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"New Regards over the Côa"

From July 8 to 30 September 30, 2017, the Côa Museum, in close and special collaboration with the Carmo Archaeological Museum, presents a contemporary engraving exhibition by students of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon. "The artistic projects that can be observed here have as a common and fundamental motivation the exaltation of the homo spectator (M. - J. Mondzain) who inhabited the Côa Valley (and now inhabits us). It is a very diversif...

"Crossed Ways - from the West to North Korea", by João Pedro Camelo

From May 19 to July 2, 2017, the Côa Museum presents a remarkable first great exhibition (Crossed Ways), with unpublished and truly surprising works by João Pedro Camelo, a young and promising Portuguese photographer. "This first work exposes a selection of unpublished moments when my path crossed with different cultures, traditions, devotions, singularities. From the American continent, passing through Africa, until the continent of Asia, i...

""Schist Pioneers - Biological processes of open-air rock art colonization"

From March 10 to May 14, 2017, the Côa Museum presents the exhibition "Schist Pioneers - Biological processes of open-air rock art colonization". It is an exhibition of scientific dissemination, resulting from a partnership between the CIBIO of the University of Porto and the Côa Park Foundation, with the support of the Baixo Sabor Fund. Open-air rock art is continually exposed to the colonizing action of the so-called pioneer organisms. Wit...

“Ulsan / Bangudae at the Côa Museum”

The Côa Museum is proud to present the first major exhibition in Europe on the Korean rock art. An exhibition specially designed for our museum, here staying for four months, starting Saturday June 18. It is an exhibition centred on the extraordinary site of Bangudae, where are engraved the oldest known representations of whales in rock art, attributable to the Neolithic period, but presenting also the main rock art sites in South Korea, in ...

"Chronos", by Rosa Nunes

The Côa Museum presents the exhibition Chronos, with photography by Rosa Nunes, from April 2 to May 19, 2016. It is a partnership between the Côa Park Foundation and the Archaeology and ethography Museum of Setúbal / Association of Municipalities of the Setúbal Region. Photographic exhibition that brings together four photographic series - The End of Youth, A Matter of Faith, Palimpsests, Random Conversations - captured under different aest...

"Thinking Côa: invention of a writing, sculpture and ephemeral actions", by Nuno Vicente

The Côa Museum presents, since November 21, an exhibition by Nuno Vicente curated by Patricia Rosas Prior, "Thinking Côa: invention of a writing, sculpture and ephemeral actions," which will be on display until January 31, 2016. Solo exhibition by Nuno Vicente with new works specially produced for the Côa Museum. It is the first time that the museum receives, in its three rooms for temporary exhibitions, works by a contemporary artist specif...

"VacceArte – Contemporary Art of Vaccean inspiration"

The Côa Museum presents, since September 26, the 8th Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Vaccean Inspiration. The theme treated by the group of Spanish and Portuguese artists is the bestiary of the Vaceus, a pre-Roman people of the Douro basin. Promoted by the Centro de Estudios Vacceos Federico Wattenberg of the University of Valladolid, the exhibition will be at the Côa Museum until November 7, being later presented at the Museum of Pottery, in...

2nd Global Print 2015

From August 15 to September 22, the Côa Museum receives a part of the 2nd Global Print, international exhibition of contemporary printmaking. Some of the works of 440 artists coming from 64 countries shall reveal the diversity of contemporary printmaking, so far and so near the ancient paleolithic art. Rooted in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world - the Douro, region laureated by two UNESCO world heritages, recognized worldwide bo...

"1/81" - Portuguese Centre for Serigraphy

As part of the celebrations of its 30 years of activity, the Portuguese Centre for Serigraphy, in partnership with the Côa Museum, presents the exhibition 1/81, which features seven editions of original graphic works and site specific installations developed by a new generation of creators allocated to the public dimension of art: Alexandre Farto (known as Vhils), Miguel Januário, Paul Arraiano, Pedro Matos, Ricardo Passaporte, Sandro Resende a...

"The Gesture and the Rest: Drawings for the 21st Century"

The Gesture and the Rest: Drawings for the 21st Century is a project of contemporary artistic creation, seeking to enhance the connectedness of the Rock Art of the Côa Valley, classified as World Heritage, through three plastic approaches. Alexandre Farto, Catarina Patricio and Paulo Lisboa, propose to re-figure this unique art of the Upper Palaeolithic (c. 25 000 - 10 000 Before Present) and its landscape through other instruments and surface ...

"Emotions" - Photography Exhibition by Jorge Pena

Côa Territories presents 'Emotions' - Photography Exhibition at the Côa Museum The Côa Territories Association will open in the coming November 13, 2014, at the Côa Museum, the photography exhibition 'Emotions' authored by photographer Jorge Pena. The aim of this exhibition is to stimulate positive emotions associated with the territory, covering the ten municipalities of the region of influence of the Côa Valley - Almeida, Figueira de Castel...

7th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2014

Rooted in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world - the Douro, region laureated for two world heritages awarded by UNESCO and world-renowned both for its vineyard landscape and for the archaeological heritage of the Côa Valley (the largest sanctuary of Paleolithic engraving of the world), the Douro is also the contemporary stage of one of the biggest graphic art events in the world, thereby creating within it a strength and dimension ...

"The Sweet and Acid Incision - Engraving in context (1956-2004)"

In collaboration with the Foundation CGD- Culturgest and the Museum of Neo-Realism, the Côa Museum presents an exhibition of works representative of the activity of Gravura - Portuguese Engravers Cooperative Society. The exhibition opens on Saturday, July 5, 2014, remaining until September 28 of that year. Since May 2014, the exhibition devoted to the activity of the Portuguese Engravers Cooperative Society (Gravura), presented originally in...

"Being and Becoming", by Virgílio Ferreira

From June 25 to August 4, the Côa Museum presents the photo exhibition "Being and Becoming," by Virgílio Ferreira, an organization of the Côa Park Foundation and the Municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa. "Becoming is a concept derived from philosophy which considers change in itself as process and a transition from one state to another. It refers to the transformation and changes in one's way of being. Change is inevitable and an essential p...

"Contemporary Dialogues with the Côa Rock Art"

On the edition of the Creative Côa 2013, the Côa Terrritories - Regional Development Association, made a creative challenge to the Arts students of the Pinhel Group of Schools. To reinterpret the Côa Valley Rock Art was the motto of this challenge and this project, and the resulting work are presented on the exhibition 'Contemporary Dialogues with the Côa Rock Art', on display at the Côa Museum from May 23 to July 14, 2014. ...

"Surrealism", by André Boto

From May 17 to June 30, 2014, the Côa Museum displays the photo exhibition SURREALISM, by André Boto., organized by the Côa Park Foundation and the Municipality of Vila Nova de Foz Côa, under the IVth Foz Côa Photo Contest: a county, two world heritage sites. ...

"On the eternity of art and the brevity of life," by Vítor Sá Machado

From November 29, 2013, to March 13, 2014, the Côa Museum presents the sculpture exhibition On the eternity of art and the brevity of life, by Vítor Sá Machado. ...

"Family", by Maria de Castro

From November 8, 2013, to March 21, 2014, the Côa Museum presents the exhibition Family, by Maria de Castro, in an organization by the Côa Park Foundation. It is an "Exhibition of "painting" that questions the painting itself and its support. Painting in painting, sculpture/installation and photography: for the materials used, the pictorial image and the dyeing. Time, its physical consequences and memory are interconnected in a game of exp...

Stereoscopic Photographs by Leonardo Buñuel

From October 10 to November 24, 2013, the Côa Museum presents the Exhibition Stereoscopic Photographs by Leonardo Buñuel. This exhibition is composed by a fragile collection of 13 x 6 cm glass plates. On each one of them there is a pair of stereoscopic photos which, using an appropriate viewing device, can be seen as one three-dimensional photo. This exhibition opens within the CINECOA (3rd International Film Festival of Vila Nova de Foz ...

"Maria Lino - The Essence of Things"

From April 18 to November 3, 2013, the Côa Museum presents the Exhibition Maria Lino - the essence of things. This retrospective exhibition of Maria Lino, composed of drawing and sculpture, is a current expression that contributes to draw attention of new audiences, in a dialogue that brings closer the languages of contemporary art and those of Prehistoric Art.

 Biographical note of the author Maria Lino was born in 1944 in Feital, municipal...

Iberian Douro Duero. World Heritage Route

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY ANTÓNIO SÁ, FEBRUARY 7 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 In its wanderings in search of the sea, the Douro River entrusted to its wide basin a heritage considered unique in the world. We invite you to discover this Route through a photographic exhibition that runs through the ten World Heritage sites classified by UNESCO along the Douro Basin. Natural landscapes appealing to a silent contemplation. Monuments that tell the Hi...

"We in Art", by Almada Negreiros

Almada An artist of multiple expressions, painter, designer, illustrator, scenographer, dancer, decorator, poet, novelist, essayist, José Sobral de Almada Negreiros (S. Tomé, 1893 – Lisbon, 1970), a major creator of our modernism and futurism, appears as early as 1915 collaborating in the journal Orpheu, alongside Fernando Pessoa and Mário de Sá Carneiro, the year he wrote the Manifesto Anti-Dantas, militant document of rejection of academic...

"10 Wine Regions World Heritage - Photographic Exhibition"

The Côa Park Foundation, the Estrutura de Missão Douro and CCDRN present the exhibition "10 Wine Regions World Heritage - Photographic Exhibition", by ViTour Landascape Network, in the Côa Museum. This is a temporary exhibition of itinerant nature that results from a partnership between the institutions mentioned above. It was inaugurated in April 18, in the International Day for Monuments and Sites, and will remain in the Côa Museum until Septe...

“Here, among us. A sculpture by Maria Lino”

March and April 2012 Within the festivities of the flowered almond trees, the Côa Museum presents a scuplture by Maria Lino. This work from the plastic artist from Feital anticipates a group of other sculptures that will be exhibited next year. Maria Lino – biographical note 1944 – was born in Feital (Trancoso, Portugal). 1963 to 69 – went through the scuplture degree in ESBAP and ESBAL. 1970 to 77 – went to ESBA in Hambourg....

Gesture and inscription. Works from the Collection of the Luso-American Foundation for Development

This was the first temporary exhibition in the Côa Museum, from its inauguration in July 31, 2010 until December 2011. The Côa Valley region is internationally recognized for the importance of its Rock Art, which in 1998 was classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. This distinctive classification led to the creation of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park, to be a driving force of an integrated development plan for the region, combining herit...
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