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Lisbon Events Calendar

Logistics for planning things to do for an excellent day (or week, or month) in and around Lisbon, in English. ATTENTION: Most of the top museums in Lisbon have closed due to the attempt to contain the Coronavirus. There will likely be last-minute cancellations on events until mid-May and possibly beyond, so for now, it’s best to call and check if the event you fancy is still going on just in case.
Jul
4
Sat
2020
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 4 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 4 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 4 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 4 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
5
Sun
2020
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 5 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 5 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Monthly | STAR GAZING | Half Price at the Planetarium | Belém | 2.50€
Jul 5 @ 10:30 – 17:00
Monthly | STAR GAZING | Half Price at the Planetarium | Belém | 2.50€ @ Planetário Caloeste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gulbenkian Planetarium in Belém invites you to view your insignificance in the face of the universe for half the regular price the first Sunday of every month, and for free if you are between the ages of 4 and 12 or older than 64.
Go enjoy some cosmic science and be humbled. NOTE: The Cosmos ticket office is closed for lunch from 12 to 13h30.
More deets here.
NOTE II: Take headphones with you if you plan to listen to the show in anything other than Portuguese. The planetarium supplies them, but they’re mighty uncomfortable.

And here’s an intergalactic throwback.

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to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 5 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
6
Mon
2020
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 6 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 6 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
7
Tue
2020
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 7 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 7 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
8
Wed
2020
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
Jul 8 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change.
The Arte Periférica reopens its doors on May 18 — which is coincidentally International Museum Day 2020 and marks the gallery’s 29th anniversary. For this special day the gallery will hold the inauguration of “Como sobreviver a uma ilha” (“How to survive an island”) by artist Paulo Damião.
Here’s how Paulo describes it:
“This exhibition comes as a result of a trip I made to an island: Ireland. It is also, of course, the reflection of the effect that this physical, emotional, and spiritual journey had on me. This, perhaps, may have been provided because it already belongs to another island; the abstract idea of ​​having lived there in times, even though it never happened, in a kind of catharsis, an ancestral feeling of belonging.
This trip alerted me to more questions than answers. We are all islands and within them the fragility of almost always being their only islander. I recognized faces and landscapes; I saw acquaintances/strangers, smells, houses, the comfort kitchen. I relived the poetics of belonging to a place.
Living on an island is, at the same time, resisting or letting yourself be seduced by its horizon and having the idea of ​​escape and refuge in the same proportions, involved in the same desire. An islander is a survivor of himself, every day.
An island is like a mother, sometimes with a thousand arms to the heart, sometimes with a thousand arrows until it hardens or hurts.”

Inauguration on May 18 at 18h.
The show is open until July 8th, every day, from 10h to 19h.

FREE ENTRY.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 8 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 8 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 9 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 9 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
10
Fri
2020
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 10 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 10 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
11
Sat
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 11 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 11 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 18:00
to Jul 11 | ART EXHIBIT | A Failed Entertainment # 1: Mariana Gomes, Indução | Belém | FREE @ Projecto Travessa da Ermida | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Many people have picked up David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest but, alas, few have actually finished it because, much like the description for this event, it’s pretty long…

Nevertheless, the novel remains a major influence on people. Ana Anacleto is one of these people, and here’s what she says about her latest project:
“Failed Entertainment is a curatorial project developed in collaboration with MEEL Press and focused on the presentation of multiples of prints. Using the space of a door (which is also a window), the project presents a single work by a guest artist produced specifically for the proposed context.

The project’s name cites the working title that David Foster Wallace gave to his greatest novel, dating from 1996 (and whose official title is Infinite Jest). Using the natural slowdown and delay implied in the traditional engraving production processes and the complexity of the construction of the projects based on a careful and intense articulation between curator and artist, the A Failed Entertainment project seeks to position itself as if on the reverse of today, in this fold of the real that allows us to counter the trend of a world dominated by digital and obsessive pursuit of entertainment.

We are therefore interested in the deceptive assumption of failure, the frustration of expectations, the missed moment, the deconstruction of visual narratives, the denial of immediate perception, allowing the definition of a territory of fruition that is positioned spatially and temporally distant from the canon.”

And here’s what Ana says about the project’s first installment:
“Under the title Indução, Mariana Gomes invokes a territory of forms and references that are usually part of her creative universe, appropriating not exactly a pre-existing image, but a pre-existing idea: the possibility of creating portals for access to parallel universes. With a set of simple and quick gestures, assumed in her direct relationship with the copper matrix, Mariana mentions, on the one hand, the teleportation or dematerialization systems that we find in the literary and cinematographic universe of science fiction, and on the other the transmission and energy transformation processes typical of ancestral cosmogonies. The dense black, which we normally associate with the practice of engraving, presents itself as a fundamental element in the reading of the image and, in the unfolding of its various nuances.”

If you were able to finish reading this description, then this show might be for you.

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sat, 14h-18h.

P.S.: While you’re there, check out Paulo Arraiano’s semi-controversially titled show Inhale Exhale (self-breathing kit) too.

FREE ENTRY.

Jul
12
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 12 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 12 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
13
Mon
2020
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 13 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
14
Tue
2020
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 14 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
15
Wed
2020
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€
Jul 15 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes.

Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of this historical exhibit:
“In 1940, the Portuguese World Exhibition and Belém seemed to be one. The vast dimension of the event took over the neighborhood. The Estado Novo announced admirable changes in those empty lands, available to host such a great party. But what was this place before 1940?

In addition to the uncultivated land, the neighborhood had a dense, varied and attractive urban core. People lived and traded on streets, lanes and streets consolidated over the centuries, growing in urbanity, since Infante D. Henrique had built a first church there, that of Santa Maria de Belém. This urban and popular nucleus complemented the erudite and noble character conferred by the surrounding farms and palaces – such as the Palácio da Praia (where today is the Centro Cultural de Belém), demolished only in 1962, or the Palácio de Belém, transformed into the official residence of the Presidency of the Republic, after 1910.

The preparation of the Portuguese World Exhibition involved a significant number of demolitions, which amputated the neighborhood in many of its valences: urban structure, housing, commercial spaces, places of sociability, market, and even heritage buildings.

Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, the Portuguese World Exhibition remains in place, in physical structures that we can see and touch, but above all in an incorporeal way.

‘BELÉM: DEMOLIR TO STAGE’ follows this path. It is an exhibition curated by Pedro Rito Nobre that will take us on a journey through the memories that still exist in this place, and others that have been erased. ‘With this exhibition, I hope that the public (in general, and especially those who know Belém today, including the residents) will gain a sense of how Belém has evolved and transformed over time. We get used to places as we know them and sometimes we do not question what was there before, or the reasons why they were transformed. Many of the spaces that we cross today are direct heirs of the Portuguese World Exhibition and some almost surprising or misfit elements are, after all, remains of that event.'”

ENTRY: 1,50-6€.

More info here.

Jul
18
Sat
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 18 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Jul
19
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 19 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

CANCELLED – MONTHLY | CHANGING OF THE GUARDS | GNR Presidential Equestrian Squadron Lineup | Belém | FREE
Jul 19 @ 11:00 – 12:00
CANCELLED - MONTHLY | CHANGING OF THE GUARDS | GNR Presidential Equestrian Squadron Lineup | Belém | FREE @ Palácio Nacional de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

Why the long face?
Oh, you risk your and your horse’s life for the President every day as a member of the GNR‘s Equestrian Squadron?
Well, my friends — we salute you both!
Every third Sunday of the month, all year round, in front of the President’s residence, Palacio de Belém.
Learn more straight from the horse’s mouth here.
And here are some fun facts about our graceful companions.

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Jul
25
Sat
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 25 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Jul
26
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Jul 26 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Aug
1
Sat
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Aug 1 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Aug
2
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Aug 2 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Monthly | STAR GAZING | Half Price at the Planetarium | Belém | 2.50€
Aug 2 @ 10:30 – 17:00
Monthly | STAR GAZING | Half Price at the Planetarium | Belém | 2.50€ @ Planetário Caloeste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Gulbenkian Planetarium in Belém invites you to view your insignificance in the face of the universe for half the regular price the first Sunday of every month, and for free if you are between the ages of 4 and 12 or older than 64.
Go enjoy some cosmic science and be humbled. NOTE: The Cosmos ticket office is closed for lunch from 12 to 13h30.
More deets here.
NOTE II: Take headphones with you if you plan to listen to the show in anything other than Portuguese. The planetarium supplies them, but they’re mighty uncomfortable.

And here’s an intergalactic throwback.

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Aug
8
Sat
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Aug 8 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Aug
9
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Aug 9 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Aug
15
Sat
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Aug 15 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

Aug
16
Sun
2020
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€
Aug 16 @ 10:30 – 15:30
CANCELLED | Weekly | WEEKEND THEME VISITS | The Museum of Ethnology | Belém | 3€ @ The Museum of Ethnology | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal

The Educational Service of the National Museum of Ethnology invites you and your family to get educated about the diverse history of Portugal, and the world too.
Here’s what they got for you, every weekend:
Saturday:
10:30 am – Discovering the masks and puppets of Ségou region, Mali.
2:30 pm – Discover the dolls of southwestern Angola.

Sunday:
10:30 am – Discovering rural life in Portugal.
2:30 pm – The discovery of the reserves of the Indians of Brazil.
Duration: 60 min.
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) = 3€

Free on Sunday morning, without prior registration.

For more info:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone:
934 458 352 ,
213 041 160/9.

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