Lange Gasthuisstraat 33
Het Maagdenhuis was a girls' orphanage up until 1882. The orphans, called 'maegdeckens', received education there, learned to sew and lace and carried out household tasks. In addition to the collection of works by the great masters, the historic house tells the sensitive story of the care of Antwerp's foundlings, orphans and poverty throughout the centuries. Furthermore, Het Maagdenhuis organizes temporary exhibitions and a broad range of cultural events.
Presenting Árni Jóhnsson
Árni Jónsson (b. 1989) is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in woodworking, digital media, and installations. His art is characterized by a simple, humorous, and direct approach, allowing him to express personal thoughts and capture past and imagined events. He holds a BA from The Iceland University of The Arts (2016) and a Master's degree from the Royal Academy in Antwerp (2023).
Goodbye Christmas Jeep
Shirt for Dad
Gravestone, a naked man looking for his cufflinks
Table and window