From 14th century paintings to cutting-edge contemporary installations, with vibrant street art, Lisbon’s galleries, museums, and streets have it all.
Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning
April 1, 2020
It’s official: out of the roughly 7.8 billion humans on the planet, almost 2.6 billion are now on lockdown. That’s a third of the Earth’s population. If you’re reading this, then chances are that you too are a locked-down human, and fortunate enough to have internet. But even with internet and relatively good physical health, […]
Lisbon Walls: A Dose of Street Art in Times of Quarantine
March 26, 2020
“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty, you can still make someone smile while they’re having a piss.”Banksy. First off, we recommend having your piss indoors today. Communal hygiene seems more important than ever […]
Tim Burton and his Marionetas
March 5, 2020
The art of stop motion film dates way back to the mid-1800s. Its history is rich and complicated, sprinkled not just with puppets but also with trippy, hard-to-pronounce stuff like phénakisticopes, stroboscopic discs, zoetropes, and photographic rifles. The first full stop motion film was The Humpty Dumpty Circus, made in 1898 by American-British silent film […]
Tamara Alves and Raquel Belli at Underdogs10
March 4, 2020
Local artist Tamara Alves has left a beautiful mark on the streets of Lisbon with her easily recognizable murals of melancholy half-naked he-/she-wolves and he-/she-foxes in various stages of violence and love. This year Tamara has ventured inside, and her very first solo show is appropriately being hosted by underdog art gallery Underdogs10. The paintings […]
VIRTUAL GALLERY VISIT: Some of Silva Porto’s 500 Drawings
March 3, 2020
The world-renowned great naturalist painter Banksy allegedly once said: “All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw?” 19th-century Portuguese naturalist painter Silva Porto didn’t suffer for his work too much. He is a big name in Portuguese art. He studied in Paris for a […]
The Ethical Assembly: The Sexier Lisbon Summit
November 6, 2019
Sustainability guru Patricia Imbarus is throwing the kind of party you can’t—and shouldn’t— miss.
What’s On in Lisbon in October
September 19, 2019
The shops, cafes, and restaurants have finally returned from their Férias, you aren’t melting as much, and the kids are settled back at school. Finally, you can enjoy some culture. We’ve gathered some of the best art, music, and other events in the city in October so you can plan your visit!