Museum in Ibirapuera: 3 options for tourists who enjoy art

    So, are you looking for a museum in Ibirapuera? We have good news: in this park there are three, which-each in its genre-are among the largest and best in Brazil. Book a day on your agenda to visit these museums and so contemplate and learn more about art. Visiting museums is a leisure activity that will restore your energies and enrich you culturally, all at the same time. Check:

    Afro Brazil Museum

    Founded in 2004, the Afro Brasil Museum (MUSEUAFRO) operates since then within the Ibirapuera Park, near Gate 10, precisely in the Manoel da Pavilion, which, in turn, is a building that was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1953.
    The MUSEUAFRO has a space of 11,000 m² within which it houses approximately 6000 works of art with themes focused on the African culture and influence in the Brazilian social context.
    In MuseuAfro, a tourist like you will be able to enrich yourself culturally through the appreciation of works in formats such as:
    • Sculptures;
    • Documents;
    • Engravings;
    • Paintings;
    • Parts dating back to the 18th and 21st centuries.
    In addition to the museum, the building has a theatre/auditorium with 150 seats equipped with multimedia system and control booths for simultaneous translations and a library with 10000 books, magazines, theses, posters, periodicals and specialized collections.
    The items of the MuseuAfro cover aspects that involve the work and the African Arts, slavery, abolition, the religions of that continent and the trafficking of slaves, among others. Such items are displayed in short and/or long duration displays.
    The MuseuAfro opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5:00, and you can visit it alone, with friends or with family.

    São Paulo Museum of Modern Art

    The Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo (MAM-SP) is a small and charming museum currently headquartered near Gate 3 of the Ibirapuera Park. Despite its small dimensions, it is one of the most important cultural institutions in the country.
    Founded in 1948 by the industrialist Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho, the MAM-SP was born with the purpose of encouraging the public to taste for music, literature, painting and art in general.
    The place has an atelier, auditorium, shop, restaurant, two exhibition halls and a library with 50000 titles.
    Today, this museum has a collection of more than 5000 items of modern art, in the following formats:
    • Paintings
    • Sculptures
    • Engravings
    • Drawings
    • Photographs
    • Videos
    • Reliefs
    • Albums
    • Tapestries
    • InstalaçõesOutros
    In the collection, there are works by Candide Portinari, Tarsila do Amaral and Victor Brecheret, among other great artists. But keep an eye on the site to check out the temporary exhibitions, are always must.
    All the spaces in this museum are accessible to tourists with special needs.
    If you want to visit, MAM-SP keeps your box office open weekly from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5:30.

    Museum of Contemporary Art

    Outside the main gates, but still integrated to the Ibirapuera park by means of a walkway is the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of Sao Paulo (MAC-USP), a full plate for tourists who enjoy art.
    Founded in 1963 and since 2012 installed in a building designed in the 1950s by Oscar Niemeyer that most recently was integrated into two other buildings, the MAC-USP currently counts on 30,000 m² available for exhibitions.
    In all, the place houses 10000 works in different formats, such as:
    • Engravings
    • Photographs
    • Facilities
    • Objects
    • Paintings
    • Dimensional
    When visiting this museum, you can admire works by Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Anita Malfatti; Joseph Beuys, Leda Chanda, Rennó and many other artists. Besides the exhibitions, the place has library, educational programming, academic activities, courses and various events. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is possible to spend a whole day in this institution and still not be able to contemplate all its fantastic repertoire made up of works by national and international artists. The MAC-USP opens on Tuesdays from 10 to 9 pm and from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

    How to visit a museum in Ibirapuera?

    There are several ways to visit the museums of Ibirapuera Park. It is possible to go alone, with friends or with family. If you are a school coordinator, you can call the institutions and schedule visits for your students.
    Another option is to hire a tour guide that will provide you with personal advice during the tour.
    There are also regular rides and with always updated content such as the Ibira walking Tour, a walk of history, art and culture by the park and that includes the three museums of this post. The most interesting of this type of tour is that it includes the accompaniment of an accredited guide that makes the tour in English or Portuguese.

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