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Michaelina - Baroque's leading lady

The MAS hostst the Rubens House

Two of the city's museums will be teaming up for the first retrospective exhibition about the work of Michaelina Wautier (1614–1689), in a unique partnership between the Rubens House and the MAS. The exhibition is a world premiere in demonstrating the exceptional talent of an artist who became popular in a period when female artists were very rare. Her work is so varied and unique that it defies all imagination when it comes to art history.

Encounters

19.05.2017 - 20.08.2017

CLOSED - Great art needs no explanation to touch people. Some works of art leave observers bewildered; others allow them to 'see' from a different perspective. The exhibition 'Encounters' was about a universal experience of art. Dancers in the exhibition were guides of sensibility for the observer; they reinforced the total experience.

Dazzling Desire - Diamonds and their emotional meaning

18.10.2017 - 14.01.2018

CLOSED - People have desires. They desire love and security. They desire to understand the meaning of life. They also desire wealth, status and power... In the exhibition Dazzling Desire, visitors discovered how mankind has made these desires tangible with striking objects, often consisting of diamonds.

Instinct - A beastly exhibition

A bold look at the collection

In 2018 the youngsters of MAS in young hands took over a floor of the museum. A unique exhibition that revealed the animal side of the museum collection with creative materials and a wild programme.

Chocolate Secrets

3.03.2017 - 26.11.2017

CLOSED - The MAS | Visible Storage displayed hidden gems from the MAS collection and from private collections in the exhibition ‘Chocolate Secrets’. A surprising exhibition about the origins of cocoa and how it has been enjoyed in Antwerp for five centuries.

100 x Congo

The exhibition ‘100 x Congo’ features one hundred unique highlights from our Congolese collection. What stories are hidden behind the objects? How did they end up here? What did they mean to Congolese peoples? And what about the African presence in Antwerp?

Cool Japan

The exhibition 'Cool Japan' takes you on a whirlwind tour of the global fascination for Japanese visual culture. With unique historical pieces, the MAS shows how Japanese icons such as Hello Kitty, Zelda and Sailor Moon are all part of a long tradition and how both new and old Japanese art continues to inspire the world.

The world mirrored

24.04.2015 - 16.08.2015

'The world mirrored. World maps from the Middle Ages to the present day' took you on a discovery through the fascinating history of the Western world view from the Middle Ages to the present day. We received 48,718 visitors.

All hands on deck

26.04.2014 - 31.12.2015

CLOSED - The MAS celebrated 75 years of the non-profit association Friends of the National Maritime Museum. A new presentation in the Kijkdepot related stories and displayed objects from collectors with a passion for the world of navigation.

In Antwerp. 50 years of migration from Morocco and Turkey

17.05.2011 - 30.12.2012

CLOSED - Migration is about living and working in an unfamiliar place. It’s about long-distance love and growing up in a foreign city, a new home. You discovered the story of 50 years of migration from Morocco and Turkey on the fifth floor of the MAS.

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