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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



Mad Maiden

From 26 August to 11 December 2016 at Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen.


The 'Mad Maiden', an iconic statue by Rik Wouters, is the focal point of this exhibition and also serves as its starting point. This well-known work by Wouters, whose roots lie in Mechelen, symbolises the connection between the visual arts, movement and dance. The exhibition features work by such artists as Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Marlene Dumas, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Alain Platel as well as Auguste Leveque and Jules Schmalzigaug. In their selection the curators referenced a number of key themes in the statue of Rik Wouters, namely dance, stability, morality and beauty.

Moving altarpieces from the museum to the Antwerp Cathedral

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