"The great schools of fine arts are the museums. I wanted one in every town and in every village for the people to rise in spiritual communion of the beauty.”, Egas Moniz (Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1949)
It was in this way that in July 2016, ESTAU | Estarreja Urban Art presented itself to the world. With this quote, engraved at the door of the house Egas Moniz lived in Estarreja, that captured our attention since the first visit (2014) and was assumed as a motto for this great adventure, in which we hoped to take art to the streets and transform Estarreja into an open air museum. But much more than a museum, which many times, immediately (and mistakenly) is perceived as a static entity, we wanted to present and generate the inverse: an enormous dynamism, of constant and renewed discovery, a form and matter to think and reflect on an immense territory and, without stigmas or prejudices, to 'create' culture.