The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp often gives works of art in loan for exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. Find out where you can admire our travelling works.
James Ensor. A visionary universe
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
12 March 2011 – 13 June 2011
The extensive Ensor collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has travelled to the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. James Ensor. A visionary universe shows a chronological overview of the oeuvre of the famous Belgian artist James Ensor. The exhibition puts paintings, drawings, graphic and pictures on display. It also focuses on Ensor’s links with the Netherlands. The artist visited the country many times and drew inspiration from the Dutch Old Master paintings he encountered.
The art of drinking. Portrayels of inns and drinking scenes in Belgian painting
National Genever Museum, Hasselt
27 February 2011 – 5 June 2011
The exhibition The art of drinking highlights the genre of 19th and early 20th century inn drinking scenes in Belgian painting. In those days, inns and pubs were a favourite subject for many painters. The exhibition in the National Genever Museum shows about forty works including some loans from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.
Jan Gossaert’s Renaissance
National Gallery, London
23 February 2011 – 30 May 2011
Last fall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosted the exhibition Man, Myth and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossaert’s Renaissance. In the meantime, the exhibition has travelled to the National Gallery in London, a museums that has one of the largest and finest collections of Gossaert’s paintings in the world. The Flemish Renaissance artist Jan Gossaert was a pivotal figure between the old medieval tradition of Jan van Eyck and the Baroque art of Peter Paul Rubens. He was the first artist in de Low Countries to depict erotic nudes in historical and mythological scenes. For this exhibition some paintings from the collection of the KMSKA, such as Madonna at the fountain by Jan van Eyck and Portrait of a Man, travelled to New York and then to London. A couple of months ago, restoration revealed that the latter, previously attributed to a follower of Gossaert, was in fact painted by the master himself.
The video below offers more information on the restoration of Portrait of a Man.
Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens. Baroque painting from Antwerp
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
11 February 2011 – 22 May 2011
This spring the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo is hosting the exhibition Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens. Baroque painting from Antwerp. The Norwegian audience will get the opportunity to discover the abundance, the vigour and the emotional intensity of around fifty showpieces of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. Paintings like Adoration of the shepherds by Jacob Jordaens, The Lamentation of Christ by Anthony van Dyck and Peter Paul Rubens’ Venus Frigida have travelled to Scandinavia.
Venetian and Flemish Masters
Paleis voor Schone Kunsten Bozar, Brussels
11 February 2011 – 8 May 2011
The exhibition Venetian and Flemish Masters presents four centuries of contrast between 15 masterpieces from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and some fifty paintings from the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo. Works form Rogier van der Weyden, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan van Eyck, Titian, etc., from the collection of the museum have travelled to the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels for this exhibition.
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen
4 February 2011 - 8 May 2011
Studio Myths unravels the origins of the myths surrounding the artist’s studio. The
secrets of famous nineteenth-century studios are unveiled through the works of masters such as
Tadema. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has sent the painting
Standing nude by
George Hendrik Breitner to
Het Valkhof in Nijmegen for this exhibition.
Reunion. From Quinten Metsijs to Peter Paul Rubens. Masterpieces from the Royal Museum reunited in the Cathedral
Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp
5 June 2009 - 15 November 2009 - This exhibition has been extended
Eight monumental altarpieces from the museum's collection are the showpieces of the exhibition Reunion. From Quinten Metsijs to Peter Paul Rubens. Masterpieces from the Royal Museum reunited in the Cathedralin the Antwerp Cathedral of Our Lady. The exhibition was supposed to end in November but it has been extended until the reopening of the KMSKA after a period of renovation.
Rogier van der Weyden 1400 | 1464 Master of Passions
20 September 2009 - 6 December 2009 - Rogier van der Weyden's The Seven Sacraments will stay in Leuven until the renovation of the KMSKA has been completed