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Itinerant Exhibitions

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art aims to be an important reference for contemporary art in Portugal, and also constitute an active element within the international art community. Ensuring that the collection is accessible outside Serralves is therefore reflected in a rich and diverse programme of itinerant exhibitions and international co-productions:
- via itinerant exhibitions in Portugal conducted through partnerships with municipalities across the country, Serralves fosters an extension of the access network and enables local populations to draw closer to art and culture;
- via international co-productions with foreign cultural institutions, Serralves actively participates in international museums networks that are committed to fostering culture and ensuring its development around the world.


Itinerant Exhibitions
Gerardo Burmester, Rui Chafes, Ana Jotta, Bruce Nauman, Thomas Schütte Notions of time, the perception of its passage and how it relates to the awareness of the finite nature of human existence are themes recurrently explored by...
THE COLLECTION IN MAIA: MUSIC AND WORDS DE 2018-04-12 a 2018-05-10
"Music and Words: Works from the Serralves Collection" is an exhibition that presents a tour through the Serralves Collection, via works that have been created in different historical and geographic contexts, but which are interre...
Fernando Brito, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Tony Cragg, Ângela Ferreira, Fernanda Fragateiro, Patrícia Garrido, Gordon Matta-Clark, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman, Luís Palma, Martha Rosler, Ana Vieira, Christopher Wil...
Pedro Cabrita Reis (Lisbon, 1956) is one of the most internationally renowned Portuguese artists. Initially trained as a painter, Cabrita Reis is best known for his sculptures and large-scale installations and constructions. He pr...
Ângelo de Sousa (Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, 1938—2011, Porto) is one of the most influential figures in the Portuguese art world of the second half of the twentieth century and is one of the artists with the greatest number...
‘Body, Abstraction and Language in Portuguese Art’ presents 30 works from the Secretary State for Culture (SEC) Collection on deposit in the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibition represents both the foundations...
SILVESTRE PESTANA: A COUNTERCYCLICAL ARTIST DE 2017-12-17 a 2018-04-15
Silvestre Pestana (1949, Funchal, Madeira) — a visual artist, poet and performer — has developed a unique oeuvre in the Portuguese artistic panorama since the 1960s. Following 'Technoform', the first major exhibition d...
The role of the museum was radically transformed in the 1960s and 1970s as a result of renewed conceptions of art, in particular unprecedented approaches to designing and presenting exhibitions and thinking about accompanying pub...
Based on the cosmopolitan and experimental spirit of the KWY magazine, published from 1958 to 1964, this exhibition features a selection of works and artists’ publications from the Serralves Collection from Portuguese and intern...
Engenho strides the boundary between a useless object and a functional engine. With its ambiguous appearance, at once reminiscent of futuristic vehicles and amateur contraptions, this iron chassis, aluminium body and automobile me...
Helena Almeida, Christian Boltanski, Filipa César, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Tony Cragg, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Ângela Ferreira, Fernanda Fragateiro, Gordon Matta-Clark, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman, Luís Palma, Pipi...
ART IN SÃO BENTO - SERRALVES 2017 DE 2017-10-05 a 2018-04-26
The Prime Minister’s Official Residence will exhibit a selection of 26 works of art from the Serralves Collection, produced in the 20th and 21st centuries, spanning painting, photography and drawing.The exhibition includes a set...
JOAN MIRÓ: MATERIALITY AND METAMORPHOSIS DE 2017-09-08 a 2018-02-13
The exhibition ‘Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis’ is based on the collection of 85 works by Miró, owned by the Portuguese State. This important exhibition is curated by Robert Lubar Messeri, a leading world expert in...
Body Space – Espaço Corpo is organized by the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Santa Casa da Misericórdia, in Porto and the Serralves Foundation. The installation coi...
Que sais-je? is the world's most famous pocket encyclopaedia. Founded in 1941, this collection of books is designed to introduce the general public into a wide variety of different areas. Since it was founded in 1941 it has p...
The Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea currently holds one of the most complete collections of visual, concrete and experimental poetry. A key contribution to its holdings was the acquisition, in 2003, of the E...
José Pedro Croft’s art has developed around an investigation into the nature of sculpture and its various forms throughout history. Themes such as the ruin, the monument and the relationship between art and architecture, togeth...
DE 2017-06-18 a 2017-09-17
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Based on the cosmopolitan and experimental spirit of the KWY magazine, published from 1958 to 1964, this exhibition features a selection of works and artists’ publications from the Serralves Collection from Portuguese and intern...
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in Porto, presents an exhibition of its Collection from 18 May to August 6 2017 in Lisbon, at Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the...
BODY, ABSTRACTION AND LANGUAGE IN PORTUGUESE ART: DEPOSITS FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE IN THE SERRALVES COLLECTIONThis exhibition presents a selection of works belonging to the Secretary of State for Culture (SEC) that...
Que sais-je? is the world's most famous pocket encyclopaedia. Founded in 1941, this collection of books is designed to introduce the general public into a wide variety of different areas. Since it was founded in 1941 it has p...
Alvess is the artistic name of Manuel Alves (Viseu, 1939 — Paris, 2009), who lived the majority of his life in Paris, where he decided to add an ‘s’ to his name — surrendering ironically to the way that it was pronounced b...
Fernando Lanhas (Porto, 1923—2012), like all architects, wanted to understand the geometry of the world. His academic training helped him in this aim as much as the fact of being a painter, designer, archaeologist, palaeontologi...
In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a paradigm shift in artistic styles, including the field of sculpture, as highlighted in this exhibition of works by Ângelo de Sousa, João Machado and Zulmiro de Carvalho.Held in the Palácio da...
JOSÉ PEDRO CROFT: FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER SCULPTURES, DRAWINGS AND ENGRAVINGS FROM THE SERRALVES COLLECTION‘From One Side to the Other’ features 15 works from the Serralves Collection covering the most relevant periods of...
Based on the cosmopolitan and experimental spirit of the KWY magazine, published from 1958 to 1964, this exhibition features a selection of works and artists’ publications from the Serralves Collection from Portuguese and intern...
The exhibition 'Music and Words: Works from the Serralves Collection' offers an itinerary through the Serralves Collection, encompassing works that, although created in different historic and geographic contexts, all incor...
FILM PROGRAMME: 19-23 JAN, Teatro-Cine Torres VedrasDELIRIUM IN LAS VEDRAS: 20-22 JAN, Cinema NOS - Arena ShoppingEXHIBITION: 21 JAN-04 MAR, Torres Vedras Town Hall - Municipal Gallery Serralves will present the retrospective film...

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