CENTER OF MODERN ART JOSÉ DE AZEREDO PERDIGÃO
Even before there was a roof for the works of art from the Modern Collection, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation kept the pieces it was offered. Until, in 1983, a new building was inaugurated with the purpose of hosting the activities and pieces from the field of contemporary art. Thus, the Center of Modern Art José de Azeredo Perdigão (CAM-JAP) belongs to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and is named after its first President.
Here you’ll find hundreds of fascinating works. CAM-JAP brings together the most iconic Portuguese artists from the 20th century up until today and also includes works by international artists.
This museum also has the largest collection of Portuguese art from the 20th and 21st centuries, and the truth is that the Modern Collection hasn’t stopped growing: there are about 10 500 works, including films, photographs and drawings that are rarely seen. The exhibition varies over the months and years, so that visitors always have something new to see every time they decide to return to the Center of Modern Art.
Cool Tip: The "Jazz in August" event occurs every year and, during two weeks, there are between 12 and 20 concerts to enjoy.
Mon: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM)
Wed-Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM)
Closed: December 24th and 25th, January 1st, Easter Sunday, and May 1st.