Fundação Ema Klabin, Sao Paulo

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The Ema Gordon Klabin Cultural Foundation is an art museum located in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Officially established in 1978, it is a not-for-profit private institution, legally declared as an organization of federal public interest. It was created by the Brazilian collector and philanthropist Ema Gordon Klabin, with the purpose of preserving and displaying her art collection, as well as promoting cultural, artistic and scientific activities. The foundation is headquartered in Ema's former house in Jardins district, specially designed by architect Alfredo Ernesto Becker in the 1950s to hold her collection. The house is surrounded by a 4,000 square meters garden projected by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.The Foundation's collection includes more than 1,500 pieces, covering some of the most compelling periods of Western art history, from Greek and Etruscan civilizations to European masters, with important works from the Dutch, Flemish, Italian and French schools, as well as works from Asian cultures, African and pre-Columbian art. Brazilian art is also outlined in the collection, which includes examples ranging from colonial period to the first generations of modernists. The Foundation's library holds an assemblage of rare books, ranging from illuminated manuscripts to incunables.
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  • When we visited this mausoleum, was really something out of the lineup and late afternoon rescue since the programming of MIS (next) was an xaxa. We were guided by Paloma in a interactive presentation showed us the Klabin family history, Klabin, sisters of each partition of the House where each site has a collection of historical art and even author and period of the work, as well as all the curiosities around the philanthropic who founded the Albert Einstein Hospital, I was particularly impressed with such personal collection , who enjoy antiques, books, works of art, sculptures will be similarly, because in this House you can have greater privilege of the view that in certain museums.
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  • The Place and a preciousness. The acquis and wonderful and have contact with the way of life of a person as special as Ema Klabin, enriches us.
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  • Very cool to see personal effects of Ema Klabin and his residence is worth seeing and go back to ancient times.
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  • Lugar incrível, um acervo de arte espetacular
  • Interessante para ser visitado
  • Projetado pelo paisagista Burle Marx, o jardim é um charme só, assim como toda a casa! Ema Klabin amava viajar e conhecer lugares novos, então sua casa foi toda projetada e decorada tendo como referência os lugares que visitou mundo afora, como o Palácio de Sanssouci, em Potsdam, Alemanha. Além disso, entre quadros, livros raros, mobiliário antigo e objetos decorativos, há mais de 1500 obras, reunidas pela empresária ao longo de sua vida. A casa-museu fica localizada no Jardim Europa, em frente ao MIS, e pode ser visitada livremente nas sextas-feiras, das 14h às 17h, e aos sábados, das 13h às 17h. Há visitas monitoradas aos sábados de hora em hora! 😉 Vale muito a visita!!
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  • museu casa espetacular, diante de tanta ostentação por via de obras e adornos arquitetônicos, há um simplório acervo de peças africanas incrível, parte da coleção da fundação ema klabin.
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