On August 27 th , sunday, at 11:00 a.m. in the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, in Lisbon, there will be a guided tour of the exhibition “Racism and Citizenship”. This visit will be interpreted in Portuguese Sign Language for deaf people.
Located on the west bank of the city of Lisbon, the Monument to the Discoveries is a work of sculptor Cottineli Telmo (1897 – 1948) by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898 – 1975).
Initially the building was built for the Portuguese World Exhibition in 1940. In the early 60’s of last century the building is intervened throughout its structure giving the Standard a lookout, an auditorium and exhibition halls.
In this area of the city you can visit the Navy Museum, the Belém Cultural Center, the new Coach Museum and the Presidency of the Republic Museum and the Belém Tower. This last monument is not accessible to wheelchair users.
The Monument to the Discoveries symbolizes the entire epic of the Portuguese in the Sea and the Infante D. Henrique, the main dynamizer and central figure of this work.
Synopsis of the exhibition
“” Exhibition “Racism and Citizenship”
The richness of the materials involved – painting, sculpture, ceramics, engraving, caricature, photography, video – allows access to a living reality in permanent movement, showing the dark side of relations between ethnicities and cultures structured by colonial power, The positive side of affirmation of equality before the law, which knows a decisive impulse in the postcolonial period. “
The guided tours are organized for a duration of 01:00
The visits are previously marked and are subject to confirmation.
Price € 0,00 | Maximum 22 participants
Av. Brasília 1400-038 Lisboa
Phone+351 213 031 950
HOW TO GET THERE
728 – 714 – 727 – 729 – 751
Next to the Belém Cultural Center
Next to the station of Belém and the Tower of Belém