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ArcoLisboa: Lisbon welcomes Contemporary Art


Next May, art comes to town in Lisbon, as the first edition of ArcoLisboa, Lisbon’s sister-project to Madrid’s renowned contemporary art fair, is held, from 26th to 29 May, at Cordoaria Nacional, an 18th century building turned into an exhibition space, facing the Tagus River. In its first edition, ArcoLisboa will gather more than 40 different galleries from Portugal, Spain and the rest of the world. Aimed at collectors, art lovers and the public in general, ArcoLisboa is a great opportunity to get to know the best of in contemporary art in the city. And the perfect timing for a tailor-made contemporary art tour in Lisbon.


Unveiling contemporary art in Lisbon at ArcoLisboa


By putting Lisbon again on the map of the international art circuit, ArcoLisboa is a wonderful chance to unveil the boosting art scene emerging in Portugal’s capital. An exciting contemporary art tour in Lisbon, Portugal’s most inspired creative city, will take you on a behind the scenes tour around the capital’s most incredible art spots: galleries, museums and studios. Through this unique contemporary art tour in Lisbon you will meet the people and the places that help shaping the city’s incredible creative reputation: one that is firmly rooted in the past and has a vibrant present. These cultural contemporary art tours include private visits to Lisbon’s most exclusive and innovative art galleries and artist’s studios, where you will get in touch with the true spirit of Lisbon’s art scene.


Lisbon’s best museums join ArcoLisboa in a contemporary art celebration all around the city

Lisbon’s new contemporary art fair, ArcoLisboa, presents an excellent opportunity to revitalize the Portuguese art market. Now in its first edition, its aim is to become an annual event, and, although smaller in size, it will follow the same “quality and seriousness standards” of the original Arco.

Now in its 35th edition, ArcoMadrid – Madrid’s contemporary art fair is one of the leading art market events in Europe. Arco now becomes an international brand, as the first step towards internationalization is taken, with ArcoLisboa, the Portuguese, small but pretty, version of the fair. On the occasion of ArcoLisboa, Lisbon’s best museums and art centers – such as the Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Museu Berardo and Fundação EDP – are preparing special programs and exhibitions to join the celebration.

May is the month to discover all that Lisbon has to offer in contemporary art, in an exciting, tailor-made, contemporary art tour in Lisbon.