Most museums in Lisbon re-opened April 5, and theaters, cinemas, and live music venues on  April 19. Read more here. NOTE: Hours are changing constantly and shows still get cancelled, so please check with the organizers.

to Dec 31 | OUTDOOR MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Dante Plus 700 | FREE

Museu dos Coches Lisbon,

"If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought." Dante Alighieri. Well, it's been 700 years, and the present world is still going astray, but, nevertheless, still going. For example, for the rest of 2021, in theory, National Coach Museum in Belém is celebrating 700 years […]

to Nov 28 | ART EXHIBIT | Ai Wei Wei: Rapture | 6-32€

Cordoaria Nacional Av. da Índia, 1300-598 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

Ai Wei Wei. You've probably heard of him. He's alright, I guess. Anyway, here's what he says: "Expressing oneself is a part of being human. To be deprived of a voice is to be told you are not a participant in society; ultimately it is a denial of humanity." And here's what Wikipedia adds: "Ai […]

€6 – €32

to Dec 12 | HORTICULTURAL EXHIBIT | Lisbon Gardens: From the Middle Ages to the 21st century | 3€

Lisbon Museum - Pimenta Palace Campo Grande 245, 1700-091 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

Nowadays, no self-respecting big city home, including those of Lisbon, is complete without its own garden (no matter the size). But Lisbon and gardens go way back, and here's what Museu de Lisboa says about this historical exhibit: "Between historical and contemporary perspectives, we go back to medieval times to discover vegetable gardens in the […]


to Dec 31 | HISTORICAL EXHIBT | New long-term exhibition at the Lisbon Museum | 3€

Museu De Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta Campo Grande 245, 1700-091 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

The Palácio Pimenta branch of the Museu de Lisboa, much like Lisbon itself and the rest of the world, has undergone some changes recently. But most of these are actually positive (no pun intended)! For example, on June 9, 2021, after months (years?) of renovation, it opened to the public on its ground floor a […]


to Nov 29 | DRAWING EXHIBIT | Dante’s Visions: Hell according to Botticelli | 10€

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

Dante Alighieri, better known as just Dante, died 700 years ago. But his legacy lives on, especially this year, right here in Lisbon. For example, the National Coach Museum has a free multimedia outdoor exhibit called Dante Plus 700. Meanwhile, for something more old-school (and more expensive), the Gulbenkian presents two original drawings by Sandro […]


to Jan 17 | ART EXHIBIT | Fernão Cruz: Morder o Pó | FREE

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Av. de Berna 45 A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

The Calouste Gulbenkian describes Morder o Pó ("Biting Dust") — the new solo exhibit by 26-year-old Lisbon-born Fernão Cruz — as "new paintings and new sculptures in a project conceived from scratch for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation." They add: "Since its creation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has supported the work of young and emerging artists […]


to Jan 28 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Aqui Lisboa: anos 80 by José Vieira Mendes | FREE

Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa - Fotográfico R. Palma 246, 1100-087 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

Here's what the organizers of José Vieira Mendes' new solo show say: "The exhibition Aqui Lisboa: anos 80s reveals images of Lisbon, focusing on people, their actions, and gestures. The author, expressing "always in love with Lisbon", selected these images from a vast set made between 1982/83 captured by his first 35 mm reflex photographic […]


to Oct 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | A Arte de Nos Virmos | FREE-3€

Com Calma - Espaço Cultural R. República da Bolívia 5 C, 1500-475 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

A Arte de Nos Virmos (roughly "The Art of Coming" or "The Art of Let's Come"), curated by Maria Vilalobos, is described by organizers Com Calma as follows: "An exhibition that invites twenty artists to delve into the female orgasm... to examine the female orgasm as a dystopian symbol of liberation from oppression in a […]


to Nov 14 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | O Caminho para a Luz porque Passa pela Luz | 4,50€

MNAC — Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado R. Serpa Pinto 4, 1200-444 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisboa, Lisboa

Here's what curator João Biscainho has to say about O Caminho para a Luz porque Passa pela Luz (or, "The Pathway to the Light as It Goes along the Light"), a group show where 17 local artists do things to your brain using light: "The exhibition, its title taken from a 1980 poem by Alberto […]


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