They're Carnations, My Lord! - Celebrating April 25th
With a certain boldness, we appropriated Queen Saint Elizabeth's expression in the miracle of the roses, adapting it, and making it a starting point to celebrate, think and share April 25th through art, at the Museum.

The Revolution of April 25 1974 opened the way for democracy in Portugal and put an end to a regime of dictatorship that lasted more than 40 years. Red carnations are the symbol of this revolution.

Here are some proposals for our audiences. Follow us on social media and pay us a visit to learn more!

April 22nd to 27th
The symbolism of carnations and their representation in Christian art

Mini itinerary of carnation representations in the MASF collection

Are museums places of freedom? “There is no ax that cuts the root of thought”
With this symbolic participatory intervention, MASF wishes to mark the 50th anniversary of April 25th. Museums are places of study, exhibition, conservation, delight, education… But they are also places of sharing and reflection (and freedom!?). We invite you to share your thoughts with us!

April 25th is a national holiday. The museum will be closed to the public on this day.

April 26th — 4pm
Classical Guitar Concert with Sandor Mestre

MASF hosts, once again, a classical guitar recital by Sandor Mester. The program includes music by Francesco Canova da Milano, J.S. Bach, Francisco Tarréga, Béla Bartók and Carlos Paredes. The concert will take place on the 2nd floor of the museum.
— Sandor Mester
Sandor Mester
Sándor Mester MS3, professional classical guitarist, producer and teacher

He performed more than 900 concerts in 25 countries: Brazil, USA, Morocco, Israel, Holland, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine, Poland, France, Belgium, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia , Croatia, Norway, Republic of Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia.

Sandor Mester is a very dynamic guitarist. He decided very early on that he would have a cultural mission: to take classical music to the most unlikely places and to places where culture and music rarely reach. Therefore, he has played in the most diverse spaces (from large halls to small village churches, schools and cultural centers) promoting the concept that classical music is and should be for everyone.

He has performed numerous concerts and toured the world as a soloist and chamber musician. He has promoted, in several countries, several workshops and masterclasses aimed at children and young professional musicians.
For the last five years he has been teaching classical guitar and ukulele in Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra, at international schools.