24 October 2020

New museum to house works by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

In 2021, collector Armando Martins will open a museum of contemporary art in Lisbon

The museum of contemporary art will display over 400 works by Portuguese and foreign artists, shown from Armando Martins' collection. Located in the Palácio Dos Condes da Ribeira Grande, in Rua da Junqueira, Lisbon, the museum is set to open in the latter half of 2021.


The collection brings together works by Portuguese and foreign artists including Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Paula Rego, José Malhoa, Amadeo Souza-Cardoso, Almada Negreiros, Eduardo Viana, Paula Rego, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Julião Sarmento, Rui Chafes, José Pedro Croft and Lourdes Castro, among others.


International artists represented in the collection inlcude Gilberto Zorio, John Baldessari, Albert Oehlen, Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramovic, Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Ballester Moreno, Juan Muñoz, Santiago Sierra, Carlos Aires, Pedro Reyes, Carlos Garaicoa, Ernesto Neto, Rosângela Rennó, Vik Muniz and Isa Genzken.


The new museum will also feature a five-star hotel, a conference room, a restaurant, a bar, a shop and a space to present cultural events in the area of ​​performing arts. The building itself was built in the 18th century by the second marquis of Niza, it was then expanded and remodelled by the first marquis of Ribeira Grande in the 19th century, and has undergone several modifications since, with the creation of Martins’ new museum being the building's next lease of life.