The Foundation has the purpose to disseminate and to study of the work of Arpad Szenes and Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, as well as other artists, intellectuals and friends, domestic or foreign and contemporary to them - as long as this study will prove to be relevant for the understanding of their personal and artistic journey.
Towards this end, was created the Museum and the Documentation and Research Centre, open to the public.
The Museum aims to exhibit the work of Vieira da Silva and Arpad Szenes, was well as other contemporary artists; to house and assure the accessibility to the Documentation and Research Centre, in order to support the study of the work of both artists; the promotion of exhibitions, conferences or events of any kind, about subjects that may contribute to the improvement of contemporary art and to the development of culture and artistic education; editing and publication of works in the field of History and Art of the 20th century; the institution of awards and the granting of subsidies or to artists and studious, in order to contribute to the development of art and its knowledge; and the exchanges with similar institutions, foreign or national.

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