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Arts & Museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Housed inside the left wing of Mosteiro da Luz, the Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo is a prime institution dedicated to preservation and exhibition of objects related to the scared art. The Mosteiro da Luz, an 18th Century colonial building, can be observed for its well-preserved elements and structure and also with respect to the fact that it has been listed as architectural monument of national interest. Since the installation of the museum in 1970, it has been host to more than 4000 collection of images, sculptures, silverware, oratories and paintings that were collected from the interior of the churches that were demolished in Sao Paulo. The Museu dos Presépios inside the museum is a section which showcases 120 specimens of paintings depicting Presépio Napolitano. Besides, you can also find important and rare volumes of books from the colonial period that can be researched upon anytime of the day. Call or visit their website for more information.
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.
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 Memorial do Imigrante provides a detail account of the immigration that occurred in Brazil during the 19th Century to 20th Century. The museum preserves the local heritage and culture of these immigrants through books, art, videos and other artifacts. Besides, the museum also showcases details about the World War II and the tragic Hiroshima-Nagasaki attacks. All in all, this museum is about lives and journeys, and various exhibitions and events give a further peek into this. You could also enjoy the train rides around the place. For further information on timings and events do check their website.