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Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3324 1000
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Pinacoteca is a museum of visual arts, with emphasis on Brazilian production since the nineteenth century. It belongs to the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture. It was founded in 1905 by the State Government of São Paulo and it is the oldest art museum in the city. It is installed in the old building of the Arts and Crafts College, designed in the late nineteenth century by the architect Ramos de Azevedo. In the 1990's it underwent an extensive renovation with the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha's project. Pinacoteca hosts about thirty exhibitions and receives about 450,000 visitors yearly. The museum's main focus is to promote to general public a better experience with visual arts with its collection, building and historical relevance.
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Praca da Luz 2, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01120-010, Brazil
+55 11 3324 1000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Depending on the exhibition being displayed, the museum is quite nice, especially due to its architecture. But its location is not very good, since it's really downtown. If you decide to go there, I would advise you to be very careful with your belongings and...More

Thank Larissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum has a broad array of brazilian art, although the country has a short art history, compared to european countries. It also present great expositions of international production of all times. The place is well kept and comfortable. It definitely worths visiting.

Thank Paulo B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small museum in Downtown SP is full a small gem. The building is worth a trip by itself. It mixes the old original structure with modern platforms allowing the visitor to wonder from one gallery to another. The Brazilian contemporary artist gallery (R.Wright on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place. I have lived in Sao Paulo and never visited since this year decided to go. Nice paitings and very organized place. Saw some Portinari´s and clean place. Museum offer free of charge media so you can listen what meand each thing and...More

Thank Marcus A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can spend many hours . Nice place to see great talent together . One of best museum of art from Brazil.

Thank Reinaldo C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great art gallery! We went after school holidays because during it it's quite hard to enter because you have to wait on a massive queue! It's amazing inside! We saw from Brazilian modern art to classic European paints! Great place to gain knowledge and have...More

Thank ppin0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

O acervo é maravilhoso e o prédio também! Nosso preferido em São Paulo. Amazing collection and the building is also worth it! Its the one we like the most in São Paulo.

Thank Marina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was no English explanation for the art pieces - just an English title at best. Did not understand what the art pieces mean or are trying to say. If you someone who likes to have a brief insight into the history of art pieces...More

Thank apple_jeans
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Pinacoteca museum has always very interesting temporary exibition and now they are presenting a permanent exibition of the Nemirovsky collection of Brazilian Modern art. A must see. Some of the most important Brazilian artists and there most significant Paintings are in exibition.

Thank Zeev C
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Pinacoteca is easily accessed by metro, and displays a nice permanent art collection and occasional temporary exhibits in its solid, roomy four-story building dating from the early 1900s. A good place to appreciate the work of Brazilian modernists like Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973), Alfredo Volpi...More

Thank D. A
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