Lines of Time

The Gulbenkian Collections. Contemporary Paths


Curators: Penelope Curtis, João Carvalho Dias and Patrícia Rosas Prior

The exhibition takes, as its point of departure, the year 1956, when the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation was established. From that date, this exhibition takes us back 60 years to 1896 and guides us up to the present day, providing a space for dialogues and links between two collections: the collection acquired by Calouste S. Gulbenkian up to 1955 and the Modern Collection, comprised of works ranging from the 20th century to the current day. In a playful and at times unconventional manner, this celebration of the 60 years of the Foundation brings about an unexpected approximation between the two collections and the unlikely coincidences that result from it. By establishing points of convergence or divergence the exhibition seeks to encourage unexpected linkages on various levels.

About the event


Auguste Rodin and Francisco Franco

Iraqi and Portuguese contemporary art

Saadi Al-Kabi, Dia Al-Azzawi and Lorna Selim

Organic construction

René Lalique & Alexandre Conefrey

Paris, London, Baghdad

Ornament and decoration: 1920s France and 19th-century Iran

Vieira da Silva and Zao Wou-Ki

Swinging London

Updated on 16 november 2017

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