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Modern Art in Portugal

the collection from the National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado

2007-09-06
2008-01-20
Curatorship: María Jesús Ávila

Caja Duero, Salamanca:  6 September – 21 October 2007

Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid: 30 October – 2 December 2007

Museo de Bellas Artes de Badajoz: 12 December 2007 – 20 January 2008

The exhibition aims to present a synthesis of modern art in Portugal, developed during the first three decades of the XX century. Its emergence in the first decade of that century, was complex and only possible thanks to the enthusiasm of its players since then and over the following decades between memorable moments of euphoria and enthusiasm for the future, and stages of dangerous conservatism, as expected in an environment still marked by social, educational and cultural structures from the nineteenth century. 

The exhibition illustrates with some forty works from the collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado, all determinants with respect to quality, when holding the career of the artist and his historical role - the path of the main protagonists of this artistic period: Abel Manta, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, António Pedro, António Soares, Bernardo Marques, Carlos Botelho, Christiano Cruz, Dordio Gomes, Eduardo Viana, Guilherme Santa Rita; José de Almada Negreiros, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Mário Eloy.

Works

44 works, painting, sculpture and drawing

Curator

María Jesús Ávila


 

On Exhibition

IMAGO LISBOA Photo Festival

Harri Pälviranta

2022-10-07
2023-01-08
The IMAGO LISBOA Photo Festival is a remarkable event in the national and international photography scene. This year with the exhibitions “Battered”; “Choreography of Violence”; “News Portraits”
Solo show

Multiplicity

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

2022-10-02
2023-01-08
Curatorship: Tau Tavengwa, Vyjayanthi Rao
We hold a major forum of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture that crosses geographic and disciplinary boundaries.
Colective Exhibition

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2022-09-23
2022-11-11
Curatorship: RUI AFONSO SANTOS
The house and the domestic environment have been recurrent subjects in Mimi Tavares´ work
Solo show

WHY?

2022-09-23
2023-01-08
Curatorship: Ana Matos
WHY? CONTEMPORARY ART IN DIALOGUE WITH THE THOUGHT OF JOSÉ SARAMAGO
Temporary Exhibition

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

Veloso Salgado

from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter

2022-07-02
2022-12-15
Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, MNAC e Elikya Kandot, Directora do museu de Boulogne-sur-mer
Exhibition Veloso Salgado from Lisbon to Wissant. Itinerary of a Portuguese painter - integrated in the Portugal-France Season (Crusade)
Other places

Since 1911

2022-05-26
2024-04-01
An intervention that celebrates 110 years of the MNAC.
111 years

Maria Eugénia & Francisco Garcia

A Colection

2021-11-18
2022-12-31
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