Rubens in Cambridge

Date 20-03-2023

Time 2:00 PM

Place King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Polyseum, in cooperation with is glad to introduce an academic conversation on life and activity of Peter Paul Rubens. The event will be held in the magnificent King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, home of the famous “Adoration of the Magi”  painted by Rubens in 1633. A prominent, world-renown scholar will give a lectio magistralis on the masterpiece and on the activity of the artist in his period, in parallel to another painting from Rubens presented in Cambridge for the first time. The “Rubens in Cambridge” afternoon event will offer invited guests a remarkable opportunity to receive qualified information on the artist, his work and his time. Guests will participate to an interactive session while sharing the emotions of a private viewing in the famous Chapel.


The gothic Grade I listed chapel, which is best known for being the venue of the “Carol’s at King’s” on the BBC, and houses a number of priceless paintings including Rubens’ “The Adoration of the Magi”. The chapel is home to the King’s College Choir and is a major tourist attraction for the City of Cambridge featuring the world’s largest fan vault ceiling.