Antwerp Baroque 2018 Opening Weekend

The opening weekend of ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires’ kicks off on the 1st of June! Come to the MAS and learn about ‘Michaelina’, the leading lady of 17th-century painting. Admire the solo exhibition of the young Antwerp photographer Athos Burez, and take in the party spirit with a visit to the new exhibition 'Celebration!'

The MAS welcomes the leading lady of Baroque: ‘Michaelina’, an artist that grew up in a period when female artists were the exception rather than the rule. Besides Michaelina, the young Antwerp photographer Athos Burez will showcase his first solo exhibition in the MAS: ‘Baroque Burez’.
Celebration! is a true feast for all the senses as it takes you through the various traditions around the world in celebration of life's rites of passage. The exhibition features a unique mix of festive objects from various museum collections, in an original decor with an exceptional soundtrack.

Programme

Friday 1 June

The exhibitions ‘Michaelina’ (+3),‘Celebration!’ (+4) and ‘Baroque Burez’ (boulevard) are open from 5 to 11 pm for free. Don't miss the art-installations of Athos Burez on the 3rd and 5th floor!

  • 5 to 11.30 pm: Bar in the boulevard on +3;
  • 5 to 6 pm: The Giants from Borgerhout visit 'Celebration!';
  • 6.30, 7.30, 9.30, 10.30 , 11.30 pm: Alors on danse – dancing to one song of a Decap-organ in ‘Celebration!’;
  • 6 to 9 pm: Silent Disco with Classical Music Rave| dj Brendan Walsh in ‘Michaelina’;
  • 8 to 9 pm: Alors on danse – one hour of dancing to the music of the Decap organs in 'Celebration!';
  • 9 to 11.30 pm: DJ podium, featuring two house artists from 'Celebration!'  in the boulevard +4;
  • from 10 pm: Afterparty in café Storm.

Saturday 2 June

  • Walk-in workshop for families in the boulevard with tasks to complete in the museum halls 'Michaelina' and 'Celebration!';
  • Live model drawing in 'Michaelina', with the painting 'The Triumph of Bacchus' as background;
  • Baroque concert at ‘Michaelina’ by lute player Floris De Rycker with soprano accompaniment Kristien Nijs.

Sunday 3 June

  • Walk & talk with Katlijne Van der Stighelen, curator of ‘Michaelina’ (in dutch);
  • Walk-in workshop for families in the boulevard with tasks to complete in the museum halls 'Michaelina' and 'Celebration!';
  • Speed tours in ‘Michaelina’ and ‘Celebration!’ start every hour and half hour at the information desk | duration: 30 minutes, non-stop from 10 am to 6 pm;
  • Baroque concert at ‘Michaelina’ by lute player Floris De Rycker with soprano accompaniment Kristien Nijs.

All activities are free of charge and require no reservation, except 'Walk & Talk Michaelina'
The MAS is open until midnight.

Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires. Full programme

Dowload the Antwerp Museum app. It'll give you detailed information on the works of Michaelina.