A plain building that was once the Royal Silk and Textile Workshop now houses this foundation, dedicated to exhibiting and promoting research into the work of Portuguese modernist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and her Hungarian husband and fellow painter Arpad Szenes. Although the couple lived in France for many years and played a central role in the School of Paris, they’re also iconic figures in Portugal. As well as housing and displaying a large permanent collection of their works, the foundation puts on regular exhibitions showcasing artists connected to the couple, such as Fernand Léger and Marc Chagall.
From Classical art to Modernism, from historic palaces to buildings designed by contemporary architects, here’s a brief guide to the the best Lisbon museums. We leave you with a guided tour of the best museums in Lisbon, giving reasons to rediscover must-see addresses and ideas for exploring surprising collections that sometimes go unnoticed. Overwhelmed by the amount of museums in the city? Don't worry. Let us point you in the right direction.
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