Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes, in Portimão, will have a new schedule this Thursday, June 1st. In addition, on the following day, the 2nd, an exhibition will be inaugurated in honor of the Portimonian artist Querubim Lapa.
From Thursday, Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes will be open from 10:00 am to 16:30 pm between Tuesday and Friday, without interruption for lunch, while on Saturdays it can be visited from 15:00 pm to 18:30 pm, closing on Mondays.
Classified as a Property of Municipal Interest in 2007, this meeting place of cultures and arts was the subject of recovery and requalification works, opening to the public two years later as a space of inspiration and evocation of the life and work of the writer-President.
Recently, the City Council of Portimão acquired the three urban buildings that were part of the original construction of the house where Manuel Teixeira Gomes was born, and which belonged to the former antique shop “A Tralha”.
Architectural and museological projects are underway, aiming to give the property the dignity that the patron deserves, which will enable part of its collection to be displayed in decent conditions, providing, in parallel, better conditions for holding conferences, concerts and other sessions. devoted to the knowledge of the life and work of Manuel Teixeira Gomes.
Currently, Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes is exhibiting the exhibition “Olhares”, by the self-taught painter Sérgio Bernardo, whose artistic activity began in Angola in 1969, in the then city of Sá da Bandeira.
The show brings together some old works, constituting a miscellany of works and different creative moments of the painter that can be seen until June 30th.
On the other hand, the inauguration of the exhibition “Shaping ceramics and painting” is scheduled for 17 pm on next Friday, June 00, which pays homage to master Querubim Lapa.
Also on display at Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes until June 30, this exhibition brings together numerous works by different artists, including the ceramists d'António, Nelson Martins, Clara Monteiro and Cristina Hagatong, as well as the painters Manuela Santos, Ester Andrés and Jacques Jacobs (Jacs).
The Portimonense Querubim Lapa de Almeida was a plastic artist and teacher who distinguished himself as a painter, draftsman and engraver, in addition to having executed several tapestries.
Recognized as one of the most important Portuguese ceramists, with plastic and technically innovative solutions, the rich production of Querubim Lapa stands out innumerable panels for public spaces, examples of which are the works created for the rectory of the University of Lisbon (1961), for to Avenida 24 de Julho, in Lisbon (1994), or to the Bela Vista Station, of the Metropolitano de Lisboa (1998).