Madeira’s Mudas.Contemporary Art Museum

Madeira’s Mudas.Contemporary Art Museum

Madeira is not only for those who enjoy luscious nature, beautiful views and fun outdoor activities. The island is also a place where you can enjoy the arts. One of its museums, the Casa das Mudas (Centro das Artes) in Calheta, gives you the opportunity to admire various pieces.

Art on Madeira

Madeira set up a Contemporary Art Museum in 1992. It was located in Funchal in the São Tiago Fort until 2014, before being relocated. The architect Paulo David designed the Mudas.Contemporary Art Museum. His design work received various awards pointing out the successful and tasteful integration of the building in the Calheta landscape. Therefore, you should also check out Madeira’s Contemporary Art Museum if you are interested in architecture. The museum also holds an educational role on the island by promoting and encouraging individuals to learn about art.

Contemporary Art Museum

The Mudas.Contemporary Art Museum has hosted many temporary exhibitions over the past years. On top of its exhibition room, the museum also has an auditorium, workshop studios, a cafe and a library. The museum’s surface totals approximately 12,000m2, and is combined with the already existing Calheta Culture House. Furthermore, in the museum, you will find about 400 art pieces dating between the 1960s and the present day. The collection comprises art pieces by various important Portuguese artists, both from Madeira and the mainland.

Moreover, the views from the museum are absolutely breathtaking. It is definitely worth a visit!

Finally, to stay on top of the news and see which events you can take part in, you can check the official website of the museum for schedules and information.

When & Where

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 18.00.

You will find the museum at this address:

Casa das Mudas Art Centre

Estrada Simão Gonçalves da Câmara, 37

9370-139 Calheta

Madeira