Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, Sao Paulo

Housing an impressive collection of over 8,000 works, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP ranks among the largest and most comprehensive museums of Western art in Latin America. The collection features European paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, and decorative arts. The French and Italian schools form the main body of the collection, followed by Spanish, Portuguese, Flemish, Dutch, English, and German masters. The museum also keeps a large collection of Brazilian, African, Asian, and North American art. The main body of the building, supported by two lateral beams standing over 74 m (243 ft) of freestanding space, is considered a landmark of the city and a major symbol of modern Brazilian architecture. Check the museum’s official website for a detailed list of upcoming exhibitions and other cultural events. Put Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sao Paulo trip app .
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  • This imposing structure in the middle of Avenida Paulista is the site of several speeches, fairs and moments shared with friends on the go below the building. An important space for those who live in SP. the Museum very well organized, a little pricey but worth it. Paintings of great artistic value (and $ $), some temporary exhibitions. Is a must in SP, for your architectural and artistic importance.
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  • I've never entered the Masp and this year finally got it! I was delighted! the Museum really is wonderful and exceeds any expectation! Awesome walk in the middle of such important works, all very well maintained and organized! Note 1000!
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  • Despite all the glamour that revolves around the MASP, when compared to museums in Europe and United States, your collection is small, but you possess The Retreatants Portinari, one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. There was an interesting exhibition on the history of sexuality, since the dawn of the middle ages to the present day, touching on several issues even for a society which claims the modern 21st century. Thanks for the visit!
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  • The museum is pretty small and has a rotating temporary exhibit as well as a small permanent exhibit. The layout of the permanent exhibit is awesome, very modern and takes an interesting approach to the varied pieces of arts. In the center of one of the busiest parts of São Paulo, even people watching at the ground level can be entertaining. I'd say you'd spend a few of hours max if you really take the time to go through all the art.
  • Definitely a 'must go' in SP. Great expositions, great collection. The building itself is already great! The great space under it (I mean, at ground level) is the spot for the most important political demonstrations.
  • One of the best permanent collections I have ever seen features some of the greatest painters that ever lived in one place. Renoir to van Gogh, Rembrandt to El Greco, Titian to Rafael, Monet. The list is unbelievable and endless. Plan to spent several hours just on this one floor as you will need the time!
  • Excellent museum. Two months ago the museum had 75 Toulouse Lautrec paintings/drawings. What a treat it was to see them.
  • Assis Chateaubriand (better known by the acronym MASP) is one of the most important Brazilian cultural institutions. [2] It is located, since November 7, 1968, on Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, in a building designed by the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi to be its headquarters. Famous for the span of over 70 meters spanning four enormous pillars, designed by engineer José Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz [3], the building is considered an important example of Brazilian brutalist architecture and one of the most popular icons of the city of São Paulo. overturned by the three spheres of executive power. [4] The engineer responsible was Isac Grobman.

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