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Sao Paulo, 04536-001
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Arts & Museums
The Museu da Casa Brasileira is a furniture museum. Their display pieces range from the 17th Century till the 21st Century, thus one can see the evolution of how people made their living spaces more comfortable over the years. They even have discussions or lectures based on architecture and design, where connoisseurs and enthusiasts get to exchange of ideas and views. To make the museum venue even more interesting there is a restaurant with a huge tree right in the middle of it, giving it a more tropical look. The museum is a definite must visit.
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.
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.
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.
Urban Arts showcases wonderful creations of digital art done by various artists across the world. The store at Rua Oscar Freire is their first store and was opened in 2011, post which they successfully opened over 10 stores and are still counting. The gallery propagates over 3000 digital artists through exhibitions major focus being on providing opportunities to budding talents. With the advent of technology and everything going viral, Urban Arts stimulates the mind to explore a new genre of art that is here to stay forever. This art is youthful and trendy!
Instituto Tomie Ohtake's red and black striped tower rises from the Pinheiros district, beckoning residents and travelers to explore a gallery that extensively covers Brazilian art from 1950 onwards. Named for artist Tomie Ohtake, the museum speaks to many of the pop cultural and political moments that have shaped the area's art scene over the post-modern era. Consisting of seven rooms spread across two floors, the gallery is part of a massive complex that houses lecture halls, an education center and four studios among other dedicated spaces for art and art history exploration.
Located in the heart of the city in the middle of Ibirapuera Park lies the Museu de Arte Moderna. This is the museum to visit of you are looking to expand your horizons, and see new, and sometimes shocking art. There are brilliant pieces both inside the museum and outdoors in the sculpture garden. A must for all art lovers.
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.
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.
The Cinemateca Brasileira is one of the largest video library in Brazil whose sole purpose is to restore various videos, reels and other modes of audio-visual equipment that has captured the evolution of Brazil over time. Whether it is a cartoon or a feature film, you can find them all here, displayed according to the time periods. It is a wondrous place to loose yourself and be transported back to whatever era you would fancy to be in! They have screenings of movies, courses, documentaries and other interesting events held from time to time. For further information on the Cinemateca Brasileira do check their website.
Fundação Maria Luisa e Oscar Americano was established in 1974 with an aim to preserve the historic family home, as well as the rich collection of art and historic objects contained within. Today, the sprawling facility is home to one of the city's largest collections of historic artifacts as well as art. The beautiful home was designed by renowned architect Oswaldo Arthur Bratke, and is as much a draw for visitors as the other artifacts. The impeccably maintained park, with a rich array of local plant life is ideal for walks. The Salao de Cha on the property, serves and excellent array of teas and light bites. Check website for more.
Established in conjunction with the fine arts faculty of the University of Sao Paulo, Museu Belas Artes de Sao Paulo aims to preserve and study the evolution of fine arts, architecture and design in the city. The museum has three different facilities on the campus in which it hosts a diverse array of exhibitions touching on numerous themes and topics. The museum's rich collection of historical fine art is one of the best in the city. Besides this, the museum also organizes numerous events in relation to art education. Check website for more.