Power and Beauty

from 26 October 2018 till 20 January 2019

Location M-Museum Leuven

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Power and Beauty
The Arenbergs

M-Museum Leuven’s exhibition 'Power and Beauty. The Arenbergs' brings together disbanded treasures from the Arenberg family collection, including paintings and engravings by Rubens, Veronese, Dürer, Jordaens and many more.

As real swordsmen, the Arenbergs were a prominent presence in the European theatre of war. As driven entrepreneurs, the Arenbergs amassed huge wealth. As important political and economic heavyweights, they moved in the highest cultural circles and they built up an impressive art collection which was eventually scattered across the world. Masterpieces from the former Arenberg collection are now coming to Leuven for a one-off reunion of the Arenbergs’ eclectic and prestigious collection.

Furthermore, the exhibition takes a look at the lavish lifestyle, pomp and splendour enjoyed by this notable family. As well as a portrait gallery there is a collection of rare books and prints. But you can also admire authentic period ball gowns and masked ball costumes presented on a catwalk. So a total of seven galleries filled with grandeur and beauty.


Combine a visit to the exhibition at M-Museum Leuven and the exhibition 'Noble Living' at the University Library. The Combi-ticket also allows you to visit the University Library itself and the tower.



  • Combi-ticket: € 16
  • Normal price: € 12
  • Concession: € 10 - € 5
  • 19 - 25 years old: € 5
  • 0 - 18 years old: free
  • KU Leuven Culture Card: Free
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Practical Info

from 26 October 2018 till 20 January 2019
M-Museum Leuven
Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28
3000 Leuven