Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Sao Paulo

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Housing an impressive collection of over 8,000 works, Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand and other Sao Paulo attractions using our handy Sao Paulo trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Cultural tour much sought after by those who come to Sao Paulo. The Museum has many exhibitions. Besides the permanent collection, which is sensational: Renoir, Picasso, Anita Malfatti, Da Vinci, Modigliani, Di Cavalcanti. Only famous artists ... We see works there, I never thought to see up close. Not to be missed!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Not so much to say and to feel in this magical place. Especially now with the return of the Crystal easels, designed by the Architect Lina Bo Bardi, tb author of the design of the Museum. Miss the works of Renoir, among many other of this Rico collection, acquired in your most by Pietro Maria Bardi (a genius). Underground, a very interesting restaurant
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  • August 13, 2017
    Has to be one of the more impressive art collections in Latin America. Artists spanning the Renaissance to Contemporary time periods are represented (El Greco to Monet to Picasso). Their permanent col...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    MASP is great. You can get in free a few days a week. You can't enter with a backpack, but you can leave your bags with security. I left a backpack with a laptop and other electronics inside of it, and was not robbed. The museum has great exhibits. My favorite part is the restaurant on the bottom floor. It is a buffet that costs R$50 and is absolutely amazing. Tons of vegetarian and vegan options, many well prepared meats and side dishes, at least 7 desserts to choose from. You don't need to enter the museum to eat lunch there.
  • July 20, 2017
    The building structure is good. Art placed in MASP is modern and some old art also. I am just illiterate on Modern arts. So it was just colours and structure. People who like arts, they will spend time here.
  • June 17, 2017
    Great museum. The building hangs entirely from two arms at each side with four supports to the floor. Great exhibits. There is a fair of craftsmen on the clear space below the building on the side of Av. Paulista. Good walk and visit.
  • June 9, 2017
    It was very beautiful. The building is stunning. The only thing I didn't like was the way the art was placed on the third floor. The description was behind the painting and there was no definite line to follow. So it was easy to get confused as to what you had and hadn't seen.
  • July 31, 2017
    A must see art museum. Tuesdays entry free but be there early since there is usually a huge queue. Easily accessible from the Trianon-MASP metro.

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