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 sounds like a large museum, but they tell you only two floors are open, and then it turns out the only thing on one of the floors is a "video", which is a piece of seconds-long video art on a...  more »
  • Definitely a must if you are around the area. Free entrance on Tuesdays is a bonus. Exhibits are interesting and very much a mixture of new and old. Make sure you "keep your wits around you" as the...  more »
  • This is a must see. 2 levels of exhibitions (lift or stairs). A little shop for souveniers. The entrance fee wasn't overly pricey (can't remember exact amount). Antiques market on Sundays underneath.....  more »
  • The downstairs portion was quite fascinating with all of the different paintings as well as after the first few rows of the upstairs. The first few rows upstairs was all trying to make some sort of political statement (which is not what attracts me to art/museums). Other than this, the staff was lovely and museum was great!
  • in the early 2000s, returning on average 1-2 times a year. Exhibitions with renowned names and a large underground theater are hallmarks of the museum. In the free space it is possible to follow the outdoor sessions of Mostra SP and the fair, however on normal days the place is infested with people of bad nature. When passing there, be careful with your belongings
  • I went here with my girlfriend and it was a great experience to see some beautiful art from modern to renaissance. I was very pleased with the variety and quality of the art. It was a little bit of a wait to get in but definitely worth it, great environment and staff. Thanks for the experience and I hope you can continue to bring more art to the public.
  • The visit at MASP cannot be missed for those passing through São Paulo. Plural, Diverse and Inclusive Museum. It brings together the best exhibitions of arts, music, etc. I highly recommend the visit. On this visit I followed the works of Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Beatriz Milhazes, etc.
  • Incredible. My wife and I spent about 2 hours in the museum and could've been there longer. I'm not art person by any means and I have a new level of appreciation for art especially paintings. We had a friend with us who was a bit of a guide which really helped, explaining the history and the type of art for us to gain a deeper understanding. Highly recommend to visit MASP if you venture to Sao Paulo. The staff did a nice job and it's very easy to get in and out. We took the stairs, there are a lot of them, haha.

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