Five Centuries of Drawing in the Fine Arts Collection


Commissioner – Francisco Laranjo

Coordination – Ana Paula Machado, Laura Castro and Maria de Fátima Lambert

Organization – Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and MNSR

This is the largest and most valuable drawing collection ever assembled by a Portuguese school. In total, around 250 pieces belonging to the collection of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP), some of which were specially acquired for this purpose, will be exhibited in the college’s galleries and rooms at the MNSR. The proposal is to make known, through drawing, the entire history of thought and establish a timeline for artistic education in the undefeated city.

The exhibition is divided into 3 sections, divided between MNSR and FBAUP. The MNSR hosts the third nucleus and is made up of more than 150 donated works from the 20th and 21st centuries. All the artists represented are linked to the Porto School of Fine Arts, such as Júlio Resende, Fernando Lanhas, Siza Vieira and Nadir Afonso. This exhibition concludes the centenary celebrations of the University of Porto.