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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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"Opened in 1969, the Museum houses Calouste Gulbenkian's notable private collection. The building was built according to the most modern concepts of museum architecture, in close harmony with the park that surrounds it. The set of buildings and gardens was designed as a whole where the public circulates freely without delimited spaces. The project by architects Ruy Jervis Athouguia, Alberto Pessoa, Pedro Cid, Gonçalo Ribeiro Teles and António Barreto was awarded the 1975 Valmor Prize, with the particularity of this being the first time that this award included not only the building but the entire the garden space with great landscape value. The tour through the Museum includes the sections of Egyptian Art, Greco-Roman Art, Islamic Art, European Painting and the notable collection of pieces of goldsmithing by René Lalique. In the Painting collection, which includes canvases from the Flemish, Dutch, French, English and Italian schools since the 19th century. XVI to century. XIX, the works of Rogier van der Weyden, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Hubert Robert, Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas, among many others, deserve to be highlighted. Also noteworthy are the sculpture centers (mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries), Renaissance tapestry (Italian and Flanders) and French furniture (periods of Louis XV and Louis XVI)."
"The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is a cultural institution showcasing a diverse collection of art and artifacts. The museum features an impressive collection of artworks, including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and archaeological artifacts."

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