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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  • The Museum is amazing. The type of construction, supported by pillars, draws the attention of passers-by on the street. However, inside the Museum, what determines is the exposure is in the gallery. A lot of beautiful thing there, but also has things well without thanks.
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  • Worth the visit for the very structure of the Museum. Works by various artists on permanent exhibition. The price for access to the Museum is well-accessible. R$ entire R$ 15.00 30.00 elderly and children over 11 years. Children up to 10 years.
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  • Coming to the Museum: full of homeless man at the entrance, very dirty and disgusting. When you buy the tickets and will take the elevator, the feeling is the same, unfortunately. When you enter the exhibition: coming out of the elevator, it's another world. Everything is clean, organized, neat, air-conditioned, quiet and bright. The works of art are beautiful. I went with a small child (6 years), I was delighted with many paintings and sculptures. To take advantage of better, or go with baby carriage or go without child. Otherwise, the visit will be shorter, without being able to read the basic information of each work. The older works are the most beautiful. Simply charming. The recent, forgive me the artists and the masp, are not art. E.g. a common table of wood (these simple that you have at home) and a piece of glass that looks like someone threw a rock. A lot was under maintenance, only had two working spaces.
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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.