This tour presents the architectural characteristics of past convent buildings, but also the diversity of spaces, their dynamics and purposes, as well as exploring the way of life of the Poor Clares belonging to the female branch of the Order of Friars Minor, founded by Saint Francis of Assisi.
The Sacred Art circuit focuses on the old College Church, where the lush façade, the resplendence of the altarpiece of the main altar, as well as the collection of 17th century tiles are assumed as a whole, in a unique monument of Baroque style. To this is added a gallery with a diversified collection where pieces from the 16th century stand out, as well as a valuable collection of works with a religious theme.
The Natural History Circuit presents a naturalist collection that was the basis for the Museum. It is distributed over 8 rooms where diversity, knowledge and the exotic, along with different fields of scientific knowledge, are exhibited, with special importance to zoology, geology, mineralogy and botany.
The Carlos Machado Museum presents the exhibition "Life, Ways of Using - Essay on donations from the last 10 years"
New exhibition consists of objects donated to the Museum over the last decade.
The Sacred Art Center of the Carlos Machado Museum holds the exhibition “Life, Ways of Using - Essay on donations from the last 10 years”.
Visit the exhibition «Life, Ways of Using _ Essay on donations from the last 10 years» by Luísa Cardoso.
The exhibition will be open until the end of the year at the Sacred Art Center, former Igreja do Colégio, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
«It is a full exhibition because it is born from a full gesture that overflows, which is the gift».
«Dr. Luísa intended to honor everything that goes on inside the home and the people who offered these pieces».
Jesuit's College Church and Sacred Art Center of the Carlos Machado Museum in the Azores.
Carlos Machado Museum presents a new image.
World Sight Day, or internationally known as WSD (World Sight Day) - has been celebrated since the year 2000, every second Thursday of October. This date was created to draw the public's attention on the prevention of visual impairment and to raise public awareness on this topic.
The Carlos Machado Museum, in Ponta Delgada, marked the International Day of Museums with the inauguration of a video installation entitled 'Sacred Art under a futuristic perspective'.
The work was developed by a 12th-year Visual Arts class at the Antero de Quental Secondary School.
On the International Museum Day: «The Museum is a rich place as a cultural space that has the obligation to be a guardian of heritage…» and «Construction work to house the Museum's collections is being held thinking about the future».
The Carlos Machado Museum celebrates, on May 18th, the International Day of Museums with a visit to the exhibition “Footprints are Bridges”, by André Almeida e Sousa, and with the presentation of the video-installation “Sacred Art under a futuristic perspective ”, developed by the 12th-E Visual Arts class at the Antero de Quental Secondary School, Ponta Delgada, within the “Museum and School” project.