The Nuno Sacramento Art Gallery was founded in 2003, with the opening of it's first gallery in Aveiro. In 2009, it moved to a new space especially designed for a contemporary art gallery in Ílhavo, where it has been operating ever since. It annually develops about six individual and three collective exhibitions in the areas of painting, sculpture, photography, installation and video. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of culture, not only through its exhibitions, but also through the edition of catalogues of plastic artists and the exhibited pieces enhanced with prefaces of accredited art critics and writers.
The gallery has been curator of the exhibitions it has held in many museums and cultural centres, having additionally produced and coordinated high quality books profusely enriched with works of the most important Portuguese art critics and writers. Such examples are the exhibition ‘Wine and Fado’ in the Bairrada Wine Museums, the exhibition ‘Bakalhau’ in the Maritime Museum and Cultural Centre in Ílhavo, the exhibition ‘Art Collection Project’ in ‘O Camões’ Cultural Centre in Luanda, Angola, the exhibition ‘Hummingbird Forms’ in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Havana, Cuba, and the exhibition ‘Contra la Expasión’ in the Ceart Museum in Madrid, Spain. The gallery has also taken part in several art fairs in Portugal and abroad and keeps a regular programme of art exhibitions.