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Arts & Museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
With almost seven million different specimens São Paulo's Zoology Museum has the largest collection in South America and is a world leader for studies on biodiversity. Within the 700 square meters (7535 square feet) of the complex there is an exhibition of animals from tropical regions grouped according to their classification: fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and some invertebrates such as corals and crustaceans. The collection was started at the end of 19th Century and is constantly being improved and expanded with an emphasis placed on endangered species.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.