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Arts & Museums
The Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation was opened in 1994. Beyond the permanent exhibitions of the work of these two major painters, there are temporary exhibitions of other important names of the contemporary art world. Free entry on Sundays. Check out website for details regarding past and current exhibitions.
The former home of António de Medeiros e Almeida (1895-1986) was transformed into a house-museum of the artist in the 1970s. One part of the museum is a preservation of the artist's living quarters and gardens. Throughout the rest of the property there are 26 showrooms, and the collection includes paintings, furniture, tapestry, glass, jewelery and watches which are divided up chronologically. There is also an enormous collection of Chinese porcelain, from prehistoric terracotta (Han Dynasty) to late-18th-century works. Also on display are some pieces of the well-known English silversmith Paul Storr (1792-1838), and some 16th-18th-century Portuguese silver, including a collection of about 80 paliteiros of Portuguese silver and Vista Alegre porcelain. The space can also be rented out for formal meets and other events.
The Portuguese Film Museum -CInema Museum is one of the perfect places for all those that love the art of movies. Here you will have the chance to watch several presentations dedicated to specific directors or actors. The shows are unique and the presentation is of the kind that is disappearing all over the world.
This is one of the most important contemporary art galleries in Lisbon. It showcases pieces by Portuguese artists who work with malleable plastics. Entrance is free.
Located within the confines of the University of Lisbon Scientific Museum , the Museum of Polytechnic is one of the finest museums in Lisbon that caters to all students with a scientific temper. A number of interesting exhibitions take place year all around. Call for further details on these.
Museu de Ciência da Universidade de Lisboa was officially inaugurated in 1985. It presents Science in an interactive manner and also shows that learning is fun. Learn all about Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science. On the terrace, you will find an observatory. The planetarium with 38 places, is an important aid.
The National Natural History Museum is a must visit for real nature lovers. The space is divided into three main museums and laboratories, the Botanical, the Zoological-Anthropological, and the Mineral-Anthropological spaces. The museum caters to varied interests and being free, is the perfect spot for both group and individual visits. Holding some of the best exhibits on natural history in the world, the museum has gained an impetus as one the most informative museums on nature. Check website for details.
One of the main figures of Portuguese literature and pedagogy of the 19th Century, João de Deus dedicated his life to the collection of works and other objects that are now available for viewing by the general public as João de Deus Museum. The collection includes artifacts like paintings, drawings, sculptures, scriptures and the like which chronicle the life of João de Deus.
Brainchild of Marcela Brunken and Tanja Baur, Fabrico Infinito is a boutique store in the Principe Real neighborhood. This innovative shop and gallery is built in pristine white which accentuates the art pieces, chandeliers, antiques and handmade jewellery in an aesthetic way. They even have a tea room for shoppers to nibble on some delicious snacks while shopping. A visit to this avant-garde store will definitely be a rewarding experience.
56 Artes is a contemporary art gallery that showcases prominent local artists from Lisbon. Besides this, the space also aims to promote local crafts by showcasing a rich variety that is also available for purchase. Exhibits change regularly, giving upcoming artists, a great platform to showcase their creativity. An excellent place to check out the local art scene and pick up interesting souvenirs.
Galeria Bangbang features unique contemporary art created by talented Portuguese and Brazilian artists. This fantastic gallery is artist run, ensuring that the artists can display their work exactly how they want and thus the gallery has truly innovative displays. The gallery shows artwork that explores the different contemporary art fields, so you never know what you'll see next!
Splendid collections of Palaeontology, stratigraphy, archaelogy and mineralogy are on display at this museum, which belongs to the Instituto Geológico e Mineiro (Geological and Mineral Institute). The museum was established in 1848 at the time of the Royal Geological Commission. It has a vast, the richest and the most representative collection of this country and the world. sadly, only a part of it is open to visitors these days.There is a public library and a shop where samples of rocks, fossils and minerals and other souvenirs can be purchased.