This is the first exhibition presented in Portugal entirely dedicated to the design for the industry of national ceramic, from the first half of the XX century.

Composed by a selection of about four hundred pieces that belong to the private collection AM – JVM, it pretends to enhance the relations between portuguese ceramic production and the international contexto, after the artistic vanguards of the beginning of the XX century, focusing in the period between the two World Wars. It shows a large sample of manufactures that represent the industrial tissue of that time: Factories: Sacavém, Aleluia, Vista Alegre, Massarelos, Lusitânea, Porcelain Society of Coimbra among others. And objects of diferente typologies: tableware, lamps, flower pots, boxes and figures. I tis a solid set of pieces for domestic use that calls on the colectiv memory of the country.

This collection reveals an accurate sense of systemazation and it was gathered through several decades by Antonio Miranda e José Madeira Ventura.

Antonio Miranda, historian at the City Hall, was also ínterim director at Museu da Cidade and coordinator of the Lisbon Museum - -Palácio Pimenta, where he commissioned, among others, the exhibitions Varinas de Lisboa – Memórias da Cidade (2015) and A Lisboa que teria sido (2017).

José Madeira Ventura was coordinator of the Library of the Department of Art Hiostory and General Library / Library Sottomayor Cardia, from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

With a profound interest for the history of design applied arts, the collectors dedicated to gather a set of demonstrative pieces of the circulation of models and contamination between the european ceramic production.

The exhibition TEMPOS MODERNOS has curatorship of Rita Gomes Ferrão, investigator at Instituto de História da Arte da FCSH-UNL, author of the books Hansi Staël: Cerâmica, Modernidade eTradição (2014) e Querubim Lapa:Primeira Obra Cerâmica 1954-1974 (2015). Art historian and curator, whose work has been focused in the study of relations between portuguese ceramic production and modernismo, at international context.

Schedule:Tuesday to Sunday, from 10h to 18h. Last entry at 17h30

Visits orientated by the curator, Rita Gomes ferrão (RGF) and by the collectors, António Miranda (AM) and José M Ventura (JMV)

Following Saturday at 15H30:

27th April 2019 - António Miranda e Jão M Ventura

It requires previous inscription: 218 100 340 / servicoseducativos@mnazulejo.dgpc.pt

Free visit (with the ticket of the museum)