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Museum Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva

1. Museum Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva
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The Museum Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva is located in the old Real Fábrica dos Tecidos, built in the 18th century. The beginning of the museum's history happened in the year , when the Hungarian painter Arpad Szenes and the Portuguese painter Maria Helena Vieira da Silva married and sealed a destiny of artistic and personal life together.

During the Second World War and for having legal problems, the couple left towards Brazil and there lived for many years.

In , after her husband's death, Vieira da Silva expresses the wish of having a space to pay tribute to the work of hers and Arpad Szenes. In they started the procedures for creating the Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva which was completed two years later. The painter would never see her wish come true by dyeing in .

Finally, the Museum Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva opens to the public on the as a posthumous homage to the remarkable work done in life by the artist couple.

In this museum space, there are in exhibition paintings and prints produced by both artists between and . Also noteworthy are a group of personal photographs and Vieira da Silva's prints designed one and two years before her disappearance.

Museu Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva signboard
Museum Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva signboard

Set up in the premises of what was formerly the Real Fábrica dos Tecidos de Seda, an 18th century building, the Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva was inaugurated in November 1994 and houses a Museum and a Documentation and Research Centre. Having as main purpose the diffusion and study of those artists' work, the permanent exhibition covers a vast period of the two painters production. On a regular basis, exhibitions of artists who were familiar with Szenes and Vieira da Silva or shared artistic affinities with them take place here.

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AddressPraça das Amoreiras, 56, 1250-020 Lisboa, Portugal
GPS Coordinates38.722176,-9.155714
Telephone+351 213 880 044 / +351 213 880 053 / +351 213 841 490