Current exhibitions

The Rise of Islamic Art

The Rise of Islamic Art

On the year that marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste Gulbenkian, this exhibition seeks to understand the growing Orientalism, that the collector and his contemporaries developed, through masterpieces of Islamic art from the Founder's Collection and other important international collections.

Sarah Affonso and Folk Art from the Minho

Sarah Affonso and Folk Art from the Minho

This exhibition focuses on the relationship between the work of Sarah Affonso and the popular art of the Minho region. Often remembered as the wife of Almada Negreiros, Sarah Affonso was a modernist artist in her own right, with a remarkable career.

Filipa César. Quantum Creole

Filipa César. Quantum Creole

Filipa César has created both an installation and an essay film that address creolisation beyond language and as a way of thinking about the world. The installation and essay film presented by the artist are the result of a collective research exercise and incorporate various moving image formats, to explore the dynamics of creolisation, in historical and biological contexts.

Summer Guests. Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal

Summer Guests. Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal

Contemporary jewellery in Portugal is the theme of this year’s edition of the Summer Guestsinitiative, with curator Cristina Filipe establishing relationships between jewels created in Portugal and works in the Gulbenkian Museum.