Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro

(4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Museum of Modern Art houses one of the most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary Brazilian art, as well as having a significant international presence. As you explore the exhibition space, venture into the beautiful garden on the patio, which boasts an abstract landscape designed by Brazilian architect Roberto Burle Marx. Marx is also responsible for the beautiful gardens of Parque do Flamengo that surrounds the museum. With rows of angled concrete ribs and large windows designed by a pioneer of modern architecture Affonso Reidy, the building itself is a work of art and will leave you with a lasting impression. Inside you'll also find a cinema, photography exhibits, and the Laguiole Restaurant, which infuses French and Brazilian cuisine. Using our world travel planner, Rio de Janeiro attractions like Museum of Modern Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In addition to the exhibitions, which, on Wednesdays are free, the space is interesting for your simply architecture and landscape and view of the Park. A visit which yields beautiful pictures!
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  • I was disappointed with the amount of art to see. The building seems to be able to accommodate a lot more than the three exhibits that were open when we went. The Gaudi/Barcelona exhibit was cool. Fre...  more »
  • With various exhibitions and a greater interaction with the urban art, this museum surprised me very positively.
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  • Iconic building must visit of Rio by architect Affonso Eduardo Reidy surrounded by the Burle Max Flamengo Park.
  • Awe-inspiring architecture in scenic setting paves the way to the spectacular modernist art inside. A must-see for locals and tourists.
  • Although small, the MAM have a really interesting collection and events. The building is also beautiful.
  • I was really looking forward to visiting this museum. However, prior to paying our ticket a lady explains that HALF of the exhibition is closed due to renovations. I assumed her next sentence would be "and because of that we are offering half price tickets." OH NO!!!! She wanted us to pay FULL price for a HALF of an exhibition!!! How does this make ANY sense? I even asked her for a discount just in case she somehow forgot to tell us about some type of discount. She confirmed that we would pay FULL price for a HALF of an exhibition. Needless to say, we did not go see the half show for the full price. Ridiculous!
  • Fantastic museum both in its collection and architecture. Recommended!