Santo António p’ARTES de mim (Saint Anthony p’ARTS of me)- Collection Alexandre Correia | June 9, 2022 to February 5, 2023[:]
Saint Anthony occupies a prestigious space in Alexandre Correia’s life. It was due to the apparition of this Saint, to his beloved grandfather, that his life might have been saved.
This unusual episode led to a switch in the way he had, until then, viewed religion, because his grandfather, with whom he had a special relationship, started praising Saint Anthony. Hence, Alexandre Correia also developed an inner devotion for this Saint, giving rise to this fantastic collection.
In this time of Popular Saints, the Pottery Museum presents its visitors with the exhibition “Santo António p`ARTES de mim” (Saint Anthony p’ARTS of me) – Collection of Alexandre Correia, from June 9, 2022, to February 5, 2023.
This exhibition is composed of imagery works, different interpretations, by artisans from the North to the South of the country. These are pieces made with diverse materials, where the traditional customs and techniques of our people can be seen.
The entire collection represents, as the title states, a part of himself as a collector of affections, connected to his devotion.
This is an exhibition and a statement of a strong religious influence and a deep emotional connection to his past.