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“Dated building but good curation”

Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Elevated over a concrete platform used for concerts and a weekly crafts fair, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (São Paulo Art Museum, abbreviated MASP) is itself a work of art; the building is an imposing Modernist box suspended under two bright red concrete supports. Featuring classical European names such as Gauguin, Goya and Gainsborough, the museum also holds one of the largest collections of Brazilian and other Latin American artists on the continent.
Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Dated building but good curation”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

I visited this art museum as it was just steps away from my hotel. It has an imposing view from outside, but once you are inside, you can see that the building isn't kept in good condition. However, an art museum is about art and in that respect, it did well. At that time, they had the photography biennale and also an exhibition on the works of Lucian Freud. Couldn't be better. No photography is allowed in the museum.

Visited November 2013
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Chamonix, France
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“Art hotspot”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

If you do find yourself with nothing to do, MASP is always a must. The permanent collection is always impressive, and the museum's architecture already makes the visit worth it.

Visited July 2013
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“One of the points you should go if you are in Sao Paulo!!!”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

In the most famous avenue of the city,the Paulista Avenue, you can find this iconic museum,the MASP, by subway the best way to arrive is stopping on the station of Masp-Trianon.
The building is a brand of S.Paulo,impossible to not see it or found it.
The museum is a trip to the past and arriving to the present,you can find genius like Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Degas,Toulouse-Lautrec, from the Paris School.
From Spanish school you can see El Greco, Zurbarán, Velazquez, Murillo e Goya.
Flamish-Memling, Cranach, Holbein, Frans Hals, Ruysdael e Rembrandt.
And even brazilians like Lasar Segall, Anita Malfatti, Di Cavalcanti, Flávio de Carvalho, Portinari .You will feel more inteligent when you left the museum....

Visited January 2013
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“weird art museum”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had a bit of time inbetween meetings and decided to pop into the Museum of Art. It didn't start well with the ticket guy lying about not having change to give me. The museum itself is a bit weird. In a modern building but on the whole filled with traditional art works, including some from the major masters. The building itself feels like it's about to fall down. On the plus side all the commentary is in both portuguese and english. The gift shop was a disappointment mainly in that they didn't have anything directly related to the works they had on display, some of which I would have liked to learn more about. Considering there is little in terms of sites to see in Sao Paulo if you have a free hour it's worth popping in for, but if you're used to art museums in places like London, New York, Chicago, Paris, etc, you won't be impressed.

Visited October 2013
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Lima, Peru
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“Excellent paints”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you love art, any expression of it, you should go to the MASP, you won't regret it. It's located in Paulista Avenue

Visited September 2013
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