Antwerp has five monumental churches where Baroque and the Rubens’ living environment come to life ‘in situ’. The majestic Cathedral of Our Lady, St. Paul’s Church, St. Andrew’s, Carolus Borromeus Church and the recently restored St. James’ Church. In 2018 this permanent display is being brought even closer to the visitor: Rubens’ masterpieces in the cathedral, the Baroque master at work as an architect in Carolus Borromeus, his burial chapel in St. James’ Church. Nowhere else can you get so close to this rich past. But there’s more, "Antwerp Baroque 2018" is building bridges with the present by way of contemporary interventions, from visual art to dance and music which always found inspiration in Rubens’ work. From 1 June to 31 December 2018: Art Intervention - Cathedral of our Lady; Rubens' Funeral Chapel - St. James' Church; A Baroque Jewel in a Gothic Shrine - St. Paul Church; Baroque Chasuble Fashion - St. Andries Church; Music & Dance in Rubens' Architecture - Charles Borromeus Church. Opening 5 August 2018: New Altarpiecesby Jan Fabre - St. Augustine Church.
Monumental churches


Grote Markt 
2000 Antwerp


From Friday, June 1, 2018
To Monday, December 31, 2018


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