exhibition, which is organised in chronological order, attempts to take stock
of two decades of the public activity of the Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva
Foundation, throughout which the work of its team, its collaboration with a
number of distinguished institutions (museums, galleries, foundations) and the
important support of national and international artists, collectors, curators,
technicians and patrons were essential.
This exhibition that simultaneously celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Foundation and the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Museum to the public conjures up the most important activities carried out by this institution in its mission to promote the study and dissemination of the work of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva and Arpad Szenes, as well as other Portuguese and foreign artists, whose works are considered relevant for the understanding of the history of art and contemporary artistic production. Therefore, through works of art, press articles, photographs and other documents, the numerous exhibitions organised by the Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Foundation in Portugal and abroad between 1994 and 2014 are revisited, as are other activities, such as the awarding of prizes, launch of new editions, organisation of conferences, among others.