Museum of Contemporary Art, Rio de Janeiro


Museum of Contemporary Art - Rio

Opened in 1986 Rio’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) known as Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niteróiis  is a scene stealer. Designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer it houses  a permanent collection of paintings and sculptures from Brazilian artists whose works span five decades.

The permanent works are on renewable loan from Brazilian private collector Joao Sattamini, who has assembled one of the largest private collections of contemporary art.

This is the link for the Museum, unfortunately I could not find a version in English.

Oscar Niemeyer also designed the NovoMuseu Museum in Curitiba, Brazil, another fabulously designed building.


About Suzette Sayer

As part of my role as heritage consultant I am constantly on the look out for iconic forms of design and architecture. My current project is a grass roots initiative to create a Mobile Museum that captures the stories of the Gold Coast through community interactions in temporary pop-up exhibitions. The project aims to be facilitated through the Hip! (Heritage in Paradise) Mobile, a vintage style tear drop caravan equipped with a recording studio, and room for exhibition materials. So join us on this journey of discovery and help us uncover HIP! Suzette Sayer

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