan 2018
To be seen 26 September 2018 up to and including 3 March 2019
The Massacre of the Innocents in Bethlehem
Loan 2018
The Head of the Apostle Matthew
Loan 2018
Jan Wildens
Acquisition 2018
Loan 2018
Still-life of a vase of flowers
Loan 2018
A man holding a glass of wine and a youth, by candlelight
Loan 2018
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.