Located in the heart of the city, Paulista Avenue, the MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – is one of the most important museums in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the main postcards of the city. It is on the list of the ten most visited tourist attractions of São Paulo, with a collection of about eight thousand pieces.
It features works by great names of the national painting (Candido Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti and Almeida Junior) and international (Raphael, Mantegna, Botticceli, Delacroix, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Matisse and Chagall).
There is also temporary exhibitions, which present various topics or supports. As national and international exhibitions of contemporary art, photography, design and architecture to take turns during the year, bringing to the public a universe of images. The visitor will always find something new when visiting the site.
People with special needs can also visit the MASP, because the building has accessible entrance, four adapted restrooms and elevators. Art works are exhibited in proper height and there are signs for the visually impaired.
Another point that attracts visitors is the architecture, with design Lina Bo Bardi, a modernist building that delights in having differently from conventional buildings. In construction, it is unique in the world with the main body resting on four side pillars, forming a span of 74 meters long. The span of MASP, as is known, was the scene of various events and on Sundays receives an antiques fair.
The inauguration took place in 1968 and 1982, the MASP was listed by Condephaat – Council of Historical Heritage Protection, Archaeological, Artistic and Tourist of the State and in 2003 by IPHAN – Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage.
Masp – Museum of Art of São Paulo
Address: Avenida Paulista, 1578 – Bela Vista – São Paulo (near Trianon-Masp Metro Station).
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10a.m. to 6 p.m. (box office open until 5 p.m.). Thursday, from10 a.m. to 8 p.m.(box office open untill 7h30 p.m.).
Phone: (11) 3251-5644.