Casa Dos Mudas

Arts Venue and Museum in Calheta (Madeira)

Casa Dos Mudas
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Casa das Mudas, situated on a hill overlooking the town of Calheta and just over 30 minutes from Funchal, is a museum devoted to contemporary art. This dynamic cultural venue, inaugurated in October 2004, boasts not only a rich collection of art but also serves as a hub for various cultural events.

The museum’s building, designed by architect Paulo David, is acclaimed for its modern design and seamless integration into the surrounding landscape. This architectural excellence has garnered international recognition, including a nomination for the European Mies van der Rohe Award in 2005 and the prestigious Alvar Aalto medal in 2012.

Casa das Mudas houses an extensive museological and artistic collection, transferred from the São Tiago Fortress in Funchal. The collection comprises approximately 400 pieces, spanning from the 1960s to contemporary times. It features works by numerous distinguished visual artists, including Lourdes Castro, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Fernando Calhau, António Palolo, Martha Telles, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Gäetan, Daniel Blaufuks, Álvaro Lapa, and Ana Hatherly, among others.

In addition to its role as an exhibition center, Casa das Mudas encompasses an auditorium, library, shop, cafeteria, and restaurant. It serves as a vibrant platform for a multitude of temporary exhibitions, musical performances, theater productions, and conferences, making it a focal point of cultural activity in the region.

The Casa Dos Mudas appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Calheta (Madeira)!

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Visiting Casa Dos Mudas


Tuesday to Saturday: 09h30-13h00| 14h00-17h30 Closed: Mondays, Sundays and public holidays

Address: Casa das Mudas, Estrada Simão Gonçalves Câmara, Calheta, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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