The Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation was created, in a demanded and well documented way, to undertake the study and to diffuse the knowledge of Vieira da Silva work, which may be considered the most outstanding plastic artist born in Portugal in the 20th century, as well as her husband work, Arpad Szenes. Based in a way to give a time/ historical and esthetical frame to the art of these two artists, the Foundation presents, regularly, temporary exhibitions from other artists, national and international, who lived or shared with them artistics affinities.
The museum program pretends to be dynamic and innovative, was design to take the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation in to a reference museum of the work of both artists and to meet new challenges condignly. Promoting parallel projects and activities, keeping the high standard qualities that has governed their action, is included in the program, whenever possible, exhibitions and projects from young artists, in partnerships or interchange with other institutions. The museum program, but also organizing and participating in exhibitions abroad and in Portugal, also aims to give a place to Arpad Szenes and Vieira da Silva’s work in the panorama of national and international art.