Hieronymus Bosch, the world-famous Renaissance artist of the most bizarre fantasies and whimsical figures, will be celebrated extensively this year in the Netherlands with large-scale spectacles and exhibitions. The Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp will join the festivities! With ‘Around Hieronymus Bosch’ the Museum Mayer van den Bergh displays Bosch-like paintings from its own collection. <br />
For this festive year the Museum Mayer van den Bergh displays seven Bosch-like paintings from its own collection. They immerse visitors into an atmosphere of hybrid monsters – half human, half animal – flying devils, impaled bodies, gnomes with large noses, monsters playing music, etc. The variety of horrors is endless and they often denounce the reprehensible behaviour of human beings.
Lange Gasthuisstraat 19
Special opening days
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Price per person: 8.00
City Card: true.
Step into the shoes of the leading Baroque artist of his era. Rubens and his family lived in this palatial setting for well over 25 years and it is here that the artist created the lion’s share of his work. Here he entertained Europe’s nobility and Royalty and stored his impressive art collection in a beautiful art room. The garden, the creators’ workshop and the fabulous collection draws 150 000 visitors from all over the world, year after year.
This museum is the continuation of the Of the Officina Plantiniana, founded by Christoffel Plantijn in 1555, as the first industrial printing works in history. Granted by Unesco in 2005, the museum demonstrates the entire book production process from the 15th to the 18th century. Currently the museum is in need of a bit of a facelift, which is why it is closed until 29 September 2016.