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Museu de Arte Contemporanea da USP

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We LOVED the art and exhibitions, but...

Great exhibition and great art. Layout and presentation is perfect. The variety in the pieces is... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
TwoAndAHalfTraveller
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One of the best city views!

I only walked through one floor of exhibits, but the top floor of the museum has an outdoor patio... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
swazijem
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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 Mar 2017
“We LOVED the art and exhibitions, but...”
11 Aug 2016
“One of the best city views!”
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Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral 1301 | Universidade de São Paulo - Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04094-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This lovely gallery seems to be in the most inaccessible place! Right in the centre of the university campus, even the bus drivers (let alone the locals) don't seem to know it's there. But when you find it, its so worth the trek. It has...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great exhibition and great art. Layout and presentation is perfect. The variety in the pieces is very cool and setting up the exhibition "La Casa" according to themes and not according to time, artist or country works well. Only downside is that there is no...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

I only walked through one floor of exhibits, but the top floor of the museum has an outdoor patio where you can get one of the best views of Sao Paulo! It's free to enter, so no reason not to visit. Plus, it's right next...More

Thank swazijem
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Not everyone in São Paulo knows about the fantastic "Museu de Arte Contemporânea", simply known as "MAC". It has quite recently moved to a fantastic (and totally renovated) building projected by Brazilian iconic architect Oscar Niemeyer, overlooking "Parque do Ibirapuera" and its green lawns. There,...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2015

Well, I had the hotel call to find out what time last entry was for the museum and to get assurance they were indeed open -- after spending 1.5 hours in traffic in a cab trying to get to the nuclear-bomb-hit University Campus (weekends there...More

Thank Matars_Z
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This lovely gallery seems to be in the most inaccessible place! Right in the centre of the university campus, even the bus drivers (let alone the locals) don't seem to know it's there. But when you find it, its so worth the trek. It has...More

1  Thank PansyUK
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This museum is not massive, but it's growing with new arrivals from the artist Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988) and many others. There is no fee to get in and the besides the art, the building is very pretty! After visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art, you...More

Thank RLuiz
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The new MAC-USP is still quite empty, but they have nice pieces of art, including sculptures and paintings. You should not miss Di Cavalcanti's exhibit on the 7th floor and go to the terrace on the 8th floor. From there you'll have a 360º view...More

1  Thank Doris Satie F
Reviewed 4 July 2013

If you like modern Architecture (NIEMAYER) and contemporary art this is a nice place to visit...the museum is been moved from its "temporary"(more than 30 years) location to its new location in the former department of transit building (which was one of the most ugliest...More

Thank e1000lewing
Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

We spent about R$60 to and from the location on the City University. There were NO masters of modern art as mentioned in the review from 2005(!). I'm assuming all the good stuff is at the location in Ibirapuera Park. But we'll never know. Please...More

Thank Houstonista
Reviewed 5 December 2005

I appreciated this somewhat off the beaten path museum located at the verdant Ciudade University(Reachable by buses near the Clinicas Metro Station). At the this art museum,I saw excellent paintings by Picasso,Leger,Kandinsky,Modigliani,Diego Rivera,Emilio Di Cavalcanti,Tarsila Do Amaral,and Candido Portinari.

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