New loan Rubens
This autumn the Mauritshuis received The Adoration of the Magi painted by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) on long-term loan from the Groninger Museum. This exceptional oil sketch represents an important addition to the collection of Flemish paintings.
Opening with Royal guests
At Thursday the 19th of October the opening of the exhibition Rubens & Brueghel - A Working Friendship took place. The Royal couples of Belgium and the Netherlands attended the official opening.
Pavilion for Antwerp artists
From 21 October, the Mauritshuis will present the exhibition Rubens & Brueghel – A Working Friendship, devoted to the remarkable collaboration between the celebrated painters Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder. This is the first exhibition to be dedicated to this extraordinarily interesting subject. The idea, organisation and design of the exhibition came about in co-operation with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where the exhibition will be on display until 24 September. The Mauritshuis is excited about the favourable reactions from public and press on the other side of the ocean. Preparations in The Hague, including the construction of a large pavilion on the Hofvijver, are well under way.
Early announcement Rubens & Brueghel
In the fall of 2006 the Mauritshuis will present the exhibition Rubens & Brueghel – a working friendship devoted to the remarkable collaboration between the celebrated painters Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder. Combining forces, these leading Antwerp artists produced some phenomenal paintings in which Rubens painted the figures and Brueghel the landscape with flowers and animals. Along with twelve joint efforts by Rubens and Brueghel, works for which they teamed up with other contemporaries will also be displayed (for example, Brueghel with Hendrick de Clerck, Rubens with Frans Snijders).