Exterior View, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Lisbon | Portugal

About the Museum

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (Calouste Gulbenkian Museum) serves as a perpetual homage to the memory of Calouste Gulbenkian. Housed in a complex of modern buildings, this museum is the first example of 20th-century architecture in Portugal to be classified as a National Monument, organised around two gardens with numerous tall picture windows that enable the visitor to enjoy both nature and art. The museum boasts collections of fine and decorative arts, from Ancient Egyptian to 20th-century European, providing insight into the individual taste of Gulbenkian as a collector. There are masterpieces by artists including Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, J.M.W. Turner, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Claude Monet; furniture by Cressent; silverwork by François-Thomas Germain; and a unique ensemble of jewellery by René Lalique. The museum's holdings also include rare objects from Egypt, Greece, Persia, Turkey and Mughal, India.

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