Google Arts and Culture is one of many ways to avoid catching the 'rona this new decade. And if you want to check out some local museums in 2d – like, say, the National Azulejo Museum – they are your go-to too. FREE.
ATTENTION: Museums in Lisbon, along with all other Cultural establishments, will be closed until at least mid-February 2021 due to new Covid safety measures, which you can read about here.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is one of Lisbon's biggest and most historically renowned art collections. And, due to the lockdown, it's closed. But that doesn't mean you can't check it out on a screen. "Explore the 360 virtual tour through the Founder’s Collection and Modern Collection galleries" here, for free.
It's a little cold to go swimming in Portugal these days. And it also might be against the lockdown rules. Still, deep down, Portugal is the sea. And here's what CCB, the organizers of this free online exhibit, say about that: "The video installation Deep down is the Sea, by Graça Castanheira, is now available […]
Dead french poet, symbolist, artist, alcoholic, lover of Rimbaud, and many other things Paul Verlaine had seen some sh.t in his day. For some food for the soul and a reminder that your life is not as bad as it seems, check out some of his stuff, virtually, at the Gulbenkian. Here's what they say […]
To combat the Covid blues and indulge your wanderlust, The Wall Street Journal presents a series of unique virtual tours of cities around the world- like, say, Amsterdam - through art, film, and locals, and here's how they describe it: "In the new 'Wish You Were There' series, we offer a virtual visit to a […]
Like almost everyone in the first world, Lisbon´s Gulbenkian Museum has mostly gone online in recent decades. One of the many exhibits you can explore there is described by them like this: "Browse through the galleries of the first exhibition that the Foundation dedicates to René Lalique since 1988 revolves around the artist’s relationship with […]
From the organizers: "'The Turtle and the Sea Boy' is a show by Ana Sofia Paiva and Margarida Botelho from an oral tradition story collected in Cape Verde. Oral narrative, immersive illustration, and science are combined in this creation for all audiences." The show is also associated with the Atlas Game (which is not associated […]
From the organizers: "Within the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage organizes the digital conference Museums and Social Responsibility - Participation, Networks and Partnerships on 23 and 24 March 2021. The main objectives of the conference are: • To raise awareness of the importance […]
Here's what the CCB says about their free weekly podcasts*: "The Centro Cultural de Belém aims to promote culture, developing creation and diffusion in all its modalities, from theater to dance, from classical music to jazz, from opera to cinema. And here's what Gonçalo M. Tavares, host of Dicionário de Artistas, one of the CCB's […]
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