The Galeria Municipal do Porto has a regular programme of exhibitions and events dedicated to the contemporary visual arts, also developing specific projects in design and architecture. With the mission of presenting exhibitions that reflect on recent trends in contemporary artistic and discursive production, we promote research, exchange and dissemination of ideas stimulating a debate surrounding the arts.
Since relaunching its institutional mission in 2014, the Galeria Municipal do Porto has worked with a wide range of national and international partners in the programming and commissioning of exhibitions, performances and discussions, also stimulating long-term engagement through its learning programmes and publications. 
The Galeria Municipal do Porto has free admission on all of its activities. 
Free entry

Opening times
Tuesday – Sunday
10h00‑18h00

Closed on Mondays

Contacts
Rua D. Manuel II
(Jardins do Palácio de Cristal)
4050-346 Porto

+351 226 081 063
galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt
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Mayor
Rui Moreira

Artistic Director
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Director
Sílvia Fernandes

Senior Curator
Juan Luis Toboso

Learning Programmer
Matilde Seabra

Curatorial Assistant
Isabeli Santiago

Production Coordinator
Patrícia Vaz

Technical Coordinator
Paulo Coelho

Communication Coordinator
Lídia Queirós

Communication Adviser

Tiago Dias dos Santos
 
Installation and Production Support
Armando Amorim
Carlos Lopes
David Teixeira


ÁGORA - CULTURA E DESPORTO, E.M.

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Catarina Araújo

Executive Directors
Ana Cláudia Almeida
César Navio

General Director of Department of Culture
Francisca Carneiro Fernandes

Director of Communication and Image
Jorge Rodrigues
  • Commissioned by:

  • Porto.
SCHOOLS AND GROUPS
The Galeria Municipal do Porto offers guided tours of the exhibitions for the school community, of all ages and different educational groups, as well as courses, workshops and the opportunity to take part in initiatives associated to the Public Programmes.

PING! 
A ping is an irregular or paced sound that anticipates a repetition or an answer and makes the listener wait and pay attention. If there is no response should we repeat it in the expectation of getting an answer? In computer language, a ping measures speed, in function of the time between sending and receiving information on a network. Between two bodies, a ping responds to a pong, so that the game will continue.
PING ! is based on the idea of a dynamic back‑and‑forth discussion and is aimed at young adults attending secondary schools or higher education. We hope that their voices will have an impact on the Galeria Municipal do Porto. This educational project’s main objectives are to encourage thinking, stimulate artistic languages, educate people for strangeness, and establish links with various geographical and symbolic contexts.

Delineated on the basis of each exhibition, with a set of 3 to 4 continuity sessions that will take place in three different venues:
In the GMP, with:
→ Open classes given by
curators, artists and experts
→ Guided tours by educators
In the Classroom, experimenting with artistic practices which are rarely included in the curriculum, with:
→ Workshops
→ Projection of films and shared readings
And Outdoors, with:
→ Wanderings
→ Sound or illustrated routes

PING! AMBASSADORS

In close dialogue with teachers who encourage students to participate in a cultural and artistic context, the educational project includes the PING! Ambassadors group, which is formed by young adults who will jointly build a meeting and reflection platform dedicated to exploring contemporaneity.
Every month there will be group‑dynamic activities, sharing of experiences and reflections, approaching them to the GMP’s curatorial and production teams. By taking on the role of PING ! Ambassadors the students are asked to share the project with their classes through actions that can involve giving guided tours, moderating conversations, revisiting artistic techniques, or other activities that each student wants to propose and implement.

 

SCHOOLS AND GROUPS
Guided tours or other activities for schools and groups require prior booking, and will take place on Wednesdays, between 10 am and 1 pm; and on Thursdays and Saturdays, between 2 pm and 6 pm. Contact us by e-mail galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt or by phone +351 226 081 063.

PING!

Participation in PING ! is free. Target Audience: young adults aged between 16 and 22, attending secondary school and the first three years of higher or university education.

To receive more information about PING ! Ambassadors contact us via email galeriamunicipal@agoraporto.pt or telephone +351 226 081 063.
 

09.12 — 18.02.2018

10000 ANOS DEPOIS ENTRE VÉNUS E MARTE
Obras da Coleção António Cachola

Galeria Municipal do Porto presents 10000 anos depois entre Vénus e Marte [10000 years later between Venus and Mars], an exhibition with works from the António Cachola Collection, a leading private collection of contemporary art deposited at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Elvas (MACE) and the National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado. The collection includes painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture, installation and video with a total of six hundred and fifty artworks by over one hundred Portuguese artists who began exhibiting their works publicly from the 1980 onwards. Continuing its mission to present renowned national collections of contemporary art, with this exhibition Galeria Municipal do Porto also marks the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between MACE / António Cachola Collection.
Curated by João Laia, 10000 anos depois entre Vénus e Marte includes works by artists from different generations, exhibiting for the first time a series of new acquisitions by the Collection. Borrowing its title from the 1978 album by José Cid, the exhibition speculates a dreamlike or hallucinatory territory analysing various realms of daily life by challenging seemingly stable forms of interpreting the real.
Curated by:
João Laia

Graphic Design:
ATLAS Projectos

Photography:
Dinis Santos

Partners:
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas
Passos Manuel

Artists:
Ana Manso, Ana Santos, André Romão, Andreia Santana, António Júlio Duarte, Carla Filipe, Catarina Dias, Claire de Santa Coloma, Diana Policarpo, Diogo Evangelista, Fernanda Fragateiro, Filipa César, Francisco Tropa, Gabriel Abrantes, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Joana Escoval, Joana Vasconcelos, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, João Queiroz, João Tabarra, Luís Lázaro Matos, Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela, Mariana Silva, Marta Soares, Mauro Cerqueira, Musa Paradisiaca, Nuno da Luz, Pedro Barateiro, Pedro Neves Marques, Rita Ferreira, Vasco Araújo e Von Calhau!
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