From René Lalique’s distinctive jewels to the stories of the most iconic works acquired by Calouste Gulbenkian, the Museum presents a range of proposals for exploring its collections. Through virtual tours, photographs and films, but also through new readings and through the eyes of the curators, you can experience both a panoramic and a more detailed view of the works in the collections. A selection of masterpieces is also available in the Art in a Minute section and on Google Arts & Culture.
René Lalique and the Age of Glass – Guided tours with the curator
A leading artist in the Art Nouveau and Art Déco movements, René Lalique imbued everyday objects with great beauty and sophistication. Join curator Luísa Sampaio on a series of guided tours which explore the main themes in the exhibition: Lalique’s iconic jewels, his interventions in the fields of architecture and design, and his Classical and Japanese influences, among others.
Virtual tour 360º – Gulbenkian Collections
The virtual tour is a unique opportunity to (re)discover the Museum, allowing you to visit the various galleries without leaving home. Explore the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, one of the most important private collections of international art, and the Modern Arte Centre, the most complete collection of Portuguese art from the 20th century.
Virtual tour 360º – René Lalique and the Age of Glass
Visit the Foundation's first exhibition dedicated to René Lalique since 1988, which revolves around the artist’s relationship with glass. This selection of around 100 objects from the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the Musée Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder and from other private collections brings together jewellery, glass objects and design pieces.
During the remodelling works of the Modern Art Centre, the curators who work closely with this fantastic collection reflect on a selection of works by national and international artists.
A Collection of Stories
Calouste Gulbenkian’s collection is like a storybook that we can read in different ways. Curious facts about important collectors and art dealers, trips through various continents and a visit to the ‘hôtel Gulbenkian’ are some of the reasons for revisiting the Museum’s vast collection.
New Readings, New Perspectives
At times more personal, at times more academic, conservators, curators, artists and researchers present new readings on works from the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Modern Art Centre.
Google Arts & Culture
The Gulbenkian Collections are also available on this platform, which features museums from all over the world. Take a closer look at hundreds of pieces and explore the stories conceived exclusively for Google Arts & Culture.
Art in a Minute
60 works, 60 seconds. Launched by RTP as part of the 60th-anniversary celebrations of the creation of the Gulbenkian Foundation, these videos present some of the masterpieces of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Modern Art Centre.