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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  • World reknown artworks displayed in a very unusual fashion so you can get a very up close look. Curated mostly in a historical sequence. We really enjoyed it. Inexpensive for the masterpieces they hav...  more »
  • A must see. Visit the museum, it's affordable and worth your time. World famous painters, Brazilian art works etc.  more »
  • Small, but quality museum with impressive works from the Masters of Europe, as well as Brazilian contemporaries. Well worth a visit!  more »
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  • 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.
  • Without a doubt, the coolest art museum I've ever been to. The building itself is a piece of art worth seeing. They have a fantastic selection of Brazilian artists along with the usual European artists you might find in the Smithsonian or the New York Metropolitan. If you are is Sao Paulo, you must go here!
  • A must see in Sao Paulo. I was impressed with the exibitions. Also, I wasn't expecting to see a Renoir in Brazil, that was nice!
  • Amazing building design and great presentation of the art. One of the most bizarre yet entertaining collections I have seen ( seen most major museums in Europe). Go on Tuesday, the entrance is free
  • $ Definitely one of the best museum in Brazil. Can't miss pictures from Portinari, incredible!! There is all famous painters too, like monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, van Gogh. There is a restaurant on the subfloor ($$$) with a splendid food and beverage, don't miss it.