Casa-Museu Abel Salazar
The home in S. Mamede de Infesta where scientist, painter and sculptor Abel de Lima Salazar lived for some thirty years.
- Guided Tours
- Education programmes
- Talks and workshops
Abel de Lima Salazar (1889-1946) was a trailblazing scientist, developing the 'tannin-iron' method for analysing kidney structure. However, he was also an artist, prose writer, critic and philosopher, as well as an anti-fascist. Having obtained his doctorate at the Medicine Department at the University of Porto in 1915, he became Director of the Institute of Histology and Embryology four years later. Salazar's artistic production encompassed painting, sculpture, engraving and drawing, but also pieces in hand-hammered copper. Many of his works explore the female form, but he also produced landscapes and portraits.
The Casa-Museo Abel Salazar has been managed by the Abel Salazar Association since 1898. In addition to Salazar's original furniture, it displays many of the artist's own works, in a range of media, and material relating to his scientific study. The museum also hosts a rotating programme of temporary exhibitions and special events.