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Centro de Arte Moderna

Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt, Lisbon, Portugal
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Ranked #132 of 235 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Lisbon's premier permanent exhibition of modern art by such Portuguese artists as Souza-Cardosa, Paula Rego, Costa Pinheiro and Vierira da Silva, is housed in a splendid building near the Tagus River.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Visited as it was very close to where I was staying. It was ok and you can't really complain too much when it only costs 5 euro to get in. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again as the art wasn't exactly mind blowing but if you're nearby or have some time to kill then you should... More

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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Sadly they were changing out their main exhibit when I visited, so only a smaller exhibit in the downstairs gallery was available for viewing. What they had was very nice, with a few interesting pieces. Popping in when you visit Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Antwerp, Belgium
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A bit of a disappointment, because the new exhibitions were still under construction. The sole exhibition on view featured interesting work, but was assembled a bit random. The academic wall texts didn't help much.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Accompanied by two teenagers, the fashion and graffiti exhibitions were very well curated and held their attention for a good hour. Well worth visiting.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a great gallery, The kids loved it as well, even my 12 year old who didn't want to go in, within 10 minutes was really enthused by the place. Fantastic space with great exhibits and it wasn't too busy unlike many UK galleries. The gardens also are worth strolling through.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed this museum. It had works of art ranging from wonderful to the bizarre (as you would expect with modern art). The bulk of the works -- but certainly not all -- were by Portuguese artists. We had not known of these artists before, but this museum gave a good introduction to them -- several of whom we really... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Located near the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection, it contains a very modern collection. There was an abstract expressionist exhibit featuring Arshile Gorky. Tulia Saldanha mixed media exhibit. A lot to think about.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Limited exhibition space and very little information available. The Gulbenkian park in which the museum sits is very pleasant, and obviously, the Gulbenkian museum itself makes it worth coming out here, but the CAM is borderline in interest.

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Surrey, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

In early May 2014 we visited this "museum" after an excellent morning in the Calouste Gulbenkian close by. I'd describe myself as interested in most modern art, but this was worse than disappointing, the few exhibits were mostly banal and self-indulgent. Long queue at the cafe.

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

CAM is set in the same beautiful gardens as the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection and Concert Hall but, except for its very popular café , is somewhat neglected. It deserves much greater appreciation and ought to be on art tourists – if not all visitors - itineraries. I gather there is a permanent collection, but when I visited only a fraction... More

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