Serralves Serralves


Based in Porto, Portugal, Serralves is a cultural institution that includes a museum, library, and park offering local and global audiences a sustained and innovative approach to contemporary art.

Portugal's Most Successful Cultural Center


The Serralves Foundation (Fundação Serralves) is an art foundation whose mission statement is to raise the general public's awareness concerning contemporary art and the environment. With an architecturally significant museum, library, villa, and other offerings, the Foundation offers Portuguese and global audiences significant perspectives into contemporary art, architecture, and environmental landscape. Today, the Serralves Foundation is considered one of the country's most successful and consolidated cultural projects.

The Serralves Foundation has a rich historical and cultural heritage, including the Serralves Museum, designed by the architect Álvaro Siza, winner of the 1992 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Serralves Villa, a unique example of art deco architecture, and the Serralves Park, designed by Jacques-Henri-Auguste Gréber, a prominent French landscape architect

In 2012, the Instituto de Gestão do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico (Institute for the Management of Architectural and Archaeological Heritage) classified all of the buildings of Serralves as a "National Monument", providing Serralves protection as a historical monument with an intrinsic value to Portugal.

The 1989 creation of the Serralves Foundation as a private institution of public utility marked the beginning of an innovative partnership between the State and civil society. In its twenty-fifth year, the Foundation took the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported its mission, from founders, patrons, and visitors to all who have collaborated with Serralves – a collaboration demonstrating the community's increasing and continuous adhesion to the Foundation's mission.

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