Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art

Founded in 1996 in Porto, in the site of the Serralves Estate

Rua Dom João de Castro 210

The Serralves Museum is the foremost museum for contemporary art in Portugal, uniquely sited in the grounds of the Serralves Estate, which also comprises a Park and a Villa. Through its collection, temporary exhibitions, performance, education and public programmes, publishing initiatives, and national and international collaborations, the Museum fosters the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and culture. Introducing the work of the most important artists working today to diverse publics, strengthening ties with the local community, and encouraging reflection on the relationship between art and the environment that is intrinsic to the context of Serralves, are central to the Museum´s mission.


Monographic and thematic exhibitions of established and emerging artists and the Serralves Collection are featured as part of a changing programme in the Museum galleries. The Serralves Villa and Park are also privileged sites for the presentation of special exhibitions, commissions and Collection displays, together with travelling exhibitions organized in collaboration with cultural partners in Portugal and abroad. A dynamic programme of cinema, contemporary dance, music and performance is presented in the Auditorium and other spaces of the Museum. The Auditorium and the Museum Library are also host to conversations, lectures, symposia in which the public can participate in discussions and debates on artistic and cultural issues of our time.

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Rua Dom João de Castro 210

Past Exhibitions
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974-2014 will focus...
10 Oct 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Philippe Parreno: a Time Coloured Space
Curated by Suzanne Cotter, Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and assistant curator...
03 Feb 2017 - 07 May 2017
Martine Syms: Lessons I-CLXXX
Curated by João Ribas, Director of the museum, the exhibition features an ongoing, incomplete video...
14 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Robert Mapplethorpe
The large-scale retrospective dedicated to the work of Robert Mapplethorpe at Serralves Museum in Porto,...
20 Sep 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Joan Jonas
The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, dedicates a solo exhibition to the pioneer of performance,...
25 May 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Álvaro Siza: in/discipline
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, “in/discipline”...
19 Sep 2019 - 02 Feb 2019