National Museum of Contemporary Art (Portugal)

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The National Museum of Contemporary Art (Chiado Museum, in Portuguese: Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado – MNAC) is an art museum located in the Chiado neighbourhood of Lisbon, Portugal.[1] It was created in 1911 and re-inaugurated, in new installations, in 1994.

National Museum of Contemporary Art (Chiado Museum)
Lisbonne Musée du Chiado.jpg
LocationChiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Coordinates38°42′32″N 9°08′28″W / 38.7089°N 9.1411°W / 38.7089; -9.1411Coordinates: 38°42′32″N 9°08′28″W / 38.7089°N 9.1411°W / 38.7089; -9.1411
TypeArt museum
National Museum of Contemporary Art (Portugal) is located in Portugal
National Museum of Contemporary Art (Portugal)
Location of National Museum of Contemporary Art (Chiado Museum)
"Grupo do Leão" (Lion's Group, 1885), painting by Columbano in the Chiado Museum.

The museum covers the period between 1850 and 1950, with works by the foremost Portuguese artists of the period, as well as some foreigners[citation needed]. It holds the best collection of Portuguese painting and sculpture from the Romanticism, Naturalism, and Modern periods.

Among the artists represented are António Silva Porto, António Carneiro, António Soares dos Reis, Miguel Ângelo Lupi, Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Abel Manta, Dórdio Gomes, Adriano Sousa Lopes, José de Almada Negreiros, Nadir Afonso, Mário Eloy, Francisco Augusto Metrass, Mónica de Miranda, Auguste Rodin, and many others.[citation needed] The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.

Since 1911, the Chiado Museum has occupied part of the old Convent of São Francisco (Saint Francis) in Lisbon, a building of mediaeval origin. The 1994 adaptation and renovation of the museum areas were done by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "National Museum of Contemporary Art". EuroVelo Portugal. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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