Madeira: Museum of Contemporary Art has a new home in Calheta
The museological and artistic collection of the Madeiran Museum of Contemporary
Art, on display at the São Tiago Fort, will be located permanentlly to the
modern building of the Casa das Mudas Cultural Centre, in the municipality of
Calheta, from October 8, and will be designated as - MUDAS - Madeiran Museum of
This project aims to enhance the promotion of the contemporary art
collection of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, totalling 490 pieces spanning
from the 60s to the present day.
This artistic collection depicts the works of several notorious national
and regional artists some of which were born in Madeira, such as : Lourdes
Castro, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Fernando Calhau, António Palolo, Rui
Sanches, João Queiroz, Michael Biberstein, Patrícia Garrido, Martha Telles,
Pedro Cabrita Reis, Ana Vidigal, Gäetan, Eduardo Batarda, Daniel Blaufuks,
Bárbara Assis Pacheco, Miguel Branco, Pedro Calapez, Pedro Casqueiro, Rui
Chafes, Pedro Portugal, José Pedro Croft, Ilda David, Jorge Molder, José
Loureiro, Álvaro Lapa, Ana Hatherly, João Vilhena, amongst others.
The international award-winning building of the Casa das Mudas Arts
Centre is a project by Madeiran architect Paulo David, inaugurated in October
2004, it is located on the site of the old Casa das Mudas manor house, which
dates back to the XVI century.