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Clara Peeters. Dinner is served

From 18 June 2016 to 2 October 2016 at the Rockox House.


Clara Peeters was an outsider – one of the few female fine artists in the early seventeenth century, not to mention a pioneer in the development of still life as a genre.


We know very little about her life. She worked in Antwerp in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, and a mere forty paintings have been attributed to her. Her still lifes – banquets, fish platters and bouquets – are a feast for the eye.

In collaboration with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid



The Van Beers Affair

From 19 March 2016 to 5 March 2017 at the Municipal Museum of Lier.

Though Jan Van Beers (1852-1927) has gone down in history as a painter, during his lifetime this artist from Lier was best known as an ambitious society figure.

He first made a name for himself with his history paintings, but he became a highly talented portrait painter of the Parisian beau monde. Realistic details characterize his work, which sometimes looks photographic, even to the extent that Van Beers was suspected of copying photographs and also of painting over them. Van Beers took his adversaries to court and had his work examined by experts. The outcome was inconclusive.


The Van Beers Affair. Master painter or conman? presents a selection of Jan Van Beers’ eclectic oeuvre and sheds light on the artist's turbulent life.

Moving altarpieces from the museum to the Antwerp Cathedral

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