PORTUGAL THROUGH THE CURATORIAL LENS
Portugal has become the most exciting new cultural destination in Europe. Portugal’s historic charm and old-world traditions remain intact and are now joined by a dynamic array of modern design and art, from small galleries in former automotive garage bays, to the dramatic architecture of large-scale institutions that are redefining industrial urban streetscapes, and to individual initiatives aimed at revitalizing and rescuing heritage crafts, decorative arts and even the art of canning fish from the brink of extinction.
Portugal through the Curatorial Lens, helps to define the Culture Viewfinder approach whose seasoned curatorial and cultural team create contemporary culture-directed experiences like no other. Encounter behind-the-scenes, exclusive access to public and private institutions, residences, design offices and culture mavens. Discover hidden gems and street art while walking through popular and lesser-known neighbourhoods. Stay in atmospheric accommodation, eat and drink fabulous regional cuisine and wine.
Culture Viewfinder destinations vary and may include urban centres such Lisbon, or Porto, then pivot to focus on wine architecture with introductions to the wine, winemakers, architecture and gastronomy of the Douro Valley, the Dao, or Alentejo regions or the cultural destinations of Coimbra and environs, Cascais, Sintra, Evora and the Algarve. Group size is limited to provide the most immersive and intimate experience. Culture Viewfinder programs begin in Portugal (travel services such as airfare to or from Portugal and airport transfers are not provided), specific details on the 2020 programs, are found under the Discover Portugal heading, or see view programs from 2019 below.