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  • Arts & Museums

    »Museu de Arte de São Paulo - MASP

    This museum is considered one of the most important art museums in Latin America. It contains works mainly by European artists from the 13th Century up to the present. Among the most significant works are paintings by Rembrandt, Goya, Matisse, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Renoir, Manet, Monet, Dali and Picasso. Among the sculptures are a rare Renoir, and works by Degas and Rodin. The museum also has an auditorium, cinema and restaurant.

    Avenida Paulista 1578
    São Paulo, 01310-200

    »Museu de Arte Brasileira

    Opened in 1961, the Museu de Arte Brasileira (The Museum of Art) was set up to give contemporary Brazilian art popularity. It solely promotes over 2000 pieces of artworks, most of them by local artist. The collections on display here include paintings, artifacts, furniture, and works of artists such as Bruno Giorgi, Lasar Segall and Candido Portinari. A great place to learn about the rich historic culture of Brazil and its people. A visit to the Museum of Brazilian Art is sure to leave you impressed. Guided tours are also available, contact the museum or check their website for more information.

    Rua Alagoas 903
    São Paulo, 01242-001

    »Galeria de Arte do Sesi

    Located within the Centro Cultural Fiesp, the Galeria de Arte do Sesi is a contemporary space where locals artists often showcase their works. Thanks to its great facilities, the gallery is loved by art buffs who come here regularly to check out local as well as foreign art work. Most of the work displayed here speak of the rich cultural attributes of the city. Some of the works on display here have included 80 - The Stage of Diversity, the Modern Design in Brazil and The Imaginary José de Guimarães. Besides exhibitions, the gallery is also open for private functions, presentations and also conducts guided tours and educational trips for students, corporate houses and others. Check the website or contact the gallery for more details.

    Avienda Paulista 1313
    São Paulo, 01311-923

    »Museu do Futebol

    For all you football fans, Sao Paulo has a museum just for you. Football is a very integrated part of the Brazilian culture, and the Museu do Futebol (Museum of Football) was founded to retain, as well as promote, the cultural value of football. Exhibitions, cultural shows, lectures, movie screenings and everything else related to football is showcased here. If you are a Ronaldino or Romário deSouza Faria fan, this is a perfect opportunity to learn about them in detail. For information on upcoming events, visit their website.

    Praça Charles Miller
    Sao Paulo, 01234-900

    »Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

    The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil is located in the heart of the city at the corner of Quitanda street. The building was bought by the Bank of Brazil which has another cultural centre such as this is at Rio De Janeiro. Some elements of the original architecture of the building have been retained but the five storeyed building is registered with the Archaeological Heritage Protection and Tourism of São Paulo. The centre houses restaurants, auditoriums and classrooms. In areas such as literature, cinema, dance etc the cultural center holds programmes for the development of the people.

    Rua Álvares Penteado 112
    São Paulo, 01012-000

    »Memorial da Resistência de São Paulo

    Located within the beautiful Estacao Pinacoteca, Memorial da Resistência de São Paulo traces the country's tumultuous period of military regime that began in the late 19th Century. Through historic documents and artifacts that showcase prominent events during the period, the museum aims to spread awareness of this political period in the country's history. The museum has numerous educational activities for those keen to know about the events in detail. There's a regular program of cultural activities as well.

    Largo General Osório 66
    São Paulo, 01218-020

    »São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound

    Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound) was founded in 1970 and gives an insight to the visitor about the impact of media on the world. Spread across 5,000 square meters (53,819.60 square feet), it has an impressive collection of images, film, records, tapes, music and videos. It also features documentaries and has monthly events such as concerts, festivals, exhibitions and more. It gives you a glimpse into the metamorphosis of the city's culture as well as changes that happened world-wide. Get to know the history, science and art of still and motion graphics with a visit.

    Avenida Europa 158
    São Paulo, 01449-000

    »Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (MuBE)

    MuBE was founded in 1995 on 7000 square meters (75,300 square feet) of land successfully revived after a protest against the construction of a shopping center. Paulo Mendes da Rocha was the modern architectural force behind the concrete structure that punctuates a Roberto Burle Marx-designed landscape. The establishment leads to underground exhibition areas that feature a rotating schedule of established and emerging artists. The inaugural show saw 140 pieces of Victor Brecheret, while works by Candido Portinari, Sônia Ebling, Francisco Brennand and Ivald Granato have graced the space. Sculptures in bronze, stone, ceramic marble, iron and a host of media are showcased by way of geometric representations, graphic installations and three-dimensional art.

    Avenida Europa, 218
    São Paulo, 01449-000

    »Museu da Língua Portuguesa

    The Museu da Língua Portuguesa is a museum where you get to learn about the national language of Brazil. The main objective of the museum is to educate people about the Portuguese language, its origins and how it is spoken in Brazil. There are interactive dioramas that will help you out with information and will also let you have fun at the same time. For further details, visit their website.

    Praça da Luz
    Sao Paulo, 01120-010

    »Pinacoteca do Estado

    Housed within a Neo Classical building since 1905, this is one of the most important collections of art in São Paulo. The collection consists of over 5000 pieces that include paintings, sculptures, photographs and other objects. The Brazilian section features work by Almeida Júnior, Alfredo Volpi, Di Cavalcanti, Castagneto, Portinari and other renowned artists from the classical period to the modern. The building itself is an architectural landmark and was São Paulo's first art museum.

    Praca da Luz 2
    Sao Paulo, 01120-010

    »Catavento Cultural e Educacional

    Established in 2009, Catavento is at the forefront of culture and education in São Paulo. The center is located at the historic Palace of Industries that was built in 1911. The structure boasts magnificent architecture quintessential of the Victorian era. Divided interests sees spaces dedicated to the Universe, Life, Machine and Society. The engaging and interactive exhibitions and presentations decode the science behind interesting ethereal phenomenon as well as everyday mechanisms. Marvel at displays that promise to make learning fun for kids and adults alike.

    Av. Mercúrio
    São Paulo, 03003-060

    »Museu Afro Brasil

    Museu Afro Brasil tells the story of Africans in Brazil throughout history. Located within the Parque Ibirapuera, the museum occupies a stunning Oscar Niemeyer designed building. Museum exhibits focus on various topics ranging from the history of slavery to the development of Brazil's African populace. The huge collection includes everything from historic documents to artwork and artifacts. Besides this, the museum also showcases fascinating artifacts depicting the daily life of Brazil's African population.

    Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral
    São Paulo, 04094-050
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