Nightmare at MNAA

What demons haunt Bosch’s Temptations of St Anthony or the Hell that an unknown Portuguese master painted in the 16th century? What are the forces behind Cranach’s Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist? This visit will shed a new light on some of the most important works of MNAA’s collection, establishing connections with the emotional landscapes that inhabit the world of horror and fantasy.

31 strangers meet at midnight behind the closed doors of a vast and silent museum. Their aim: to explore hell in art. This could be the beginning of another horror movie but it’s in fact the starting point of the 13th edition of MOTELX, which has joined forces with Portugal’s National Museum of Ancient Art (MNAA) to offer a unique experience to 31 participants on the night of 5 to 6 September.

Registrations for this free, one-off guided tour are open from 9am on Friday, 2 August, and should be done via the email (one per email). Participants must be over 18 and only the first 31 to reply will secure a place.   

The partnership between MOTELX and MNAA also contemplates an activity for children: "Lurking Creatures", a game/tour of the Museum for 13 children aged between 6 and 12 (15 September, 11h30).

Nightmare at the Museum
5 SEP | 23h59
at National Museum of Ancient Art
Runtime: 90 minutes 
Age: +18 year  
Vacancies: 31
Free Entry

Lurking Creatures
15 SEP | 11h30
at National Museum of Ancient Art
Runtime: 90 minutes  
Age: 6-12 years old  
Vacancies: 13  
Free Entry
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