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Instituto Tomie Ohtake

Avenida Faria Lima, 201 | Entrance via Rua dos Coropes, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05426-010, Brazil
+55 11 2245 1900
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Gorgeous outside BUT INSIDE... Not good

I always loved this building. When flying at the final to touch down at congonhas airport this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Xistudo
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Do not miss it !

This modern and contemporary art Institute is one of the visits in Sao Paulo you can not miss... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Jose H
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Topped by a purple-and-burgundy-striped conversation piece of a skyscraper at the north pole of Faria Lima, the cultural center named after a renowned Japanese-Brazilian artist (whose son designed the building) features a rotating schedule of visual art exhibitions, including award-winning photography, avant-garde sculptures, and even decorative cachaça bottle labels. The institute is, quite simply, one of the city's best art venues.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Faria Lima, 201 | Entrance via Rua dos Coropes, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05426-010, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always loved this building. When flying at the final to touch down at congonhas airport this building is just majestic! The art gallery is fantastic, the restaurant too. But my team made an event there for 300 people and I was impressed negatively for...More

Thank Xistudo
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This modern and contemporary art Institute is one of the visits in Sao Paulo you can not miss! Artists from different parts of the globe expose here, like Yoko Ono along with brazilian ones. Cheap and a pleasant sight for the afternoon promenade.

Thank Jose H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Saw the Yoko Ono exhibit there. Wonderful hands on experience, and interesting to watch others view this as well.

Thank Koby B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I love these place, they always have great exposition of art and also workshops, it is a good thing to do in SP

Thank AnaLu2014
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This institute has a beatiful building. There is many arts of Tomie Ohtake and has a seasonal exposition. There is a theater there too. Nearby there is some bars, restaurants and coffee

Thank RodrigoTS20
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The building has an attractive look from outside. The interior is modern and well-designed. There's a charming restaurant which comfortable to sit in, I don't know about the food because it closed by the time I got there(after 17:00). It was blessed to see Gaudi's...More

Thank Puithedog
Reviewed 31 January 2017

It was very quiet when we visited one morning in January 2016. There was a very interesting exhibition going on which also had a film by Ray Eames. It has a couple of great shops inside that sell local artisan pieces too. I really loved...More

Thank Di B
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for a lazy Sunday stroll. Not disappointed. The exhibition was well laid out and in English. The initial exploration of the mondernist movement provided sufficient contextual background to Gaudi and his works. Interesting and educative. Worth the $R 12.00 admission fee for the...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived too late to spend enough time but thoroughly enjoyed the great Gaudi exhibit. What an amazing genius.

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Institute offers a wonderful external and internal aesthetic experience. The architecture is extravagant and exciting but at the same time intensely practical. The exhibition spaces are relatively small and intimate and there is an excellent restaurant. I saw the Gaudi Barcelona exhibition which was...More

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Pinheiros
Exploring Pinheiros, a neighbourhood known for cozy
restaurants and cafes, you will notice a youthful
energy. Several cultural centres and institutes
surround the area and even its main church, Calvário,
hosts a traditional Brazilian “Festa Junina” - a
celebration with traditional music, dance, and food
during the months of June and July. On the weekends,
residents gather at Benedito Calixto Square, a loud
...More
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