5 Spaces to discover this weekend (FREE)
Are you looking for a cultural program but don't want to spend a lot of money? From beautiful gardens to works of art by renowned artists, discover in this list five spaces that you can visit for free this weekend.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Free Saturday after 2pm)
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum has one of the most important private collections in the world, accumulated during his lifetime by Calouste Gulbenkian and presented in a building created to receive him, in the heart of one of the most emblematic gardens in Portugal.The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was created in 1956 by the will of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, a philanthropist of Armenian origin who lived in Lisbon between 1942 and the year of his death, 1955. It currently has a museum, which houses the private collection of Calouste Gulbenkian, with pieces ranging from the Egyptian period, through the Greek-Roman period, to paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from the 15th, 17th and 18th centuries. In addition, it also has a Modern Art Center (CAM) that holds one of the most important collections of Portuguese modern and contemporary art, an orchestra and a choir, a relevant library and art archive and a magnificent garden, in a central area of the city. Lisbon, where educational activities also take place. Saturday after 2 pm you can visit the museum for free. The gardens are always open to the public.
Serralves Museum (First Sunday of the month)
under the mottoRenew the Past, Build the Future, the Serralves Foundation announced the program for 2022, which includes a major exhibition by Rui Chafes, whose pieces will be dispersed throughout the Park, but will also occupy several rooms of the Museum, in a retrospective of the artist's entire career. The exhibition by Rui Chafes will have “a specific focus rarely explored in his work, which is his relationship with architecture”, said Philippe Vergne, artistic director of the Serralves Museum. Currently, the first exhibition by Tarek Atouiem Portugal, part of the I/E project, Ai Weiwei in the Serralves garden, the Mark Bradford exhibition, focused on the artistic production of the last three years, the Joan Miró collection, the sound installation by Christina Kubisch and much more.
International Arts CenterJosé de Guimarães(Sunday in the morning)
It is under the motto of the “Ritual of the Encounter” that the International Center for the ArtsJosé de Guimarães(CIAJG) presents its celebration program after a decade of existence. Between March and September, exhibitions, talks, performances and workshops are planned. In the year that marks ten years of existence, the International Center for the ArtsJosé de Guimarães (CIAJG) wants to project the future by reflecting on its past. The museum, part of the Arts and Creativity Platform – the greatest work of Guimarães European Capital of Culture (CEC) 2012 –, will present, until September, a multidisciplinary program with exhibitions, conversations,performancesandworkshops, inviting artists from around the globe to look at the three collections of African, pre-Columbian and Chinese art fromJosé de Guimarães that have filled the museum for a decade.
Rua de Miguel Bombarda Galleries
Rua de Miguel Bombarda is home to some of Invicta's best-known galleries, spaces, as well as many decoration and interior design stores and themed bookstores.In 1993, Fernando Santos started a concentration of spaces dedicated to art in this area. He works mainly with established artists, such as the PortugueseNikias Skapinakis, Gerardo Burmester and Pedro Cabrita Reis, as well as internationalAntoni Tàpies, Julian Schnabel and Santiago Ydáñez. But there is also a place for emerging artists. In this street there is also the Ap'Arte Galeria, a space dedicated to the promotion of emerging young people, along with the presentation of renowned artists, whose work is a reference in the contemporary art scene. With a collection composed of more than 50 artists - among themJúlio Resendeand Filipa Sottomayor –, finds several languages of contemporary art, such as photography, sculpture and painting. Visit this street and discover the different spaces.
Atelier MuseumJúlio Pomar(Entry cost €2. Sunday and Holidays, 10 am to 1 pm, free entry for Lisbon Residents)
The Atelier-MuseumJúlio Pomarhas a collection of several hundred works, donated by the artist to the FundaçãoJúlio Pomarand deposited by the latter in the Atelier-Museum.The relevance of this collection, which includes painting, sculpture, drawing, engraving, ceramics, collages and assemblage, is also related to the historical witness it involves. The set of works that make up the deposit shows, perhaps like no other in the national visual arts scene, the path of an artist who experienced different eras, periods and political contexts, absorbing plastic influences and, simultaneously, breaking with them. Thus, at the same time, this collection builds and integrates within itself a part of the history of art, in a temporal arc that goes from neo-realism to the complete assumption of modernity, mirroring the conquest of artistic autonomy and its plastic developments.In addition to the works of art, the heritage, deposited by theJúlio Pomarat the Atelier-Museum, it comprises a documentary and bibliographic collection, composed of hundreds of images, books and catalogues, newspaper articles and other historical records. These allow us to frame the artist's work in each period and context, and to understand its aesthetic and sociocultural impact. Considering this domain, the work of the museum also involves the continuous study and systematization of the collection. General admission costs €2 and on Sundays and holidays, from 10 am to 1 pm, the entrance is free for Residents in Lisbon.