MUDAS - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Madeira

Located on a hill overlooking the town of Calheta, just over 30 minutes from Funchal, Casa das Mudas is a museum dedicated to contemporary art. Besides having a rich collection, it is a very dynamic cultural venue.

Inaugurated in October 2004, the building that houses this museum was designed by architect Paulo David. Its modern features, as well as its harmonious integration into the landscape, have allowed this vast architectural complex to win international awards: it was nominated for the European Mies van der Rohe Award in 2005, and received the Alvar Aalto medal in 2012. Casa das Mudas has a vast museological and artistic collection, transferred from the São Tiago Fortress, in Funchal. There are about 400 pieces, dating from the 1960s to the present day. They include works by numerous renowned visual artists, such as Lourdes Castro, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Fernando Calhau, António Palolo, Martha Telles, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Gäetan, Daniel Blaufuks, Álvaro Lapa or Ana Hatherly, for example.

Besides the exhibition centre, Casa das Mudas has an auditorium, library, shop, cafeteria and restaurant. It is also the stage for multiple temporary exhibitions, musical shows, theatre plays or conferences.

Casa das Mudas, in the town of Calheta, is a dynamic museum dedicated to contemporary art. Its building, with modern lines and harmoniously integrated into the landscape, has won international awards.

Lift and access ramps.

Estrada Simão Gonçalves da Câmara, n.º 37, 9370-139 Calheta
Tuesday to Saturday: 09h30-13h00| 14h00-17h30 Closed: Mondays, Sundays and public holidays


The island of Madeira has an inestimable cultural heritage. The AP_ARTE project emphasizes this by producing thirty videos highlighting individual pieces of art from seven museums on the island. These artefacts were chosen based on the history surrounding the piece and its relationship with Madeira. See here the pieces selected by this Museum
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Cultural Agenda
11th January to 30th September

Exhibition "Entre Coleções"

The Madeira Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting the exhibition "Between Collections: Maria Eugénia and Francisco Garcia", which will be available to the public between 11 January and 30 September. This exhibition brings together a selection of around 250 works from the Maria Eugénia and Francisco Garcia collection.
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