Berardo Museum Contemporary Art Collection

Berardo Museum
Valerio Adami Date 1975 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions: 130 x 97 cm

Berardo Museum Modern Art At The CCB (Cultural Centre Of Belém)

The Berardo Museum Collection is an international significant modern and contemporary art in Belém.

It as more than 70 art tendencies and more than 900 works of strong didactic nature for art lovers. In addition to its extraordinary value, it also allows to observe  the main artistic movements of the twentieth century.A great source of creativity and possibilities, a static contemporary art collection. The rapid modernization and new concepts emerged after World War II.

The museum was initiated as the Foundation of Modern and Contemporary Art on August 9, 2006. It was inaugurated on June 25, 2007 and is named after José Berardo.

The permanent collection is valued by Christie’s at €316 million, hosting various other comtemporary exhibitions that change on a regular basis.

You can reach the museum by tram or by bus, the same way you can get to Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery. It is advised to take the bus, which is faster and stops closer to the museum.

The Berardo Collection

Permanent exhibitions

Floor: -1
(1960-1990) – The exhibition follows a chronological order.
Most significant artistic movements are the:
  • minimalism,
  • conceptualism,
  • post-minimalism,
  • Land Art and Art Povera.
Floor: 2
(1900-1960) – The Collection draws a path through the 20th century until today. The most significant movements and protagonists.
On this floor, a walk through the modern art beginnings with the work of Pablo Picasso and the invention of cubism.
Berardo Museum
Kenneth Armitage Date 1954 Medium Bronze Dimensions: 50 x 15 x 9 cm

Berardo Museum Contemporary Collection

The collection covers major movements from surrealism to pop art, hyper-realism, minimalist art to conceptual art, presented in various media. It covers Portuguese modern and contemporary art in particular.

Before the Visit:

Go over the museum rules with pupils/group members;
Arrive at the museum reception area some minutes prior to the visit so that the group can be organised and the visit begun on time;
Do not take food or drink into the museum; chewing gum is also forbidden;
Leave all umbrellas in the cloakroom;
If possible, leave your rucksack in the bus. If that is not possible, it must be left in the cloakroom;
Switch all mobile phones to silent before entering the museum.

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Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal

Telephone: +351 21 361 2878


Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00-19.00 (last admission: 18.30)

24 December: 10.00-14.30 (last admission: 14.00)

25 December: closed

31 December: 10.00-14.30 (last admission: 14.00)

1 January: 12.00-19.00 (last admission: 18.30)

Berardo Museum Contemporary Art Collection

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Berardo Museum Contemporary Art Collection 38.695642, -9.209245 Berardo Museum Collection   Belém Private Walking Tour