Something for everyone
Foto: Ans Brys
Permanent program
Dulle Griet (‘Mad Meg’) is one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s most enigmatic works. For 125 years now, the painting has been the star attraction in the collection of Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, who rediscovered it.
Viewing
Exclusive viewings of the Bruegel prints
Saturday 23 November 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
There will be just four opportunities to view Bruegel’s prints from very close quarters, with an expert in attendance.
Theatre
Friday 06 December 2019 - 20:00
Individual visitors
A kaleidoscopic portrait of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and the era in which he lived. The figure of Dulle Griet or ‘Mad Meg’ takes the audience on a journey through time.
Lectures and research
Lecture
Sunday 15 December 2019 from 11:00 to 12:00
Individual visitors
Bruegel experts Manfred Sellink, Tine Meganck and Daan Van Heesch explore Bruegel’s work and influence.
For groups
City walk
For groups
The Bruegel Walk in Antwerp dips back into the sixteenth century in search of traces of this world-famous artist.
Guided tour
For groups
Florent van Ertborn (1784–1840) and Fritz Mayer van den Bergh's (1858–1901) contemporaries tended to view Bruegel’s Dulle Griet and Fouquet’s Madonna as impoverished, nondescript, weird or downright ugly. Fortunately, the two collectors took another view. They broke completely with the fashions of their time in their quest for that one special masterpiece.
Three exhibitions from 5 October onwards
Exhibition
Masterpieces and Their Collectors
Saturday 05 October 2019 - Thursday 31 December 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
It goes without saying that Bruegel and Fouquet are the real masters behind ‘Dulle Griet’ and The Madonna. Yet it is thanks to master collectors that we are able to enjoy these outstanding works today. Step into the world of connoisseurs Fritz and Florent and discover their relentless nose for beauty.
Exhibition
Saturday 05 October 2019 - Sunday 26 January 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00
Individual visitors
No previous exhibition has been dedicated solely to the drawn oeuvre of Jan Brueghel I. The Snyders&Rockox House is focusing on Pieter’s son Jan as a draughtsman for the first time.
Exhibition
Saturday 05 October 2019 - Sunday 08 December 2019 from 14:00 to 18:00
Individual visitors
The painting Dulle Griet (‘Mad Meg’) continues to spark all sorts of questions. The artists Kasper De Vos, Kati Heck, Laure Prouvost, Tracey Rose, Pipilotti Rist, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven and Erik Van Lieshout get to grips with this terrifying scene and its mysterious central figure.