Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

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Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Pinacoteca is a museum of visual arts, with emphasis on Brazilian production since the nineteenth century. It belongs to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture. It was founded in 1905 by the State Government of São Paulo and it is the oldest art museum in the city. It is installed in the old building of the Arts and Crafts College, designed in the late nineteenth century by the architect Ramos de Azevedo. In the 1990's it underwent an extensive renovation with the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha's project. Pinacoteca hosts about thirty exhibitions and receives about 450,000 visitors yearly. The museum's main focus is to promote to general public a better experience with visual arts with its collection, building and historical relevance.
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland1,019 contributions
Apr 2022
I have visited the Pinacoteca already several times, and it is always extremely interesting as they often change their exhibitions. They have a good mix of local artists and international artists as well. The building is very nice and the way they present the art is very good. Definitely an excellent museum, a must visit during your stay in São Paulo.!
Written May 8, 2022
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flanneur42
Sao Paulo, SP5 contributions
May 2019
The architecture 's amazing. There are always interesting exhibitions. Downstairs you can visit acharming art déco café and if the weather 's clean enjoy some time at the beautiful garden.It's really worth visiting!
Written March 6, 2020
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margatemensch2016
Coconut Creek, FL735 contributions
Recently I visited this fine art museum. For people interested in Brazilian Art from the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-first Century,this is the museum to visit. I saw superb paintings by Jose Almeida Junior,Oscar Perreira Da Silva,Candido Portinari,Emilio di Cavalcanti,Lasar Segall,Willys de Castro,and Anna Maria Maiolini.This museum is also a splendid work of architecture.
Written November 20, 2005
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HamburgAlsterFan
Hamburg, Germany211 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
The sons and daughters opf our grand- grand- father, who had a meat slaughtery in Wilhelmshaven/ Germany delivering meat to the marine of "kaiser Wilhelm", left germany and emigrated in the 1900ies to North and South America (USA, Canada; Brasil), to Australia / New Zealand, South Africa, Hongkong, Singapore and to many countries in West Europe (Spain, Italy, France,...).

Our large family enjoys to meet every year in one of the home countries of our large international family. The one year, we meet in Germany, the next year in South America, the then following year in USA, or Canada, and so on.

We like to visit the Brasilian part of our family, because we enjoy the beaches in rio de Janeiro (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon,...) and at the Brasilian coast. the beaches are a favorite place for our children and youth.

The seniors in our family prefer places in the nature or places like the PINACOTECA do ESTADO de SAO PAULO. It is a really very interesting museum. It shows a lot of art of the colonial times when Brasil was explored.

Don't forget to take with a good digital photo and video camera!
Written March 29, 2017
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Madalina
Barcelona, Spain258 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The visit was pleasant, the architecture of the place is beautiful and the expos were pretty cool.

Nice for a relaxing afternoon.
Written April 25, 2019
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abasarkan
Izmir, Turkey124 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
I have seen all the works there is very impressive. Ron Mueck works amazing and it was fascinating. Also in a very good location for the museum building, right next to the metro. easy to transport. Crazy people waiting in queue for 4 hours. While waiting at street wizards enables you to enjoy.
definitely recommended.
Written February 24, 2015
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Moreno_chicago
Chicago, IL483 contributions
Sep 2019
Beautiful building and display. I loved their art collection, especially the Brazilian art section. Well done
Written October 18, 2019
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SKiss303631
Sao Paulo, SP21 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
With a very impressive collection of paintings and sculptures, it will for sure please art lovers and even people who are not that used with classical sculptures and paintings. A huge collection of very important painters and sculptors Brazil had, not forgetting the artists from abroad
Written September 1, 2015
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FreddieMinns
Liverpool, UK3 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Quite big building, various rooms, some old paintings, some contemporary artworks as well around.There are new emerging artists gagging to exhibit in galleries like this one, but apparently they didn't choose the interesting ones, I didn't enjoy the modern art.It's not a safe area so watch your wallet at any time.
Written January 14, 2015
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Max U
Sao Paulo, SP20 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
It' s a really nice place to take a coffee, or to visit in a lazy day. Although the neighborhood is not as cool as the place, the "Pinacoteca" is a real cultural sanctuary in SP.
Written December 19, 2014
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