The Golden Cabinet

The residence of burgomaster and patron Nicolaas Rockox (1560–1640) is being transformed into a luxurious art cabinet with top items from the collection of KMSKA, closed for renovation, and the most important works from the Rockox House itself.. On display will be a range of fine paintings by such masters as Memling, van Eyck, Rubens and Van Dyck.

During the latter part of the sixteenth century and the early part of the seventeenth, the Scheldt city of Antwerp enjoyed an especially favourable artistic and economic climate that made it the prime production and trading centre for luxury articles. It was a time when many patricians and merchants built up rich collections of contemporary and ancient art, though the majority of those collections have – alas – come to be dispersed in the course of time.
 
Until June 2017 visitors to the Rockox House in Antwerp will be able to see how an Antwerp art collection must have have appeared in the Golden Century. More particularly, the residence of burgomaster and patron Nicolaas Rockox (1560–1640) is being transformed into a luxurious art cabinet with top items from Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts (closed for renovation) and the most important works from the Rockox House itself. On display will be a range of fine paintings by such masters as Van der Weyden, Memling, Van Eyck, Rubens and Van Dyck.
 
A chance, then, to immerse yourself in the world of the rich citizen of the seventeenth century.

Entrance to the museum is free for all on the last Wednesday of every month.

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Keizerstraat 10-12
Antwerpen
+32 3 201 92 50
www.rockoxhuis.be
inforockoxhuis@kbc.be

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