Commemorative exhibition of the centenary of Cruzeiro Seixas

Nine works by Cruzeiro Seixas belonging to the CAM Collection will be displayed in the exhibition ‘Cruzeiro Seixas. O Sentido do Encontro’ [Cruzeiro Seixas. The Meaning of the Encounter] which opens on 3 December at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes.
Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas, 'O quarto do gatuno', 1972. Inv. DP516

The centenary of the artist Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas (1920-2020) was marked by various events and exhibitions, culminating at the end of this year with the exhibition Cruzeiro Seixas. O Sentido do Encontro which will take place at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes between 3 December 2021 and 26 February 2022.


Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas,'Homenagem à realidade', 1972. Inv. DP525
Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas, 'Destruição com instrumento de guerra', 1972. Inv. DP521


Organised by the Cupertino de Miranda Foundation and the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the SNBA, this exhibition brings together some of the most significant works by Cruzeiro Seixas belonging to institutions and collections such as the Biblioteca Nacional, the Centro Português de Serigrafia, Galeria António Prates and the MNAC.

The CAM is participating in this initiative with the loan of nine works by Cruzeiro Seixas, comprising three object-sculptures, a painting and five drawings, all created between the 1950s and the 1980s. Displaying around 160 works, this is the largest solo exhibition devoted to the artist, who died in 2020.


Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas, 'Homenagem a António Maria Lisboa»' [1955]. Inv. 18E1868
Artur do Cruzeiro Seixas, 'Homenagem a Julien Gracq' or 'Littérature pour l'estomac', 1953. Inv. 19E1867


With free entry, the exhibition also includes the documentary As Cartas do Rei Artur [The Letters of King Artur], by Cláudia Rita Oliveira, as well as personal objects that belonged to the artist, documents and his ‘not daily diaries’.

Updated on 02 december 2021

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