Guided Tour crosses over between “Poetry and Fine Art”

2 de November, 2023

Saturday 11 November, 11H00
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Guided tour in Portuguese by Maria Reis and Ana Mântua

Exclusive initiative for members of the Dr José Figueiredo Circle – Friends of the Soares dos Reis National Museum.

As part of the programme proposed for the month of November, a commented visit in Portuguese to the Portreto de la Animo Art Brut Etc. exhibition, dedicated to the theme “Poetry and Art Brut”, will take place on the 11th at 11am.


This visit aims to cross poetry and art brut through a read-aloud exercise. Between portraits and verses of the soul, the aim is to encourage visitors to go through what most unsettles them. We’ll be talking about Camilo Pessanha, Alejandra Pizarnik, Mário de Sá Carneiro, Adília Lopes and João Miguel Fernandes Jorge.


Maria Miguel Reis has a degree in History and a master’s degree in Literary, Cultural and Inter-Arts Studies from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. Her master’s thesis explores the relationship between poetry and cinema, based on the book Pickpocket, by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge. She is currently doing a professional internship at the Soares dos Reis National Museum and is very interested in the dialogue between literature and other arts.


Ana Mântua has a degree in History, specialising in Art History, and a postgraduate degree in Art, Heritage and Restoration from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. She has been the coordinator of the Casa-Museu Fernando de Castro in Porto since 2021. Previously, she coordinated the Anastácio Gonçalves House-Museum, researched and curated exhibitions at the Jerónimos Monastery/Belém Tower and the National Tile Museum. She is also the author of a series of scientific articles in the fields of heritage and collecting.