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“Beautiful building in a crapy area”

Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo
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São Paulo Private City Tour from Santos Cruise Terminal
Ranked #2 of 737 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
voyageurinter
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“Beautiful building in a crapy area”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The exhibition is not bad, the building is the best part. Once again nothing in english...that's a shame.
There is a beautiful park next to the museum.

Visited October 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Beautiful museum architecture”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The building itself is worth the visit. While in that area of SP, take some time to visit the old train station (still in operation) Luz. Pinacoteca offers good expos but I got disappointed a few times as I expcted to see more art than actually available. But it is definately worth going!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Beautifull architeture and art collection”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Pinacoteca has a good national and foreign artists collections. the architeture of bulding is intersting and facilitates circulation during visit.

Visited September 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

One of the most beautiful places in SP. Located near of the Esatção da Luz an English style Train Station.

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Toronto, ON
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“Classical art museum with Brazilian focus”
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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