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 during 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 Calouste Gulbenkian's lifetime and presented in a building created to receive it, in the heart of one of the most emblematic gardens in Portugal.Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian 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) which holds one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary Portuguese 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 2pm you can visit the museum for free. The gardens are always open to the public.
Serralves Museum (First Sunday of the month)
under the motto Renovate the Past, Build the Future, the Serralves Foundation announced the program for 2022, which highlights a major exhibition by Rui Chafes, whose pieces will be scattered throughout the Park, but will also occupy several rooms in the Museum, in a retrospective of the artist's entire career. The exhibition by Rui Chafes he 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, Tarek Atoui's first exhibition in Portugal, part of the I/E project, Ai Weiwei in the Serralves garden, the Mark Bradford exhibition, centered on artistic production over the last three years, the Joan Miró collection, the sound installation by Christina Kubisch and much more.
International Arts Center José de Guimarães (Sunday morning)
It is under the motto of the “Ritual of the Encounter” that the Centro Internacional das Artes José 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 Platform for Arts and Creativity – the greatest work of Guimarães European Capital of Culture (CEC) 2012 – will present, until September, a multidisciplinary program with exhibitions, talks, performances It is workshops, summoning artists from various parts of the globe to look at the three collections of African, pre-Columbian and Chinese art byJosé de Guimarães that have filled the museum for a decade.
Galleries Rua de Miguel Bombarda
Rua de Miguel Bombarda hosts some of Invicta's best known galleries, spaces, as well as many decoration and interior design stores and thematic bookstores.In 1993, Fernando Santos started a concentration of spaces dedicated to art in this area. He works mainly with renowned artists, such as the Portuguese Nikias Skapinakis, Gerardo Burmester and Pedro Cabrita Reis, as well as the international Antoni Tàpies, Julian Schnabel and Santiago Ydáñez. But there is also a place for emerging artists. In this street there is also the Ap'Arte Gallery, a space dedicated to the promotion of emerging young people, along with the presentation of established artists, whose work is a reference in the contemporary art scene. With a collection composed of more than 50 artists – among them Júlio Resende and Filipa Sottomayor – finds different languages of contemporary art, such as photography, sculpture and painting. Visit this street and discover the different spaces.
Atelier Museum Júlio Pomar (Entrance costs €2. Sundays and Holidays, 10am to 1pm, free entry for residents of Lisbon)
The Atelier-Museum Júlio Pomar has a collection of several hundred works, donated by the artist to the FundaçãoJúlio Pomar and 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 linked to the historical testimony it involves. The set of works that make up the deposit shows, perhaps like no other in the national visual arts panorama, 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 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 works of art, the heritage deposited by the FundaçãoJúlio Pomar at the Atelier-Museum, it encompasses a documentary and bibliographic collection, consisting of hundreds of images, books and catalogues, newspaper articles and other historical records. These make it possible to frame the artist's work in each era 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, admission is free for residents of Lisbon.