The Museum of Contemporary Art found a new place to call home in Calheta.
Ever since 1992, the Fortress of St James has housed the Museum of Contemporary Art but now, this museum will move to Calheta. The Mudas.Museum of Contemporary Art will be inaugurated on the 8th of October.
The fortress had become for the museum’s more than four hundred art pieces. At Calheta, the collection will be spread around 1800 m2 showing off the pieces of various Portuguese artists, some of them born on the island, like Lourdes de Castro, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Fernando Calhau and António Palolo.
Due to this change, the museum now has the MudasBus at its disposal. This is a bus which travels daily from the centre of Funchal to Calheta. It departs at 10 a.m. and passes through the hotel area of Estrada Monumental, returning through the same route at 1 a.m.
The former Arts Centre Casa das Mudas was designed by Madeiran architect Paulo David and inaugurated in October of 2004, built on a house that dates back to the 16th century.
The museum is now open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Entrance costs four euros.