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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  • People who work in the place are very friendly and cordial. In each room there is a guide who can explain the memories contained in that environment and bring facts about Emma Klabin. The collection kept at the Foundation's rich, some frames are fascinating. I loved every detail of the environment. The garden is a must ... the only thing that keeps you from forgetting you're in São Paulo, or stopping you from going back to the early 1980 's the noise of the attractions outside of the MIS that is across the Avenue.
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  • It's just a House. A house full of things that in any other, could easily be treated as old and outdated. But it's simply a wonderful collection, made for a House which, in turn, was designed to shelter it. The House is nice, let her curious and funny. IE: worth it!
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  • Facing the MIS, it pays to take the guided tour and stretch to meet the Ema Klabin Foundation. There are guided tours, but are not essential-just walk around the House knowing it as Emma rode (thought of as a House-photo gallery from the beginning) is pretty cool. There is a little video short explanatory and well done that also helps a lot. Conservation of the place great, beautiful gardens and musical events held in the open-air auditorium (covered) in the back.
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  • Lovely
  • Lugar incrível, um acervo de arte espetacular
  • Interessante para ser visitado
  • Lugar maravilhoso!!
  • 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!!