Museu De Arte Da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte

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Specialty Museum
Built by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer - and therefore worthy of a visit for its architecture alone - and part of his Pampulha Architectural Complex, Museu De Arte Da Pampulha was once the hub of 1940s Belo Horizonte nightlife in its previous incarnation as a casino. However, in the aftermath of the outlawing of gambling in Brazil, the Cassino da Pampulha became Museu De Arte Da Pampulha, a multipurpose contemporary art museum that boasts a collection of approximately 1,600 works. Although the highlight of the collection is perhaps the work of Alberto da Veiga Guignard, you’ll also find pieces by numerous other prominent modern artists. Be sure to complement your artistic exploration with a stroll through the museum’s gardens or a stop off in the library. Make Museu De Arte Da Pampulha a centerpiece of your Belo Horizonte vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Belo Horizonte vacation generator.
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  • exhibts are rare, and most of the time the museum is completely empty. the building itself is not pretty at all. getting there is super dificult too. there are better things to do on the lake, do don'...  more »
  • We made a special trip to visit the museum only to find that it was closed due to a private function. Not that there would have been much to see – there didn’t seem to be any art or exhibitions inside...  more »
  • Amazing place, peaceful... Theater with perfect acoustics, wonderful experience. Simple and small cafe with delight cheese bread. If you are lucky you see "Capybaras" in the museum garden.  more »
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  • Magestic building thanks to genius Oscar Niemeyer, although the exhibit wasn't that interesting and it is quite small. Hard to get there if you are not driving there. They could do something more interesting with the cafeteria, since it was empty and I was really looking for a soda...
  • There's not much to see here. It has two floors and they mostly have street art from independent artists. The building itself looks really nice and has a great view to the Pampulha lake.
  • Very modern place, breath taking architecture and landscaping. You will find a variety of modern pieces and contemporary art inside the museum.
  • small but cool
  • The modern museum is part of Pampulha's architectural complex and one more exemple of Oscar Niemeyer 'avant garde' work. Its gardens by the lagoon and the view deserve pictures. Look for informations about the project Domingo no Museu (Sunday at the Museum) and you'll have your best sunday morning in BH. The first sunday of each month the museum has a concert at the big saloon, always with eclectical artists that play the true brazilian music.