|Berardo Collection Museum|
Museu Colecção Berardo
Outside view of the museum
|Location||Praça do Império, Belém, Lisbon|
|Type||Modern and contemporary art|
|Curator||Rita Maria de Figueiredo Sales Lougares|
The museum was initiated as the Foundation of Modern and Contemporary Art on August 9, 2006 (Decree-Law 164/2006). It was inaugurated on June 25, 2007 and is named after José Berardo and his Berardo Collection. The museum is located at the Exhibition Center of the Centro Cultural de Belém, with a collection comprising over 1000 works of art on permanent display and temporary exhibitions.
From its opening until April 2011, the museum's art director was Jean-François Chougnet, who was then replaced by Pedro Lapa.
The programming of the museum is guided by the rotation of various artistic movements that integrate the collection of works from the collection valued by the auction house Christie's at €316 million. The museum's collection is representative of the fine arts of the 20th century and early 21st century, especially European and American art. The collection covers major movements from surrealism to pop art, hyper-realism, minimalist art to conceptual art, presented in various media. It covers Portuguese modern and contemporary art in particular.
The museum has an extensive permanent collection and also hosts temporary exhibitions that change on a regular basis.
Admission is 5€, also to visit some of the temporary exhibitions it may be necessary to purchase a ticket.
The museum is located in the Cultural Centrum of Belém, being the center of the modern cultural life of Lisbon. Across the street, is the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.
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