Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Sao Paulo

(4.4/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I confess that I pass every day near the MASP and never did was something that brought me frustration. To learn that Tuesday admission is free, I filled with expectations. Another frustration. If not for the architectural exuberance, nothing surprises inside. The format as were placed the works, with their explanations and names on the back, very damaging, because by the time you get around to reading who is and artist and which refers, you no longer remember the details. becomes tiresome. I didn't think this attempt at innovation is something practical for a museum.
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  • 2nd floor to visit for the wealth of some paintings on display. 2nd basement is worth (paintings, Paulista avenue). The other floors are less interesting.
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  • I've heard so much of the MASP and curiosity by visiting Sao Paulo in a weekend of course, made it to the Paulista on Sunday and visit the famous Museum. I paid for the ticket, R$ 30.00 per person. We climbed up the main hall, we saw many works, famous and enjoyable, but that was it. Underground, there was another exhibition of another artist on Sao Paulo. After that, I was thinking what else would have and I had a great disappointment, the location could be better utilized, enjoy more of your fame and generate more traffic. In fact, R$ 30.00 per person for the offering is a bit extreme. In my opinion, R$ 10.00 was paid. Another point was the terrible service from the girl who was operating the elevator, a bad education that made me get out of there even more frustrated.
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  • One of best art museum in South America, not just Brazil. A excellent organization is used to facilitate visitors to get systematic art history information. The museum is smaller than another one in Buenos Aires, however collections are very completed, including works of almost all important art periods.
  • Not everyone will like this place. Those who would like to see some old art work should visit this place. You can see few photos before actually visiting this place. There are some photographs and some old objects are kept here which are related to history of place. So a person belonging to brazil may like but if you are not art lover just check pics otherwise you may feel you wasted some amount as when i visited the entry ticket was around 15 BRL
  • One of the postcards of Sao Paulo. Not only the architecture is amazing, but you can find a good collection of national and international artists. It is a medium sized museum, however has a amazingly complete collection of Portinari and international artists, as well as an changing exposition.
  • Simplesmente o museu de arte ocidental mais importante do hemisfério sul. Como os melhores museus do mundo, o prédio é o primeiro item do acervo a ser apreciado. Possivelmente a construção mais conhecida de São Paulo, outra obra-prima de Lina Bo Bardi. Dentro do prédio Portinari, Almeida Junior, Victor Meirelles, Benedito Calixto, Anita Malfatti, Di Cavalcanti e outros mestres brasileiros aparecem ao lado de Rafael, Renoir, Modigliani, Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Matisse, Degas, Cézanne e outros mestres mundiais. Como li uma vez em uma entrevista de um diretor de um dos principais museus norte-americanos "o MASP é uma caixinha de obras-primas".
  • The title and the text off pictures is on the glass plate BEHIND the pictures. It's nice to put the picture it's self in focus, but many like to read about the art too, same time as we enjoy the art.. But very good with a "open landscape" exhibition without walls.