Modern Art Museum (MAM)

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Rio de Janeiro's Modern Art Museum (MAM) has a collection of 11 thousand works of modern and contemporary art. Some highlights from its collection are Mademoiselle Pogany, a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi (1920); Number 16 by Jackson Pollock (1950); Opal, magenta and black (1951) by Ben Nicholson, and the massive work by Georges Matthieu, Morte Antropofágica do Bispo Sardinha

Other important works are Urutu by Tarsila do Amaral and O Farol by Anita Malfatti.


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The collection is showcased in two large exhibitions - Gilberto Chateaubriand and Joaquim Paiva, which include many other sculptures and paintings from internationally acknowledged artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore; Latin American artists such as Joaquin Torres García and Joaquin Cruz Díez; and Brazilian artists such as Di Cavalcanti, Lygia Clark, Helio Oiticica, Franz Weissmann and Amílcar de Castro.

There is also a representative exhibition of Brazilian photography with four thousand images from the nineties decade, which includes work by Pierre Verger, Geraldo de Barros, Miguel Rio Branco, Walter Firmo and Rosângela Rennó.

Open since 1958, the building is one of the masterpieces of Modernism. The project is by Rio de Janeiro native Affonso Eduardo Reidy ? one of the most important figures in national architecture. Gardens are by Burle Marx, with sculptures by Amilcar de Castro and Franz Weissmann. There is no permanent exhibition of the museum's collection - only temporary exhibitions on selected material. 


General Information

Address: Infante Dom Henrique Avenue, 85, Flamengo Park.
Phone: (+55 21) 2240-4944
Website: www.mamrio.com.br
Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday, from 12pm to 6pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 12pm to 7pm.

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