The Amarante Museum is installed in the Dominican Convent of Saint Gonçalo. It was founded by Albano Sardoeira in 1947 and one of its leading representatives is the Portuguese painter Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918). His work is one of the most prominent in Portuguese painting, and supposedly was the precursor of modern art. Like any museum that aims to promote the Art of the 19th and 20th centuries, in addition to the permanent exhibition, it also houses temporary, thematic or monographic exhibitions. In fact the museum has two spaces for small exhibitions (design, photography, video) and another room for larger temporary exhibitions.