World famous Portuguese artist Paula Rego has a museum in Cascais, next to the Museum of the Sea, dedicated to her art known as the Casa das Histórias which was opened in 2009. Admirers of Rego’s work can view her paintings, engravings and art on textile in this large area. Each of her paintings tells a story, although not always easy to understand!
Paula Rego studied at the Slade School of Art in London. She moved to the UK permanently in 1976.
Left, one of her many many paintings in the Casa das Historias in Cascais.
Paula Rego died on 8th June 2022 in London at the age of 87.
There is a temporary exhibition of paintings by Menez upto 2nd October 2022.
The building, designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura, also houses a shop which sells Rego’s books and other gift items, and a cafeteria.
The Paula Rego Gallery is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Av. da República, 300, Cascais. Tel: +351-21-4826970. www.casadashistoriaspaularego.com