Museum Day and Night

Big museum party

Museum’s opening hours extended, two exhibitions that can be visited until midnight, live and virtual tours, performances, meetings, a Pop menu, jazz concerts and a DJ playing to fans of 60s and 70s music. This year, the International Museum Day is marked on the 18thof May but the celebration will continue on the 19thwith various activities with free entry.

 

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Friday, 18 May

Museum open from 10:00 to 21:00
Founder’s Collection and Modern Collection
Free entry (pick up a free ticket at the ticket office)


Exhibitions open from 10:00 to 24:00
Post-Pop. Beyond the commonplace
Main Gallery
Free entry (pick up a free ticket at the ticket office)
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The Emperor’s Flowers. From the Bulb to the Carpet
Founder’s Collection – Lower Gallery
Free entry (pick up a free ticket at the ticket office)
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20:00
Special Pop Menu,
by chef Miguel Castro Silva
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Cafeteria– Founder’s Collection  

 

10:30; 11:30; 12:50; 14:30; 16:30; 19:00
Live virtual tours. 3 minutes
 at the Post-Pop exhibition 
10:30 – Welcome to the Post-Pop. Beyond the commonplace exhibition, by Ana Vasconcelos
11:30 – Photoquick, Teresa Magalhães, by Patrícia Rosas
12:50 – Building a space, by Rita Albergaria
14:30 – D. Sebastião, João Cutileiro, by Ana Vasconcelos
16:30 – Reliquary, Clara Menéres, by Patrícia Rosas
19:00 – ‘Couple’, Teresa Magalhães, by Ana Vasconcelos

Watch live

 

10:00– 21:00
Diaporama
Modern Collection – Multipurpose Room
Free entry

Diaporamais a visual alphabet of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and its buildings, gardens, objects, works and reflexes presented through a video-installation (exhibited in loop throughout the day) made by a group of students from Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual.

 

11:30; 15:30
Conversation about the creative process behind Diaporama
Modern Collection – Multipurpose Room
Free entry (pick up a free ticket at the ticket office)
Duration 1h
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19:00
LIGADUS
Modern Collection
Free entry (pick up a free ticket at the ticket office)
Duration 1h

The theatre and music performance LIGADUS is the result of the relationship between the youth theatre group Guerberoff and the space and the works in the Modern Collection. The project is the result of 4 months’ work with classes and rehearsals in this space.
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20:00–24:00
Music inspired by the 1960s and 70s
DJ Bill Onair
Founder’s Collection Terrace
Free Entry

 

21:00; 21:20; 21:40
Themed tours of the exhibitionPost-Pop. Beyond the commonplace
21:00 – Filipe Faísca (fashion designer)
21:20 –  João Canijo (film director)
21:40 – Maria Teresa Horta (writer)
Main Gallery
Free entry (pick up a free ticket at the ticket office)
Duration 20 min

 

21:00–24:00
Music Jazz quartet (music from the 1960s and 70s)
Founder’s Collection Lobby
Free entry

 

22:00–23:00
Pop Tertulia 
– Anabela Mota Ribeiro talks with Manuel Costa Cabral, Eduardo Batarda, Manuel Baptista, Teresa Magalhães and Sérgio Pombo
Founder’s Collection Lobby
Free entry

 

Saturday, 19 May

 

11:00; 15:00
Post-pop with audio description! See with your ears
Free entry (requires previous appointment with the British Council, via email sent to [email protected])
Duration 1h

Two tours with audio description to the exhibition Post-Pop. Beyond the commonplaceaimed at the blind public or people with visual impairment. These tours, promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the British Council, will have a specialised audio descriptive guide that follows a route describing selected works.

 

16:30
LIGADUS
Modern Collection
Free entry (pick up a free ticket at the ticket office)
Duration 1h

The theatre and music performance LIGADUS is the result of the relationship between the youth theatre group Guerberoff and the space and the works in the Modern Collection. The project is the result of 4 months’ work with classes and rehearsals in this space.

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