Located in the gardens of Palácio de Cristal, the Galeria Municipal do Porto was designed by the architect José Manuel Soares and founded in 2001. The institution presents a regular programme of exhibitions and events dedicated to contemporary art, also developing specific projects in design and architecture.
With a programme of six annual exhibitions commissioned by the Cultural Department of the City Council of Porto – in articulation with national and international curators and co-commissioned with cultural institution in Portugal and worldwide – the Galeria Municipal do Porto proposes a reflection about recent trends in contemporary artistic and discursive production while stimulating debate surrounding the arts.
Admission to the Galeria Municipal do Porto is free for all visitors. EDP Foundation is the Main Patron of the Galeria Municipal do Porto.

The exhibitions presented at the Galeria Municipal do Porto are commissioned by the Cultural Department of City Council of Porto


Mayor and Head of Culture
Rui Moreira

Artistic Direction
Guilherme Blanc

Executive Direction
Sílvia Fernandes

Production Coordination
Patrícia Vaz

Curatorial Assistance
Rita Roque

Editorial Coordination

Lídia Queirós, Sofia Lemos
Graça Lacerda, Rita Roque

Isidro Caldeira, Joaquim Tavares, Octávio Vieira, Paulo Coelho, Paulo Vieira

Sound and Image Technicians
Arlindo Santos, Guilherme Dantas, Luís Neves, Telmo Vasco Teixeira
Production Support
Joana Simons, Joaquim Aguiar, Maria dos Anjos Cerdeira, Sandra Paulinha
Municipal Department of Culture and Science
Municipal Director
Mónica Guerreiro
Department Director
Sofia Alves
Administrative services
Eduarda Paiva, Nina Machado
  • Patron:

  • Commissioned by:

  • Fundação Edp
  • Porto.
Rua D. Manuel II
(Jardins do Palácio de Cristal)
4050-346 Porto
+351 226 081 063

Tuesday - Saturday


Closed on Mondays and Holidays
Free entry

16.03 — 20.05.2018

O núcleo Cabrita Reis na Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP

Following the EDP Foundation’s acquisition of the Cabrita Reis Collection in 2015, the Galeria Municipal do Porto, in collaboration with the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) presents the most comprehensive exhibition to date of this collection. Germinal will focus on a vast and significant set of works that have been acquired by the artist Cabrita Reis over the last three decades, with special focus on the early or founding years of leading Portuguese artists who have affirmed their careers over time. With a broad and solid representation of the so‑called ‘Nineties generation’, complemented by artists from earlier and later generations, the exhibition aims to introduce spectators to a set of remarkable works and reveal the gaze of an attentive and dedicated collector, with close ties to artists and experimental practices, reflecting cosmopolitanism, edginess and a firm commitment to the future.
Co-comissioned by:

Curated by:
Pedro Gadanho
Ana Anacleto 

Artists: Ana Pinto, António Olaio, Carlos Bunga, Carlos Roque, Francisco Queirós, Francisco Tropa, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Hugo Canoilas, Joana Vasconcelos, João Ferro Martins, João Louro, João Paulo Feliciano, João Pedro Vale, João Tabarra, Jorge Queiroz, José Loureiro, Luís Nobre, Noé Sendas, Nuno Cera, Paula Soares, Paulo Brighenti, Paulo Mendes, Pedro Cabral Santo, Pedro Gomes, Rodrigo Oliveira, Rosa Carvalho, Rui Calçada Bastos, Rui Moreira, Rui Toscano, Rui Valério, Sílvia Hestnes Ferreira, Vasco Araújo, Vasco Costa

Ricardo Castelo / Fundação EDP