The Colossus is composed of two pieces, the lower half, and the part with the arms and head that were found a few days later buried a few yards away from where the bottom. It is from the dawn of human history - and it could be an ancient fertility image. how he was used in ancient fertility rites is probably best left unknown....
In spring 2017, a major international exhibition marks the opening of the new "Casa da Arquitetura"- House of Architecture, in the former home of Alvaro Siza.
Walk&Talk Azores 2016-the International Festival of Public Art runs until July 30th, and it will fill walls, streets and several cultural spaces in the island of Sao Miguel. The program will show several artistic art works by creative artists.
Porto is the stage for the launching of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II," the latest book in the Harry Potter saga.
Three films tourism promotion winners
Old Man of the Restelo
Based on staged musical reviews, the comedy musical or "Comédia À Portuguesa," films looked at everyday life and common people. The humor was often sharp and bittersweet.
The Portuguese among us? There are lots of famous Americans of Portuguese lineage. From Katy Perry to Jonny Gomes:
Casa da Musica (House of Music) is a major performance space designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. Finished in 2005, the new venue has become an icon. Casa da Musica’s design has been proclaimed "the most attractive project the architect Rem Koolhaas has ever built" by Nicolai Ouroussoff of the New York Times. Others call it the most important concert hall built in the last 100 years.
“Arquipélago” – an Azores Center for Contemporary Arts will open in 2015. The former alcohol distilling factory in Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, will be transformed into “Arquipélago” - Center for Contemporary Art that is scheduled to open in 2015.