1 June 2018

Works by Vieira da Silva in Washington

Works by Vieira da Silva, belonging to the Modern Collection, are on display throughout June at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

As part of the ‘Month of Portugal’ programme, celebrated across the United States of America in June 2018, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, D.C., with the collaboration of the Embassy of Portugal in the same city, welcomes the exhibition On View: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva.

For this exhibition, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum loaned two paintings by Vieira da Silva (1908-1992) from its Modern Collection, which show a mature phase in her work, during which, after her years of study and the exile of World War II, she defined her own style in the exploratory field of abstraction: L’oranger, from 1954, and L’air du vent, from 1966. The tapestry Window, also belonging to the Modern Collection, was loaned temporarily for the exhibition as well, having been produced by Manufactura de Tapeçarias de Portalegre (Portugal) according to a cartoon by the artist.