São Paulo Museum of Modern Art
|São Paulo Museum of Modern Art|
|Location||Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil|
Founded by Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho, and built in 1948, the museum is modeled on the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Museum has a collection and includes more than 4,000 works by artists such as Anita Malfatti, Aldo Bonadei, Alfredo Volpi, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, José António da Silva, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Mario Zanini, and Pablo Picasso.
The museum was built as a temporary pavilion under a sinuous concrete Oscar Niemeyer-designed structure that crosses the Ibirapuera park. It has been offered several buildings in São Paulo in the past, including Niemeyer’s Oca building in the same open space, but its directors have chosen to maintain its current location — despite heavy criticism from Niemeyer and other architects, as it is said to be inadequate to house and display the collection. The museum was refurbished by the architect Lina Bo Bardi in the 1980s and gained protection as local heritage.
- São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (Portuguese)
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