Luciano Freire, Perfume dos Campos, 1899
Luciano Freire, Perfume dos Campos, 1899

MNAC - Rua Capelo

entry: General Conditions

Populated landscapes

Narratives from the MNAC collection (1850-1930)

2022-02-16
2022-08-28
Curatorship: Maria Aires Silveira
The PEOPLE LANDSCAPES exhibition. NARRATIVES OF THE MNAC COLLECTION (1855-1920) deals with the aesthetics of the landscape, in dialogue with the presence and human intervention in nature. The young students of the Academies of Fine Arts, in the 1850s, took nature and truth in art as a model and recorded, in their artistic notes, the discovery of the country, its customs and traditions.

At the end of the 19th century, the novelty consisted of recording atmospheric values, with Silva Porto and Marques de Oliveira, through a new concept of landscape representation, understood by Ramalho Ortigão, in 1883, as a “naturalistic formula of modern art”. Especially endowed with light effects, to which feelings of nostalgia and dramatic expressions would always be linked, the artistic manifestations of this new trend coexist with the notion of idealized landscape that is diluted, at the turn of the 19th century, in fanciful and dreamed images.

A new approach to the collection, based on the representation of the landscape, allows for the awakening of new perspectives, between verism and symbolism, revealing the human presence on the paths, in the re-encounter of happiness through nature and in the scenic drama of feeling.

Maria de Aires Silveira

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

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