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Centro de Arte Moderna

Address: Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/795-02-41
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Ranked #129 of 202 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Frankfurt, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It wasn't a very large museum but still worth your while. The current collection is very interesting but I would have looked for more verity of materials. THe garden outside is also very nice but no scolptures... (disappointing) Otherwise, go ahead a have a nice couple of hours:)

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London
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 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
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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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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