About Anja H
Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Since Mar 2015
Formerly an enthusiastic backpacker and shoestringer trawling through Europe and South America, I now travel mainly with a pram and too many suitcases. Still not finished with neither South America, specifically Sao Paulo, nor Europe though.
Art Galleries, Art Museums
Speciality Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Conference & Convention Centres
MASP is Sao Paulo's traditional art museum with displays by national and international masters such as Portinari, Van Gogh and Degas. The building itself is remarkable and the collection is small enough for you to see most of it in a couple of hours.
This is quite an impressive piece of architecture. Parts of it remind me of the Guggenheim in New York, but in full color! (Plus, the colors of the building actually change according to the weather, so keep an eye out.) The Institute is at the forefront of modern art and also has an excellent restaurant, Santinho.
This is a unique museum that takes you on a journey into the art and history of the Portuguese language. The imaginative exhibitions and interactive displays include sound recordings of Brazilian poetry and local artifacts that beautifully turn literature into art.
If you are interested in audio visual arts, this museum is for you. It has some very interesting temporary exhibitions that change often. There is also an art house cinema which shows a variety of independent, art, and silent films.
MuBE (Museu Brasileiro da Escultura) is a small museum and theater, which hosts a variety of events, performances and concerts. Go and enjoy the beautiful sculpture garden designed by Burle Marx.
CCBB is an art institute sponsored by the Banco do Brasil. It houses an art gallery with some really interesting temporary exhibitions, and it is certainly worth looking up what is on while you are in town. There is also a cinema and a cafe housed inside this beautiful art deco building.
This museum explores the immigrant history of Sao Paulo. The building itself originally served as a hostel for immigrants arriving to the city, and the displays show the conditions they lived in at the time. It is an absolutely fascinating place that lets you dig deeper into the cultural history of the city.
The Pinacoteca is the oldest all-round art museum in Sao Paulo, with a focus on 19th and 20th century Brazilian painting. The beautiful building was designed by Ramos de Azevedo who is also the man behind the impressive Municipal Theater and Sala Sao Paulo.