The Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Museum of Lisbon opened no sooner than 1994, and it is to the conjoint efforts of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, of the Luso-Americana Foundation and of the City of Lisbon Foundation that the present museum owes its existence. The setting up of this museum was a cultural imperative for the city of Lisbon, given Vieira da Silva and her Hungary-born husband Arpad Szenes were two of the most notable and influential Portuguese painters of the 20th century, Vieira da Silva introducing and popularizing sundry innovative techniques highly prized by the European vanguard at the time.

The works of these two artists are, thus, displayed in the former silk factory (Fabrica dos Tecidos de Seda) which dates back to the 17th century. The venue is also home to sundry temporary exhibitions.

Lisbon Card holders benefit from a 50% discount. Discounts are, just as it is the case with most of the museums in Lisbon, for sundry age and professional categories.

Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Museum (Museu Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva)
56, Praca das Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal
00351 213 880044
00351 213 880039
Opening hours:
daily (except Tuesdays): 10am to 6pm
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