Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between Exhibition at MOA
MOA is proud to announce their next exhibit Heaven, Hell and Somewhere in Between: Portuguese Popular Art, will be opening this May. This extraordinary exhibition includes 370 Portuguese folk artworks – a distinct and eclectic balance of urban graffiti and mural paintings combined with popular rural creations: puppets, figurines, carnival masks, toys, ceramics, and more.
Join MOA May 12 at 7pm for the opening celebration of this new exhibit. The evening festivities will be followed by a Portuguese wine and port reception. As with MOA tradition, this event is free and open to the public.
On Saturday May 16, visitors are invited to join MOA Director and Curator Anthony Shelton and Portuguese Anthropologist Eduardo Tomé for a talk and tour exploring the conception and execution of the exhibition. Then, on Sunday May 17, Dr. Shelton will hold a second tour where he will turn his gaze to the themes explored in the exhibition’s many masks, vibrant pottery, and urban graffiti. Both tours take place at 1pm and are free with museum admission.
Heaven, Hell and Somewhere in Between, the book to coincide with the exhibition will be released this September and available from the MOA gift shop and all bookstores.