Modern Collection

The Modern Collection is closed for renovation works on the building and on the south part of the garden. The reopening is scheduled for 2022.

The Modern Collection dates from the creation of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1956 and is considered to be the most complete collection of modern Portuguese art in the world. It is housed in a building located in the south of the garden, which was designed by the architect Sir Leslie Martin (1983). This collection also includes significant examples of twentieth-century British art. From Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso to Paula Rego and Vieira da Silva, the Modern Collection features some of the most internationally renowned Portuguese artists and continues to grow as contemporary works of art are added to it through donations and purchases.



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