Berardo Collection Museum

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Berardo Collection Museum
Museu Colecção Berardo
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Outside view of the museum
Established2007 (2007)
LocationPraça do Império, Belém, Lisbon
TypeModern and contemporary art
Visitors1,006,145 (2016)[1]
DirectorPedro Lapa
CuratorRita Maria de Figueiredo Sales Lougares
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The Berardo Collection Museum (in Portuguese: Museu Colecção Berardo) is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Belém, a district of Lisbon, Portugal.


The museum was initiated as the Foundation of Modern and Contemporary Art on August 9, 2006 (Decree-Law 164/2006). It was inaugurated on June 25, 2007 and is named after José Berardo and his Berardo Collection.[2] The museum is located at the Exhibition Center of the Centro Cultural de Belém, with a collection comprising over 1000 works of art on permanent display and temporary exhibitions.

From its opening until April 2011, the museum's art director was Jean-François Chougnet, who was then replaced by Pedro Lapa.


The programming of the museum is guided by the rotation of various artistic movements that integrate the collection of works from the collection valued by the auction house Christie's at €316 million. The museum's collection is representative of the fine arts of the 20th century and early 21st century, especially European and American art. 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.

The museum has an extensive permanent collection and also hosts temporary exhibitions that change on a regular basis.

List of important movements and artists[edit]

Abstract Expressionism[edit]


Action Painting[edit]

Body Art[edit]


  • El Lissitzky, Kestnermappe Proun, Rob. Levnis and Chapman GmbH Hannover, 1923
  • Aleksandr Rodtsjenko, Portrait V. Majakowski, 1924


De Stijl[edit]

Digital Art[edit]

  • Robert Silvers, JFK, 5/6, 2002

Experimental Art[edit]

  • Ana Hatherly, O Pavão Negro, 1999

Geometric Abstraction[edit]

  • Nadir Afonso, Marcoule, 1962

Kinetic Art[edit]

Minimal art[edit]




  • Mário Dionísio, O Músico, 1948

Op art[edit]


  • Pepe Diniz, various works
  • Jemima Stehli, various works
  • Manuel Casimiro, Cidade 1, 1972
  • Victor Palla, various works


  • Tom Blackwell, Gary's Hustler, 1972
  • Robert Cottingham, Dr. Gibson, 1971
  • Don Eddy, Toyota Showroom Window I, 1972

Pop art[edit]


  • Philip Sylvio Pearlstein, Two Figures, 1963


  • Kasimir Malevich, Suprematism: 34 Drawings, 1920
  • Ljoebov Popova, various compositions



Admission is 5€, also to visit some of the temporary exhibitions it may be necessary to purchase a ticket.

Location, access and facilities[edit]

The museum is located in the Cultural Centrum of Belém, being the center of the modern cultural life of Lisbon. Across the street, is the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.



  1. ^ "Visitor Figures 2016" (PDF). The Art Newspaper Review. April 2017. p. 14. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ About The Collection Archived December 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., The Berardo Collection.
  3. ^ "Nicholas MONRO (British, b.1936)". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2011.

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