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“Classical art museum with Brazilian focus” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pinacoteca Do Estado De Sao Paulo

Pinacoteca Do Estado De Sao Paulo
Praca Da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil (Centro Historico)
+55 (11) 3324-1000
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Ranked #6 of 295 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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“Classical art museum with Brazilian focus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

To its credit, the Pinocoteca does not make the mistake of trying to be an encyclopedic art museum, instead focusing squarely on Brazilian art. Nevertheless it is rigidly traditional in its approach, with chronologically hung galleries of permanent collection and modest, unchallenging, temporary exhibits. The negative aspects of hidebound curation is however is partially offset by an education department which has livened up each gallery with its own exhibits that are 'in dialogue' with the hanging art. Between the two, I emerged with a considerable appreciation for Brazilian art and a bit of knowledge of some of its deeper themes. A worthwhile museum.

Visited September 2012
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“Worth the detour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

A good art museum with a blend of permanent collections covering different periods in Brazil's art scene, and changing exhibits. Plan to spend 2 hours if you want to check out all the rooms. Nice cafe with tables in the adjoining park.

Visited September 2012
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São Paulo
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

They refurbished everything... and Its so pretty, with a lot of important pieces to see !!! A nice cafe to have lunch !!!

Visited June 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Architectural marvelous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This building is worth meeting just for itself. It looks simple, but when you get in, the architecture is amazinhg, rustic and different from anything else in SP. Also, if you're lucky enough, there's always some good exibitions in Pinacoteca. The park next to it is really cozy and full of huge trees, which is not that common in SP, so it's a much welcoming place. Use this moment to meet the portuguese language museum, which is one of the rare languages museums worldwide. Also, Luz station is old and amazing to see, especially because it's headroom is huuuge.

Visited August 2012
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“Good paintings but few”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Pinacoteca is a beautiful classic building and you can see important artwork of representative artists. But, as all of Brazilian museums and art galleries, its collection is poor in variety and quantity.

Visited January 2012
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