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Museum of Modern Art

The museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro was inaugurated in 1958, the MAM has a very unusual history. It is located near the national airport "Santos Dumont" in the Flamengo Park alongside Guanabara Bay, close to downtown. After a disastrous fire in 1978, hundreds of people all over the world flocked to rebuild this cultural treasure, helping repair the building and replace its collections. It currently houses some 11,000 works including paintings, sculptures and engravings by Brazilian and foreign artists, in addition to a specialized art library and a well-known cinemathèque that is among the most popular in town.


Architect Rio Affonso Eduardo Reidy (1909-1964) - one of the biggest names of Brazilian architecture - created a masterpiece with his concept of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, it is located in the Parque do Flamengo, a truly privileged setting. The idea of his concept was to have a dialogue with the landscape surrounding the building. The Horizontal composition of the building in contrast with the hills of Rio de Janeiro. The big windows bring the landscape architecture of Burle Max into the museum and the big spans give room to a spacious exhibition environment.

Opening Hours:


tue. thru fri. from noon until 6:00 pm.sat.,

sun. and holidays from noon until 7:00 pm.

dollar R$ 8,00 children under the age of 12 pay half price.

Museum of Modern Art

Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo Rio de Janeiro RJ 20021-140 Brazil

Latitude: -22.913713
Longitude: -43.171753
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