Also known as the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chiado Museum provides a comprehensive overview of Portuguese Romanticism, Naturalism, Modernism and other contemporary trends.
Its permanent collection includes contemporary Portuguese art, as well as pieces by foreign artists. Sculptures by Rodin, Bourdelle and Joseph Bernard are part of the Modernist collection.
Highlights include works by Souza-Cardoso, A Viúva (The Widow) sculpture by António Teixeira Lopes, several paintings and drawings by Almada Negreiros and Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, and Lisbon’s twentieth century scene by the hand of the watercolourist Carlos Botelho.
In addition to the permanent collection, frequent temporary exhibitions are designed to deepen understanding of the collection and the trends it represents.
Founded in 1911, the museum is housed in the Convento de São Francisco, an old monastery. The building was entirely renovated in 1994 by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte who redefined the space in a Neomodern architectural style.
Rua Serpa Pinto 4, www.museuartecontemporanea.pt