New Berardo museum has free admission until the end of June

by Lisboeta

The Berardo Art Deco Museum will focus on the art and deco art collections of the entrepreneur Portuguese.

Berardo – Museu Arte Deco (B-MAD), a new museum by Madeiran businessman and collector José Berardo, opened to the public on April 24, in Alcântara. The new space, which is mainly dedicated to displaying objects of Art New and Art Deco, has free entry until the end of June, after the management has decided to extend the deadline.

The collection includes decorative art pieces by artists such as René Lalique, Majorelle, Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Alfred Porteneuve, Dufrêne or Jallot, which complement paintings, sculptures, drawing and jewellery. The Berardo De Art Deco Collection was formed mainly in the last 30 years by pieces collected in various corners of the world.

The first exhibition of the museum was commissioned by Márcio Alves Roiter, founder and president of the Art Deco Brazil Institute in Rio de Janeiro, and by Emmanuel Bréon, former director of the Musée des Années 30 in Paris. This inaugural exhibition aimed to “recreate the ambience of various eras inspired by the decorative arts, from the last decade of the 19th century to the beginning of World War II”.

Guided tours (with a maximum of ten people) must be booked by phone (21 219 8071) or e-mail ([email protected]) at 10.00, 11.00, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30 or 17.00. At the end of the visit, a tasting with Bacalhôa wines is included.

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