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.