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Your heartbeat for Rubens

An interactive Rubens experience

Does your heart beat faster for Rubens? Find out during the Christmas holidays in 'Rare & Indispensable'. An interactive art installation 'Artbeats' by Stijn D'Hondt measures your emotion at Rubens' Self-Portrait and processes your heartbeat into an interactive work of art.

    Saturday 23 December 2023 until Sunday 7 January 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00

Sarvavid in the Rubin Museum of Art

Nine paintings from the Sarvavid series recently left for New York, where they are on display at the Rubin Museum of Art. MAS colleague Roselyne, curator of the Asia collection, travelled with the loans. Wondering what is involved in such a loan escort? You can read it here...

Actual loans

Many museums in Belgium and abroad are eager to borrow works from the MAS. So you can come across objects from the MAS collection at exhibitions all over the world.

Egyptian antiquities to Waterloo

On display until 14 January 2024 at the Wellington Museum in Waterloo

A small selection of cultural artefacts from Egyptian antiquity temporarily finds its place at the Wellington Museum in Waterloo. The exhibition uses historical documents, weapons and Egyptian antiquities to show what influence the land of the pharaohs has had on the European public for centuries.

Simon Pas + Midas Heuvinck vs. Jazz

Conservatory student Simon Pas enters into an alliance with guitarist Midas Heuvinck. They will perform compositions by both of them. Be prepared for jazz of the strangest kind.

    Friday 9 February 2024 from 19:00 to 22:00

Gregory Frateur & Jutta Troch

Harpist Jutta Troch and singer Gregory Frateur have shared the stage for many years. Expect a warm intimist musical journey singing about life.

    Friday 12 January 2024 from 19:00 to 22:00


Late night visit with a musical twist

Pay a late-night visit to the exposition 'Rare and Indispensable'. As a bonus, we will provide musical accompaniment. A delight for ears and eyes!

    Friday 12 January 2024 from 19:00 to 22:00
    Friday 9 February 2024 from 19:00 to 22:00

20 years 'Flemish Masterpieces Decree'

What is valuable must be protected. That is the logic of the Flemish Masterpieces Decree. Since the creation of this decree in 2003, just about 1,000 objects and collections have been recognised and protected as masterpieces. Through decree, the government also strengthens public collections by acquiring important masterpieces.

Table with colourful inlay

The Dutchman Pierre Gole made the exceptional ceremonial table for the castle of Vincennes, as commissioned by Louis XIV himself. It is one of the most important pieces of furniture in public ownership in Belgium.

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