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Cultural Institute Tomie Ohtake

Avenida Faria Lima 201, entrada pela Rua Coropes | Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Pinheiros)
55 11 2245 1900
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As featured in 3 days in Sao Paulo
Ranked #31 of 421 attractions in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Topped by a purple-and-burgundy-striped conversation piece of a skyscraper at the north pole of Faria Lima, the cultural center named after a renowned... more » Owner description: Topped by a purple-and-burgundy-striped conversation piece of a skyscraper at the north pole of Faria Lima, the cultural center named after a renowned Japanese-Brazilian artist (whose son designed the building) features a rotating schedule of visual art exhibitions, including award-winning photography, avant-garde sculptures, and even decorative cachaça bottle labels. The institute is, quite simply, one of the city's best art venues. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is nice and has some exhibits can be very good. Depends on what is going on. The restaurant is also very good (buffet service).

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I visited Instituto Cultural Tomie Ohtake just once, but it´s a really nice place to visit if you like to see a nice building with modern architechture inside. There is a lot of photography exhibitions there, plus a fancy restaurant (which is a bit expensive). Worth a while to take a walk inside!

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Nantes, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had Sunday lunch here - a self-service buffet with a great choice of food and good service. It is good value for money, a terrific atmosphere, and of course, a stunning building in terms of architecture.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

One of the cultural pleasures not to be missed when visiting the city no entrance fee great exhbitons not only of Braslian artists but on a world wide level very well curated and with good captions. There is a very good restaurant on the premise which again serves excellent food and very Brasilian to be enjoyed with the whole family.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I hosted an event at this venue. The event was a business dinner. This venue provided for a change in the mundane type of dinner with its wonderful displays and contemporary character typical of Sao Paulo

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Sao Paulo, SP
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79 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The inner space of the museum is interesting, very large, but the building itself is remarkable. It uses to home the best of contemporary art. Some steps from an underground station

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berlin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Located a little bit out of the way in Faria Lima. Stunning modern architecture (some hate it, I love it), different exhibitions (I really loved the wonderful photographies at the exhibition about the history of Brazil), free entry, "moving" sculptures in the lobby (kids love it!) and a nice café/ restaurant.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This place is incredible, one of my favorites so far. They always host very interesting and important exhibitions, bringing incredible works to the public. The space itself has a very modern design and quite spacious, so even if its full, it won't seem so. The employees are very helpful and you can have a private showing of the exhibitions if... More

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NYC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This institution is focused on art, design and education. They organize very interesting art exhibitions and have a very nice lunch buffet. The building is interesting (by Ruy Ohtake the architect who did the Unique Hotel)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The success of your visit all depends on the exhibition of that moment. Although I have never been disappointed, but better check the present exhibition before you go, it might not be your cup of tea!

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