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Arts & Museums
Museu Ferroviário is a quaint railway museum which will delight everyone, especially kids. Located in the Shopping Estação, it opened its doors in 1982 and looks like an old train station of the city. From period furniture, items such as telephones, telegraphs, clocks to luggage racks, the museum has more than 600 displays that are unique. There is also a model of a steam engine which is very interesting. Explore the ticket office, which has been retained to its original form complete with chandeliers and vintage flooring. A great place to visit while shopping with your family.
Located in a heritage building, circa 1928, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná (MAC) showcases the works of reputed Brazilian artists especially from the state of Paraná. The collection features sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings among other artworks. There are three exhibition rooms in this small museum. Some of the artists featuring are Juarez Machado, Julio Alvarez, Arcangelo Ianelli and Burle Marx. Art-lovers will definitely love this elegant space.
Established in 1876, Museu Paranaense is the first of its kind in the state and the third museum of the country. Located in the Palácio São Francisco since 2002, this historical museum contains around 400,000 documents, colonial maps of Brazil, archaeological evidences and more. It also has temporary themed exhibitions and offers lectures, workshops and cultural activities. Museu Paranaense has an auditorium, library and a history hall of Parana. The hall gives a complete chronological glimpse of the state and is quite interesting.
Located in Igreja da Ordem, the oldest of its kind in the city, is the Museu de Arte Sacra - MASAC. Established in 1981, the museum displays a collection of religious art, worship items, photos, rare books and more. The permanent collections are from four churches while the temporary ones are rotating exhibits from all over the city. Art enthusiasts will definitely like this place and history lovers will find Museu de Arte Sacra interesting.
Nestled in a historic building dating back to the 19th Century, the Museu da Imagem e do Som gives a glimpse of Paraná through an impressive collection of images, films, documentaries, records, photos and more. You can find all kinds of media files here relating to the history and culture of the state. Vibrant, interesting and educational, this museum is a place to visit if you want to know the region and its people.
Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba also goes by the names Casa da Gravura Solar do Barão and Solar do Barão, and is one of the esteemed museums of the city. Founded in 1989, it has an impressive collection of more than 5000 lithographs of Brazilian and international artists. Some of them include Anna Bella Geiger, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Kiki Smith and Luiz Carlos de Andrade Lima. Showcasing the art of printmaking or etching, it also hosts various temporary exhibits in the country as well as abroad. There are guided tours available where you will get information about the artists and their works. For such tours, appointments need to be scheduled.
Museu da Fotografia Cidade de Curitiba is the first photography museum in Brazil and the second of its kind in Latin America. Established in 1998, it houses an impressive collection of photos by some of the famous Brazilian photographers such as Claudia Andujar, Marcelo Buainain, Vilma Slomp and Luiz Braga. It also exhibits international photographers as well. Besides exhibitions, Museu da Fotografia Cidade de Curitiba hosts global events related to photography. Photos are stimulating and have a lasting affect on its audiences. A visit to this fantastic museum is a must for those interested in visual arts.
Alfredo Andersen Museum aims to conserve the legacy of the iconic artist who was called the "father of Paraná painting. Housed in his former home and studio, the museum showcases his works and is segregated into four buildings: the first is for displays and the second for administration, with an auditorium and a pottery studio. The third building hosts temporary exhibitions and the last one houses the Youth Center of Plastic Arts and conducts educational programs. Alfredo Andersen Museum is a great place for anyone who loves art.
Museu do Automovel is an automobile-enthusiast's delight. Managed by the Clube de Antiguidades Automotivas do Paraná (CAAMP), it was established in 1976 and has 74 permanent exhibits and segregated into groups: classic, vintage, milestones and antique. All these restored beauties have been part of history whether it was in racing or by its make. Tucked away in the Parque Barigui, Museu do Automovel is definitely a site to visit for these lovely old automobiles.
Opened in 2011, Museu do Holocausto is a grim reminder of racial prejudice, hatred and bigotry through small narratives from survivors, historical documents, photos and digital data. This one-of-a-kind museum aims to educate people of the outcome of intolerance and how it impacts an entire race and generation. Located near the Centro Israelita do Paraná, it only allows 12 years and above inside. For those keen in history, Museu do Holocausto offers a glimpse into one of the darkest times of the past that is quite an eye-opener.
Museu do Expedicionário highlights Brazil's role in World War II. Founded in 1946, it houses many historical evidences in the form of documents, maps, books and also weapons and other war items used by the Brazilian army. Run by the Expeditionary Legion Paranaense, who are the war veterans, you will find it interesting to watch sculpted soldiers on the museum's roof, Thunderbolt display and the mountain gun. The two floor building is divided into various themed sections and also has a library. It is certainly a place to visit for all the history enthusiasts.
Museu Municipal de Arte (MuMA) was established in 1988 and features a collection of artworks including folk art from Poty Lazzarotto, Mohamed Ali El Assal, Jorge Carlos Sade, Andrade Muricy, Ben Ami and Cleusa Salomão. It also showcases a few reputed Paraná artists in the contemporary art scene such as Karina Weidle, Dulce Osinski, Luciano Buchmann and Eliane Prolik. The Sala Célia Neves Lazzarotto contains the permanent exhibition of Celia and Poty Lazzarotto's personal collection which has Pancetti, Picasso and many other great painters. Museu Municipal de Arte (MuMA) features the best of the art world and if you are an art lover, this place is a must visit.