Reopening of the exhibition ‘René Lalique and the Age of Glass’

‘René Lalique and the Age of Glass’ to reopen between 6 April, the artist's birthday, and 12 April.
View of the exhibition. Photo: © Pedro Pina

The exhibition René Lalique and the Age of Glass will open for an extra week (6-12 April), with extended opening hours on Friday (10:00-21:00) to allow a greater number of visitors to attend. This exhibition, which was closed prematurely due to the pandemic, was originally scheduled to close on 1 February.

This reopening gives the public another opportunity to admire around one hundred pieces by this artist, a selection of pieces which features some of Lalique’s most beautiful creations, including jewellery, decorative pieces and everyday objects.

In addition to works in glass or with glass components that belong to the Gulbenkian Museum, this exhibition also includes exceptional works from the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder, France, and from some of the most important private collections in the world. Curated by Luísa Sampaio, the exhibition covers the most significant milestones in the artist’s career, from his time as an artisan jeweller during the Art Nouveau period to his later role as a ‘creative industrialist’, when he focused solely on glass. Room attendance is limited to 25 people at any one time.

The Collection of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum can also be visited from 7 April.

The Modern Art Centre remains closed for remodelling works in order to realise the project of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and of Lebanese architect Vladimir Djurovic, the latter of which is behind the landscape intervention in the new garden area that will expand the green spaces of the Gulbenkian Foundation.