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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.

MASafari

A treasure hunt in the museum

Children aged 5 to 10, together with their (grand)parents, search for animals in the museum. Along the way, they are given all kinds of assignments.

Freight

In the new permanent exhibition 'Freight' you stop at various 'docks', each of which reveals a different part of the city's connection with world trade. A journey through the history of the port city.

    Saturday 11 December 2021 until Sunday 29 December 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00

Everyday fear

V-bombs in Antwerp, 1944-1945

The MAS focuses on a piece of city history from the Second World War. In the pavilion, you can see where V-bombs fell on Antwerp and the scars they have left behind, by means of photographs, first-person testimonies and maps. You can even see a real V1-bomb from the MAS collection.

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.

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.

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.

Baroque Burez

01.06.2018 - 18.03.2019

As part of ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens as an inspiration’, the MAS will be welcoming the photographer and artist Athos Burez to the boulevard as from 1 June 2018. With 30 images and installations, he shares his own unique and contemporary view on different genres from the style period: still lifes, portraits, landscapes and interiors.

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.

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