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  • Day39

    Museu Nac. Soares dos Reis

    October 12, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    After our delicious lunch we headed off to one last Art Museum. We caught the bus there which didn’t take too long at all. We saw a temporary exhibition by Graça Morris titled The Metamorphoses of Mankind. The focus of this series of works is the human being and the human condition. The key subjects of her work are the victims of global turmoil, the millions of migrants who leave their home and country and walk while being pushed towards an uncertain future, often fleeing hunger, poverty, war, violence and death. The set of drawings and paintings were very haunting but also drew you in.

    There was a school group there so not all of the Museum was available - we were able to look through their paintings and artefacts areas. It was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon and then we decided to walk back to the apartment which was downhill with hundreds of steps and steep and narrow paths and roads to navigate.
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