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Modern Art Museum of Sao Paulo

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Address: Parque do Ibirapuera Portao 3, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 11 5085-1300
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Definitely worth a stop, and the restaurant is a destination spot in Ibirapuera Park.

The building is interesting architecturally but the exhibitions so-so. I fear that this is a result of the lack of government support that arts & culture are experiencing in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is interesting architecturally but the exhibitions so-so. I fear that this is a result of the lack of government support that arts & culture are experiencing in Brazil. The collection is primarily Brazilian modern & contemporary. But for 6R admission (less than $2 USD), it’s worth a quick turn, even if just to walk through the spaces. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to visit in São Paulo has always fine exposition of art an culture. Also is located inside Ibirapuera Park.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Museum is in the Ibirapuera Park, lovely "central park" of Sao Paulo. There were several special exhibits at the time we visited, but we liked best the display of some ancient preColumbian artifacts in conjunction with modern pieces. That exhibit synthesis was thought provoking.

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Cotia, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This fantastic museum of modern art has a new exhibition of Alfredo Volpi, called Pequenos formatos. Around 70 pieces shown studies of further paintings in a much bigger size. Besides the geometric painting it can be seen others, landscapes and paint in tiles. Very interesting the study of colors. MAM is surroinded by the "Sculpture's garden"

Thank Leny1961
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Absolutely amazing! I got see works of art by Monet, Manet, Picasso, Cézanne, Degás, Renoir, etc. Totally worth the time.

Thank Ameg707
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

This museum is in the park and the exhibits are constantly changing but on the day we visited the theme was a ‘mother earth’ one that dealt with the words of Saint Francis Assissi in a modern context. The exhibits are complex in their simplicity and you might think ‘I could easily do that.’ I am thinking of an installation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Located in the best park in São Paolo, this small museum always offers interesting exhibitions that are generally well curated. Also a nice way to cool off in the air conditioned building if the heat in park is too much for you! A small but comfortable restaurant / bar. Every time I visit São Paolo I go to this museum.

Thank Eric D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Its small but has some interesting work. If you are walking in the Ibirapuera park, stop by and have a look. It's only 6 real entrance (free on Sunday) but it is closed on a Monday. It has contemporary work by different artists from around the globe brought together by one theme. It has a nice little café if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Nice and interesting exhibition. Worth seeing, when you are in the park. Take a jacket with you. Due to the a/c it is cold inside the building.

Thank travelbat123
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

I'm not really that into museums, but this was an interesting little place to visit for free on Sundays if you're in the Park and want a break from the sun. When you enter, there was a room to the right with some interesting pictures and a giant haystack exhibit. Unfortunately, it wasn't until I got back to my room... More 

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Ibirapuera Park, the highlight of this neighborhood, is a family-friendly area to have a picnic, relax, play sports, exercise or appreciate art. It gets crowded during the weekends and is a popular leisure destination for residents. Its 1,584 square kilometers holds three lakes, two museums and several other cultural spaces. The park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as free music concerts and a water and light show celebrating the holidays at the end of the year. There are two important monuments to visit, the Obelisk and the Flag Monument. Ibirapuera is a perfect escape!
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