Mário Eloy, Retrato de João Gaspar Simões, 1938
Mário Eloy, Retrato de João Gaspar Simões, 1938

MNAC

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Modern glances

2021-05-18
2022-02-27
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira
The exhibition Modern glances. The portrait in painting, sculpture drawing (1910-19150), deals with the aesthetics of the portrait and establishes a programmatic continuity with the previous exhibition, Dilemma of being and appearing: the portrait in painting, photography and sculpture (1850-1916). It is important to mention the crossing of eyes and the taste for pictorial frameworks in photography, as well as the notion of photographic realism in painting, sculpture and drawing, through specific photographic enlargements, by the authors San Payo, Franklin Figueiredo, António Paixão and Varela Pécurto.

This exhibition lists artistic attitudes and testimonies of novelties, breaking with tradition, since 1850, beginning of the MNAC collection. The Portuguese romantic generation also had this seduction, this fantasy of metamorphosing the current into eternal, by constituting itself as new. For this reason, some works by 19th century authors who are confronted with pieces by artists of modern generations, such as Columbano and Mário Eloy, Alfredo de Andrade and José Resende, Faria and Maia and Jorge Vieira, are represented.

In five different centers and around 80 works, different understandings of modernity emerge, in the first decades of the 20th century, rarely exhibited, by Eduardo Viana, Carlos Botelho, Paulo Ferreira, José Tagarro, Querubim Lapa. Without worrying about chronological divisions, the desire to register identities, capture expressions and even a fantasistic poetics can be seen, but also the importance of revealing the representative models of social changes and the dialogue between the portrait and the surrounding spaces, between the figure and the landscape, from 1910 to 1950.

Maria de Aires Silveira


From May 18th to February 27th, 2022.
About 80 works and 45 authors: painting, sculpture, drawing, organized in five exhibition centers:

Identities and portrait.
The expression of the portrait
A poetics of the portrait
Social involvement of identity
Figure / Landscape dialogues

Exhibition held with the patronage of the Millenium Bcp.

Sponsors

On Exhibition

Music in the MNAC's Garden

2022-08-05
2022-08-26
Summer Nights - Music Concerts
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short film ‘Azul no Azul’ (Blue in Blue)

2022-07-28
2022-09-15
Curatorship: Nelson Ferreira
short experimental film ‘Azul no Azul’ (Blue in Blue) is a cinematic journey inside the sculpture garden of MNAC - The National Museum of Contemporary Art
Video

Painting rarefied the spirit

2022-07-28
2022-10-30
Curatorship: Hilda Frias
After an artistic residency at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, what you see here is the fruit of persistent work and research by Nelson Ferreira.
Solo show

Exhibition

COTA 1.20 at MNAC's PeP Gallery

2022-07-21
2022-09-04
Curatorship: Sílvia Berény e Rita Brandão
WALKING BY A GROUP OF CHILDREN FROM THE OSMOPE SCHOOL ON RUA MOUZINHO DA SILVEIRA IN PORTO
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Veloso Salgado

from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter

2022-07-02
2022-12-15
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira
Exhibition Veloso Salgado from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter - integrated in the Portugal-France Season (Crusade)
Temporary Exhibition

111 years

2022-05-26
2024-04-01
An intervention that celebrates 110 years of the MNAC.
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‘There’s a shite stunk in the air… Dad’s oot oan bail! by Edgar Martins

2022-05-25
2022-08-21
There’s a shite stunk in the air… Dad’s oot oan bail!
Solo show

THE OTHER LIFE OF ANIMALS

2022-05-05
2022-08-28
Curatorship: Emília Ferreira
This exhibition of real and fantastic animals features works of drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture and media art, having been designed for a younger audience, but where all ages are welcome.
Temporary Exhibition

'I don't know if I can wish you a happy year'.

2022-04-14
2022-08-28
Curatorship: Adelaide Duarte
'I don't know if I can wish you a happy year'. Works from the Mário Teixeira da Silva collection curated by Adelaide Duarte
Temporary Exhibition

Populated landscapes

Narratives from the MNAC collection (1850-1930)

2022-02-16
2022-08-28
Curatorship: Maria Aires Silveira
The aesthetics of the landscape, in dialogue with the presence and human intervention in nature.
Temporary Exhibition

Maria Eugénia & Francisco Garcia

A Colection

2021-11-18
2022-09-18
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Cristina Azevedo Tavares e Raquel Henriques da Silva
MNAC exhibits the collection of Maria Eugénia and Francisco Garcia
Temporary Exhibition