Current exhibitions

Sculpture on Screen. The Very Impress of the Object

Sculpture on Screen. The Very Impress of the Object

This exhibition explores the fascination that classical sculpture has held for large numbers of contemporary filmmakers and artists, a fascination which also reflects an apparent contradiction: why is it that contemporary artists working with moving images are so interested in the absolute immobility embodied in classical sculpture?

Helmut Federle Abstract matter (paintings and ceramics)

Helmut Federle Abstract matter (paintings and ceramics)

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is preparing an exhibition on the work and collections of the 17th century Moroccan and Japanese ceramics of the Swiss painter Helmut Federle, which will be placed in dialogue with the Museum’s Islamic art ceramics, both in the space of the Islamic art Hall, at the permanent exhibition, as in the Lower Gallery.

Emily Wardill. Matt Black and Rat

Emily Wardill. Matt Black and Rat

Matt Black and Rat presents recent work by artist Emily Wardill (1977, UK), who has lived and worked in Lisbon since 2014. Produced in collaboration with the Bergen Kunsthall, the exhibition presents two new films, a new series of sculptures-reliefs and an original set of rayograms.

Portugal em Flagrante – Operação 1, 2 and 3

Portugal em Flagrante – Operação 1, 2 and 3

Portugal em Flagrante is a semi-permanent exhibition of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum’s Modern Collection designed to offer both an introduction to the history of art and culture in Portugal during the twentieth century and a more in-depth resource for students and academics.