Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo is located in Parque Ibirapuera. The museum was designed in 1950's by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and his team. The museum has a diverse collection of works and has the most important collection in Latin America. We enjoyed our time at the museum and visited all the exhibiting areas and we were also able to visit the rooftop where there were spectacular views of Parque Ibirapuera and of Downtown São Paulo.
Written 14 February 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
MAC is a very nice gallery with many beautiful collections of twentieth century contemporary and modern art. Impressively beautiful works of art by Brazilian and other artists.
Written 2 October 2022
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Bruna @ I Heart Brazil
Sao Paulo, SP14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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!
Written 3 September 2020
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Gavin M
Chester, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The museum is just a short walk from the park. Its free to get in and there are 4 or 5 floors of really interesting art focusing on Brazilian and South American art. There is a great cafe and a restaurant with views of Sao Paulo.
Written 6 August 2019
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA3,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I enjoyed several hours at the museum. They have an eclectic collection of art from
European impressionists to Brazilian contemporary artists and it’s FREE.

A massive cat greets you on the first floor and later you will bump into an elephant and a rhino. The collection includes paintings, statues, devices and visual arts. I started on the 8th floor observation deck that provides a great view of Ibiripuera Park and the São Paulo skyline. The 7th floor exhibits include the Picasso, Chegall, Modigliani, Braque and Miro plus other paintings. The sixth floor focuses on South American artists.

I suggest pairing this with a visit to Ibiripuera Park. The museum is connected to the park by a pedestrian bridge.
Written 21 March 2019
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WC-Travelers-75
West Chester, PA2,199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Couples
We spent 2+ hours here on our last day in Sao Paolo. While the promise of Modiglianis, Chagalls, Picassos, Braques and Miros brought us here, the Brazilian and South American artists were most enjoyable. A breath of fresh air from Eurocentric art. We spent most of our time on Floors 6 and 7.

Do not miss the Observatory for views over Sao Paolo and Ibirapuera Park.
Written 28 March 2018
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bethany821
New York City, NY38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2013 • Family
The museum is what it should be, well lit and full of native, contemporary, and international art. It is always evolving. As an artist I was happy to see artists from all over the world well represented. Each room was a delight in art and culture.
Written 17 October 2013
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JAEMH
Europe425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This place is amazing. You walk through art history in a most excited exposition. Also the overview of the work of the Brazilian artist Tarsila was an eyeopener.
Written 29 May 2019
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Stephanie
Sao Paulo, SP33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Few places have it all. And lucklily the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) is one of them.
The museum features a wide range of artistic pieces, from Tarsila do Amaral to Yoko Ono (this one is right at the museum entrance). With an impressive a collection the museum is only a short walk from Ibirapuera Park.
To top it all it has a nice café, with brunch options and a restaurant at the top of the buidilng.
At the beautiful deck at the terrace (open to visitors any day, any time and for free) you can see the park, A Oca and the Ibirapuera Auditorium (a venue for concerts).
The best time to go there is on a sunny day.
Written 4 February 2019
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Yuri M
Kenosha, WI33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
Nice buffet (>$20), very fresh stuff, clean and friendly and good service, pretty expensive, however.
Written 16 May 2017
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