TFRA is the depository of the Teixeira de Freitas Collection, a contemporary art collection that focuses on works from the previous two decades and on emerging artists. The collection also includes a number of historical works from the 1960s and 1970s, which provide a historical background to the different themes and concepts covered by the collection. The collection main focus is on works that develop subjects connected to architecture. Other subjects covered by the collection include literature, handwriting, contemporary painting and drawing.
As well as the Teixeira de Freitas Collection, TFRA is also the depository of a collection of artists’ books, special editions and other timeless works that include more than 1000 works.
Since 2012 TFRA has supported the annual exhibition programmes of Kunsthalle Lisbon, an alternative space devoted to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.