Temporary Exhibitions

Grafic City

Until 18 Mar.

MUDE outside

 The museum building is temporarily closed for works of integral rehabilitation.

While the works take place we continue to develop a cultural and exhibition program in the city and in the country, that we call MUDE OUTSIDE.

New project of the museum


Big mural of André Saraiva in LIsbon

The Portuguese born artist, also known as André, Monsieur A. or Monsieur André, is the author of a vast number of works that have earned recognition and gained space in several museums and contemporary art galleries in the world, including an exhibition in the Lisbon museum MUDE, in 2014.
Lisbon’s Boto Machado garden, located near the flea market Feira da Ladra in Campo de Santa Clara, will be the site of 52.738 unique tiles hand-painted by the artist. Spanning 1.080m2 (approximately 11.625ft2) and 188 meters long (616ft), the wide wall’s colourful, contrasting and relaxed elements highlight the artist’s eccentric and graphic style. The wall was produced at the renowned Portuguese ceramic tiles factory Viúva Lamego, using artisanal techniques and production methods under the on site direction of Saraiva. André’s wall mural offers a ‘reinterpretation’ of the city of Lisbon, one filled with optimistic colours and poetic designs that characterize his body of work. André recalls the past and present history of Lisbon in this panoramic mural combined with references to his favourite cities from across theglobe.  Landmarks of the city featured in the mural include Castelo de S. Jorge, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the bridge 25 de Abril, Elevador de Sta. Justa, or Campo Pequeno´s Bullring. These buildings are set against the distinctive white and blue tones of the Portuguese sky and Tagus River. Never one to resist a whimsical touch, the cityscape includes André’s cheery, top-hatted stick figure character by the name of “Mr. A”.  Andre was the first graffiti artist to paint a character of this type in place of the traditional “tag name” which was prominent in the early 1990s street art scene.