Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT).
Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT) is an ultra-modern structure in the Belem district.

Museum Watch: Art, Architecture, and Technology Converge in Portugal

A beautiful museum just opened in Lisbon.

The Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT), an ultra-modern structure in Lisbon’s Belem district, opened October 5 with an exhibition by contemporary French artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. The 75,500-square-foot museum’s fluid, curvy glazed-tile skin, inspired by Portugal’s rich tradition of colorful ceramics, shimmers playfully and reflects the movements of the nearby Rio Tejo (Tagus River). Renowned London architect Amanda Levete designed MAAT, which focuses on the convergence of architecture, technology, and contemporary art. An upper-floor restaurant and a ceramic ramp leading to the roof (open to visitors) offer a panoramic view of the Tagus. For those who want to get closer, steps outside the building lead down to the water’s edge. Info: