National Museum of Fine Arts

Cultural Centers - Rio de Janeiro


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The first items from the collections were brought by Dom João VI from Portugal, in 1808. Some years later, the collection of Joachin Lebreton, who led the French Artistic Mission in Brazil, was added to the original collection.

The collection of over 70 thousand works of every artistic craft has national and international origin works as well as a crafts, furniture and poplar art segment. Paintings such as the  A primeira missa no Brasil  (1860), by Vitor Meireles;  Batalha de Avaí  (1872 and 1877), by Pedro Américo; and  São Tomé das Letras  (1876), by Nicolau Facchinetti can be seen as well as works by Frans Post, Candido Portinari, Anita Malfatti, Lasar Segall, Alfredo Volpi and Auguste Rodin.

The museum building, from 1908, is a project by Spanish architect Morales de Los Rios and was listed by Inepac in 2006. 


General Information

Address: Rio Branco Avenue, 199, downtown Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (+55 21) 2219-8474
Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm; weekends from 12pm to 5pm. 

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