National Museum of Contemporary Art
The museum houses a Collection of Portuguese Contemporary Art ranging from the 1850s to the present (paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos, photographs and installations).
The National Museum of Contemporary Art - Chiado Museum was established by a Decree-Law of 26 May 1911. It was the result of splitting the former National Museum of Fine Arts into two museums, one inheriting the pre-1850 collection that became known as the National Museum of Ancient Art and remained at the Palace of Janelas Verdes; and the National Museum of Contemporary Art including the post-1850 collection that is housed at the Convent of St. Francis, next to the Academy of Fine Arts. Located in the historic centre of Lisbon, the Museum is a must for those interested in Portuguese art as it brings together, preserves and exhibits the works of art from the State collection ranging from the 1850s to the present. Its permanent collection boasts paintings, sculptures and drawings dating up to 1975, featuring 19th-century prominent Romantic and Symbolist authors alongside 20th-century Modernist and conceptual art exhibits.Works from 1975 onwards are displayed in temporary exhibitions on specific themes following a regular schedule that sheds light on contemporary production and particularly on Photography and Multimedia.
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- Governing body:
- Emília Ferreira
- Rua Serpa Pinto, 4 - 1200-444 Lisboa
- Lat: 38.708451241108044 Long: -9.14114219444275
- +351 213 432 148
Urban Bus: 58 e 100
Subway: Metro Baixa-Chiado
Terça-feira a sexta-feira, das 10h00-18h00 (última entrada às 17h30).
Sábados e domingos das 10h00 às 14h00. das 15h00 às 18h00 (última entrada às 17h30).
Encerrado: Segunda-feira, 1 de janeiro, domingo de Páscoa, 1 de maio, 13 de junho, 25 de dezembro.
Standard Ticket: - 4,50 €
DGPC online tickets - buy here
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The entrance is free in National Museums and Monuments at sundays and holidays for residents in Portugal.
Children aged 12 and under*
Unemployed EU citizens*
Visitors with reduced mobility (60% disability with documents to prove it) accompanied by one attendant.
ICOM, ICOMOS and APOM members
Researchers /conservators/restorers, museum and/or heritage professionals during the course of their work*
Cultural associations (exclusively for groups of friends of museums, monuments, palaces, castles and archaeological sites)*
Volunteers working for the DGPC with one accompanying person*
European Heritage Days (Sunday)
International Day of Monuments and Sites - 18 April (exclusively for DGPC Monuments)
International Museum Day - 18 May (exclusively for DGPC museums and palaces)
Late-night Museums and Thursday Nights (access restricted to activities organised by the DGPC)
Tourism professionals upon presentation of a proof of registration with the RNAAT
Journalists during the course of their work* with prior notice
DGPC employees* with 3 accompanying persons
Teachers and students of any level of education, including universities for senior citizens, during study visits duly proven, and upon prior reservation confirmed by the relevant Dependent Service*
Groups of accredited Portuguese welfare institutions or social work departments of municipalities or other public interest institutions. Prior approval is required from the DGPC executive board.
* Proof of entitlement required.
Visitors aged 65 or older* - 50%
Student’s card (not for study visits) - 50%
Youth Card - 50%
Family ticket (1/2 adults + 2 children) - 50%
Protocols with third party institutions - 20%
Purchase of over 250 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice – 7.5%
Purchase of over 500 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 10%
Purchase of over 1000 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 15%
Riverfront - National Museum of Ancient Art + National Tile Museum + National Pantheon - 15,00 €
Lisbon - 8 Lisbon Museums (Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves House-Museum + Music Museum + Chiado Museum + National Museum of Ancient Art + National Tile Museum + National Costume Museum + National Theatre Museum + National Pantheon) - 25,00 €
Advance reservation required for groups exceeding 50 persons.
Concessions for bulk tickets will not apply to Combined Tickets.
All concessions applicable to individual tickets will apply to Combined Tickets and guided tours, except for guided tours after closing time.
Advance purchase vouchers are valid up to one year.
Concessions cannot be combined with any other offers.
Smoking or eating is not allowed during visits.
* Proof of entitlement required.
Atividades: visitas orientadas, ateliers pedagógicos e projetos pedagógicos continuados. Todo o tipo de grupos, escolares e outros, e desenvolvidas em âmbito pedagógico.
Responsável: Catarina Moura
Tel.: + 351 213 432 148
Fax: + 351 213 432 151
ExhibitionsPaisagens povoadas. Narrativas da coleção do MNAC (1850-1930)
ExhibitionsNão Sei Se Posso Desejar-lhe Um Feliz Ano
ExhibitionsA Outra Vida dos Animais
ExhibitionsThere’s a shite stunk in the air… Dad’s oot oan bail! de Edgar Martins
PublicationsO Grupo do Leão [BD]
SacosBag "Praia das Maçãs" - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea
PublicationsJorge de Oliveira. A Invenção Contínua
PublicationsLUZAZUL. Miguel Soares
PublicationsCarlos Relvas 1838-1894. Vistas Inéditas de Portugal
PublicationsSALOMÉ LAMAS. EXTINÇÃO
PublicationsATLANTIS, ANDRÉ SIER (BILINGUE)
Beach bag "Praia das Maçãs" _ Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea
PublicationsGénero na Arte. Corpo, sexualidade, identidade, resistência
PublicationsMetamorfoses da Humanidade | Metamorphoses of Humanity, GRAÇA MORAIS
PublicationsMárcio Vilela. Satélites
PublicationsHenrique Vieira Ribeiro. O Arquivista. Projecto CT1LN: Parte II
PublicationsRui Macedo. (In)Dispensável. A Pintura que Inquieta a Colecção do Museu | (In)Dispensable. The Painting that Disrupts the Collection of the Museum
PublicationsA Brasileira do Chiado. Café Museu (1925-1971)
PublicationsBiografia do Traço. Coleção de desenho (1836-1920)
PublicationsAdriano de Sousa Lopes 1879-1944. Efeitos de Luz
PublicationsUma coleção Maria Eugénia & Francisco Garcia
PublicationsFrancis Smith 1881-1961. Em busca do tempo perdido
PublicationsChiado, Carmo, Paris. Soirée chez lui. Desassossego e apropriação
Last change: 23 March 2022
Rede Portuguesa de Museus
A Rede Portuguesa de Museus (RPM) é um sistema organizado de museus, baseado na adesão voluntária, configurado de forma progressiva e que visa a descentralização, a mediação, a qualificação e a cooperação entre museus.
A Rede Portuguesa de Museus é composta pelos 161 museus que atualmente a integram. A riqueza do seu universo reside na diversidade de tutelas, de coleções, de espaços e instalações, de atividades educativas e culturais, de modelos de relação com as comunidades e de sistemas de gestão.