Memorial of the Indigenous Peoples, Brasilia

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Designed by modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer, Memorial of the Indigenous Peoples was inspired by the round huts of the Yanomami people. The interior space in which the collection of indigenous artifacts is displayed, accessed by a ramp, surrounds a circular, glass-fronted courtyard. Of note amongst the collection are the feather art of the Urubu-Kaapor, wooden benches of the Yawalapiti, Kuikuro and Jurunas, and masks and musical instruments of the Alto Xingu and Amazonas regions. Plan to visit Memorial of the Indigenous Peoples and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Brasilia attractions using our Brasilia trip itinerary builder.
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  • Initially this building was meant to be a new museum for modern art, but an active group of Native Indians tribes demanded a memorial museum for them and their own artists. After a long struggle they ...  more »
  • One of the best laces to visit in Brasilia. Expect a nice tour of the Brazilian indians traditions. Hire a local guide at the entrance and be introduced to this amazing culture by the indians themselv...  more »
  • A very good combination of fixed exhibition of artifacts of local indigenous peoples and, when I was there, two exhibitions of recent photographs of their life. The artifacts include decoration, potte...  more »