Belem Cultural Center – Colecção Berardo
Inspired by his beloved friend, South-African lawyer Óscar Gatez, Joe Berardo never forgot their common motto: ‘every investor has the obligation to do good in his community’. Berardo became a millionaire by recycling gold-mine debris in abandoned South African mines. In 1988 he created the Berardo Foundation, a private charity that works in the fields of education, health and culture. In 2007, the Belém Cultural Centre began exhibiting his private art collection on a ten-year loan, showcasing 800 original pieces of art from the likes of Picasso, Miró, Dalì, Francis Bacon, Warhol, Tàpies, Vieira da Silva, Paula Rego and Gilbert & George. Entrance is free.