More information on Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo
Description: Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo
The Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo - MAM is a public interest civil society, non-profit, and is one of the most important museums in Latin America. Its misson is to collect, study, promote and disseminate modern and contemporary art in Brazil, making it accessible to as many people as possible.
Part of its collection over 5000 works, bringing together more than a thousand artists among the most expressive of modern and contemporary art in Brazil.
The MAM maintains an annual schedule of major exhibitions and promotes every two years, the Panorama of Brazilian Art, one of the most important and traditional exhibitions periodically held in Brazil.
The museum also has an intense schedule of cultural and educational activities, with the completion of courses, workshops and visits. A mission to spread the art and culture is supported by the Library of MAM, which offers more than 65 thousand titles and documents for experts and the general public and by industry publications, with the catalog publishing, and specific works of the quarterly magazine Modern. The educational sector of the MAM serves students from public and private, and create and disseminate educational and cultural projects for people with special needs.
MAM is located in Ibirapuera Park, the most important green area of São Paulo, between the Pavilion of the Biennale and Oca, a set designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1954.
The building of MAM was reformed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1969 to house the headquarters of the museum. They are part of the premises of MAM two exhibition galleries, studios, library and an auditorium for two hundred people, plus a restaurant and a museum store, with objects of design and products with the brand of MAM.
The exhibition area, restaurant and indoor spaces are visually integrated into the vegetation of the Ibirapuera Park and the Sculpture Garden, which houses works from MAM's collection in an area of 6 square meters with landscaping by Burle Marx.
MAM was founded in 1948 at the initiative of businessman Francisco Matarazzo, and its creation was inspired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and is concomitant with the emergence of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM-RJ). The foundation of MAM coincides with an important period of institutionalization of the Brazilian artistic milieu, also punctuated by the emergence of the Art Museum of São Paulo (MASP), the film company Vera Cruz, the Brazilian Comedy Theatre (TBC) and the founding of the Cinematheque Brasileira.
Iirapuera Park, Gate 3 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil 04094-000
Phone: +55 (11) 5085-1300 / Fax: +55 (11) 5549-2342
Official Web Site: http://www.mam.org.br
Box Office: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Mondays (including holidays)
Price: R$ 5.50
Half price for students on presentation of card-carrying
Free for children under 10 and seniors over 65 years, members of the MAM and employees of partner companies
Free entry on Sundays
Access for disabled
Blue Zone Parking – R$ 3,.00 per two hours. Weekdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Access to bus and metro:
Subway stations are nearby Santa Cruz, Vila Mariana, Ana Rosa, Paraíso, Brigadeiro, running from Monday to Sunday from 6:00 am to 24:00
Use the bus or taxi to the MAM.
Tips Buses that pass through Ibirapuera: Season of Light - Line 5154 - Terminal Santo Amaro / Metro Bras - Line 5630 - Jd. Eliana / Ana Rosa Subway - Line 675N - Terminal Santo Amaro - Line 677A - Vila Gilda - Line 775C - Jardim Maria Sampaio / Metro Vila Mariana - The Line 775 - Jardim Adalgiza.Photo by: Eduardo Loureiro