Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, Niteroi

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The UFO-shaped Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi exhibits works by contemporary Brazilian and international artists. The unusually shaped structure is the brainchild of none other than famed architect Oscar Niemeyer and, with a collection of over 1,200 artworks, remains one of the largest and most significant institutions of its kind in the country. Looking from the museum's observation room you can see the bay below, the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the surrounding mountainous landscape. The museum restaurant is a great place for discussing the art over a meal or a drink. Put Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi at the forefront of your travel plans using our Niteroi planner .
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  • Oscar Niemeyer, there are those who hate him and those who love him, but he was certainly an important modern architecture artist. This work is a masterpiece, which respects what he called to use in his works, the free and sensual curve. Then the location also makes the difference, on a small headland with the spectacular backdrop of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • The MAC - and its respective implementation - are the image/symbol of the city of Niterói. Milestone of post-modern architecture; the building was built high on a water mirror giving this large concrete tectonic mass a sense of lightness. An infinite and sensual external ramp of red floor concrete (referring to the communist ideals of the author) takes visitors to the upper floors of the Museum, gradually visualizing Guanabara Bay as the surrounding cities of Rio and Niteroi. Inside the museum is the administration, a commercial bookstore and exhibition galleries; while in the underground the restaurant. At the time of my visit, they were overhauling the building and exhibition hall. Therefore, I was not charged entry. From the city of Rio you can reach the Araroboia boat station, and from there take bus 47b to the door of the Museum. I recommend going in the afternoon as the sunset on this site is really amazing.
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  • One of the places in Rio with spectacular building structure and a good view. There is also a wonderful experience of contemporary art and a show of colours mixed with the sound of the waves as they break on the rocks below from the view in the windows of the museum. It's wonderful. However, I believe it lacks more expository art
  • The building of the museum is great and definitely worth seeing. The exhibition when we visited however was "too minimalist" to put it extremely kindly. There was basically nothing.
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