HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAAT: OVER 23 THOUSAND PEOPLE CELEBRATE MAAT’S THIRD ANNIVERSARY

Over 23 thousand people celebrated the third anniversary of MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. The occasion was marked by a three-day open weekend – 4, 5 and 6 October – during which the entry was free at both MAAT and the Power Station, and in which visitors were invited to attend performances and concerts, as well as to take part in guided tours and family workshops.

MAAT opened on 5 October 2016 with a party open to the entire city of Lisbon.

The new building and the centennial Power Station, now joined together by a landscape design project, are recognised as one of the main hubs of contemporary art in the city.

 

+ 1 million visits

Since it opened, the museum received over 1 million visits.

 

+ 700 artists

MAAT has already exhibited works by over seven hundred artists, both Portuguese and international, from young artists – such as the finalists of the EDP Foundation New Artists Award editions – to insurmountable names from contemporary art such as Bruce Naumam, Marina Abramovich, Michel Birbenstein, Julião Sarmento, Jeff Koons, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Joana Vasconcelos and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.

 

+ 60 exhibitions

The museum boasts an intense exhibition programme. Between October 2016 and October 2019, there have been 64 exhibitions, both international and by Portuguese artists.

 

3 000 schools

From [RM1] pre-school to higher education, MAAT and the Power Station as learning “labs” for topics such as visual arts, architecture and sciences. It’s one of the private museums most often visited by schools from across the country. Since October 2016, over 3 000 teaching institutions have visited the museum.

 

3 000 members

Free unlimited access to all exhibitions, both for the card holder and a guest, as well as discounts on many of the activities organised by the museum and items from the gift shop. The MAAT membership card can be obtained for a symbolic annual sum. Over 3000 people [RM2] have already subscribed to MAAT’s membership programme.

 

30 awards

MAAT has already been distinguished by and nominated for over 30 Portuguese and international awards. A special mention goes to the museum’s architecture, designed by British architect Amanda Levete, having won over 20 distinctions, such as being nominated as one of the 62 projects across the globe submitted for the RIBA International Awards, and two prizes from the Surface Design Awards: the “Supreme” award, which recognises the excellency of architecture projects; and the “Exterior” award, issued to progressive design projects which utilise innovative surfaces.

 [RM1]Falta um “D” no PT “Do pré-escolar”

 [RM2]Gralha no PT – está um “as” a mais

07 Oct 2019