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Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado

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Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado
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Time Out Says

Founded in 1911, this state-run museum reopened in 1994 after a hiatus following the Chiado fire. Notwithstanding the cool, modernist redesign by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the name - National Museum of Contemporary Art - is a little ambitious given the place's size and budget. Still, the rehang of a couple of years ago, involving 100 works from the permanent collection, offers an instructive overview of 150 years of Portuguese art - from romanticism through naturalism to neo-realism, surrealism and abstractionism - up to 1975. There are also changing exhibitions of contemporary art, and a pleasant café and patio that hosts jazz concerts on some summer afternoons.


Rua Serpa Pinto 4
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