Narrativa de uma Coleção

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Narrative of a collection

Portuguese Art in the Collection of Secretary of State for Culture (1960-1990)


The exhibition "Narrative of a collection - Portuguese Art in the Collection of the Secretary of State for Culture (1960-1990)" discloses the areas of the yearned expansion of Museu do Chiado. Moreover, underlines the exceptional quality of this important collection, essential for any reflection on Portuguese art in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, critical years of our artistic production, characterized by the rupture with academicism and the access to international artistic languages cutting edge.

The exhibition shows the most important works of this collection, acquired over several decades by government entities with responsabilities in the cultural area, an initiative of the portuguese State in which it plays an important patronage role in the context of visual arts.

"Narrative of a Collection" presents itself as a first approach to the collection SEC - rich enough to allow multiple lines of work, new perspectives, unedited dialogue. The new museum space was crucial to the exhibition design and installation: the multitude of rooms with their different dimensions made possible the relationship with the myriad of grammars and techniques of the works, by installing in contiguous spaces, artistic languages that are formally closer
. The goal: to build a visual path that allows the visitor to relate to each work, but simultaneously establish possible synapses and dialogues between them.


    2015-07-15 18h30
    Opening of the exhibition "Narrativa de uma Coleção"
    2016-04-03 12h00
    Guided tours on the first Sundays of the month
    2016-06-05 12h00
    Guided tours on the first Sundays of the month
All Activities 3

On Exhibition

not available

Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira e Emília Ferreira
not available
Temporary Exhibition

CAIS Urbana

Curatorship: Mistaker Maker
the 25 years of the Association CAIS
Temporary Exhibition

Inês Norton. Please do (not) touch

Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga e Emília Ferreira
Inês Norton exhibition, reminds us of the urgency of regaining full consciousness of our body. At the cost of surely losing touch with the essence of what it means to be human
Solo show

not available

Curatorship: Adelaide Ginga
The CT1LN project, by Henrique Vieira Ribeiro, has been in development since 2014 and consists of the artistic interpretation of a collection accumulated over the course of four decades by amateur radio personality Paulo V.
Solo show

Rui Macedo. (In)dispensable or Painting that Unsettles the Museum’s Collection.

Curatorship: Emília Ferreira
Reminding us that an artist is a hunter-gatherer, a collector of meanings, forms, problems and proposals, this exhibition highlights the fact that a museum is a place of constant and unsettling discovery.
Temporary Exhibition


Curatorship: Maria de Aires Silveira, Emília Tavares, Emília Ferreira
The current exhibition of the collection covers a sizeable part of its temporal arc, from the mid-19th century to the 1980s, occupying the entirety of the galleries in the Museum wing located in Rua Serpa Pinto.
Collection exhibition