Histories of a Collection

We anticipate CAM’s 40th anniversary (2024) with an exhibition that follows the key moments of this important collection, from its first acquisitions in the 1950s until the present day. Discover their histories on this guided tour for private groups.

06 May – 18 Sep 2023
Wednesday to Monday, 10:00 – 18:00 
Friday, 10:00 – 21:00

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Meeting point: Main Gallery

Duration: 90 min
Languages available: Portuguese, English
Participants: 1 – 25

Visit in Portuguese:
100,00 € / group + 6,00 € / person (admission to the exhibition)

Visit in other languages:
120,00 € / group + 6,00 € / person (admission to the exhibition)

100% – ICOM, AICA and APOM members
50% – Visitors under 30; job seekers
15% – Visitors over 65; travel agencies

The discounts are non-cumulative. Supporting documents may be requested for the discount.

Book Visit

Histórias de uma Coleção [Histories of a Collection] is an opportunity to revisit some of the most significant works from the CAM Collection, acquired by the Gulbenkian Foundation since the late 1950s, and to get to know its lesser-known or previously unseen works. The Collection grew exponentially from then on, leading to the purchase of works by a diverse range of artists in a plethora of media and supports. Built up over more than 60 years, the CAM Collection is the result of various encounters, intimacies, rifts, aesthetic relationships and contrasting artistic languages.

In this guided tour, you can meet some of the artists and works representative of this diversity and can learn about the many histories behind a large collection.

All tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Guided by Andreia Coutinho, Hilda Frias, Sara Inácio, Melissa Rodrigues

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