Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo

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Hidden away in the campus of the University of Sao Paulo, Museum of Contemporary Art houses one of Latin America's largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th century Western art. Hosting approximately 8,000 works of contemporary art, the museum contains pieces from artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Picasso, Joan Miró, and Tarsila do Amaral. Put Museum of Contemporary Art on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sao Paulo trip maker.
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  • Not only the exhibitions were interesting, but the skyline view you have on the top floor make the visit worth it. Will be back with a camera! 
    Not only the exhibitions were interesting, but the skyline view you have on the top floor make the visit worth it. Will be back with a camera!  more »
  • Built in 1963, and located a short walk from the park, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) offers free admission and an expansive collection of works from Brazilian and South American artists. Spread.....  more
    Built in 1963, and located a short walk from the park, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) offers free admission and an expansive collection of works from Brazilian and South American artists. Spread.....  more »
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  • This is an absolute MUST! Whether you are an art lover or not, visiting the MAC is a great FREE way to get a panoramic view of São Paulo. The art is wonderful, the entrance is FREE and the rooftop restaurant (though I did not get to go) is really nice and offers a great view. NOTE: The restaurant closes at 5 PM and reopens at 7 PM but I was able to sit in the downstairs cafe and drink some coffee and work on my laptop. I really enjoyed the tranquil experience. They offer free lockers in the lobby for you to keep your things.
  • Interesting museum with a fairly extensive collection. I wish the art on show engaged more with current Brazilian art and society - despite the name, the focus was on XX century art, with relatively little from the past 2/3 decades or addressing contemporary social issues through art. Would be great to see some work by a new, younger generation of artists coming up in Brazil, which should be particularly easy to achieve considering that the museum is affiliated with the university. Great view on the top floor with a nice rooftop restaurant / bar.

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