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The Roaring Twenties in Lisbon

22 Apr 2022 — 11 Dec 202210h – 18h

3 € (grants access to the whole venue)

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After 100 years of a historic pandemic and a world war, the Museum of Lisbon revisits the 1920s with the exhibition «The Roaring Twenties in Lisbon». It was a time of transformations of customs and mentalities, a time of cosmopolitanism and modernity, of social and individual affirmation.

True to its Portuguese roots, Lisbon lived through the Roaring Twenties following, from a distance, the feeling of optimism, prosperity and celebration that characterised urban life in the main European capitals after the end of World War I.

Despite conservatism, cultural backwardness and constant political and economic instability, Lisbon was also the stage for novelty, extravagance and transgression, following foreign examples that arrived through the press, radio, literature and cinema, and benefiting from the technological progress of the time.

Curated by Cecília Vaz, Mário Nascimento and Paulo Almeida Fernandes, the exhibition transports us to the modern urban experience of the capital and evokes personal stories of some protagonists that enrich this imaginary visit.

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