The museum reopens with the Stages of Isolation Exhibit.
I’m super happy to announce that I’ve been invited by the city of Cantanhede for a solo exhibit at their museum!
July 24th marked the reopening of the Stone Museum (Museu da Pedra) with two major exhibits: Stages of Isolation photography and 15thCentury sculptures on loan from the National Museum Machado de Castro.
The mayor of Cantanhede, Dr.ª Maria Helena Teodósio, hosted the inaugural ceremony on Saturday, July 24 in the museum gardens. Due to covid restrictions, only a small group of people were able to be in attendance for the presentation and the guided tours.
Originally opened in 2001 the museum has been closed for the last year to undergo major renovations. It’s housed in an 18thcentury building located near the main city square. The façade and exterior of the building have maintained their original architectural structure but the interior of the museum features polished wooden floors, modern design details, and plenty of natural light.
The museum has a vast collection of archaeological artifacts, limestones fossils found in this region as well as carvings and sculptures made from limestone known as Pedra de Ançã. Although the museum has featured photography in the past, it was primarily documentary in nature which is why I am honored to be their first fine art photographer to mark the reopening.
You can visit my exhibit until November 18, 2021, from Tuesday to Friday between 10 and 6 pm and Saturdays between 2 and 7 pm. During the next four months, I will periodically be at the museum for talks and guided tours so be sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook for further dates and content.