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Centro de Arte Moderna

Rua Dr. Nicolau de Bettencourt, Lisbon, Portugal
21/795-02-41
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Ranked #102 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Art 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, Paula Rego, Costa Pinheiro and Vierira da Silva, is... more » 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. « less
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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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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61 attraction reviews
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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Saw an advert for the exhibition of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (who I'd never heard of but looked interesting!) so headed to the CAM just before noon. Stopped off at the café first and was presently surprised by the variety of food on offer and the extremely reasonable prices. By the time I'd wandered round the gallery there was a queue... More

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Faro, Portugal
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The CAM (modern art centre) was a late addition to the Park in central Lisbon, where for many years the superb Gulbenkian Museum had been the only construction. I still remember the big controversy, decades ago. Basically on one end you had the extremely powerful Foundation and its the president (rightly so) stubbornly insisting on building the new centre in... More

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Milano
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I was disappointed by this gallery - considering the entry fee is 5 euros, I was expecting there to be lots to see inside. However, it is very small and a lot of the space is taken up by a large collection by a Portuguese artist (sorry, can't remember the name!) whose work I really did not like - so... More

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