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“Why isn't anyone shouting about this place?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museu de Arte Contemporanea MAC

Museu de Arte Contemporanea MAC
Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral, 1301 | USP-Moema, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil
+55(11)2648.0254
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Ranked #55 of 298 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Why isn't anyone shouting about this place?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This lovely gallery seems to be in the most inaccessible place! Right in the centre of the university campus, even the bus drivers (let alone the locals) don't seem to know it's there. But when you find it, its so worth the trek. It has a decent collection in an interesting environment and is set in a stylish building. And a walk round the campus grounds shows you that Ibirapuera is not the only green space in SP. Go on, brave it, get on a bus (or 3), be prepared to be sent in 5 directions at once, get your map out and hunt it down.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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278 reviews 278 reviews
138 attraction reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Great museum and amazing view at the top!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This museum is not massive, but it's growing with new arrivals from the artist Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988) and many others. There is no fee to get in and the besides the art, the building is very pretty!

After visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art, you can also take a walk at the Ibirapuera Park and also go to the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art which is inside the park!


Highly recommended!

Visited April 2013
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São Paulo, Brasil
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Although it's not complete yet, it's worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The new MAC-USP is still quite empty, but they have nice pieces of art, including sculptures and paintings. You should not miss Di Cavalcanti's exhibit on the 7th floor and go to the terrace on the 8th floor. From there you'll have a 360º view of the Ibirapuera Park and surrounding areas.

Visited April 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Architecture and Art at the same place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you like modern Architecture (NIEMAYER) and contemporary art this is a nice place to visit...the museum is been moved from its "temporary"(more than 30 years) location to its new location in the former department of transit building (which was one of the most ugliest places to be, as it was a symbol of the bureaucracy with its infinite lines and delays). So don't expect a fully working museum...this may be interesting for those who appreciate shaping processes, every week there is a new space with new exhibits....

Visited May 2013
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“Not worth cab fare!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We spent about R$60 to and from the location on the City University. There were NO masters of modern art as mentioned in the review from 2005(!). I'm assuming all the good stuff is at the location in Ibirapuera Park. But we'll never know. Please check the website to learn more about the THREE SEPARATE LOCATIONS of this questionable museum! http://www.mac.usp.br/mac/conteudo/institucional/institucional_ibira.asp

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