About the Museum
The Maria Luisa and Oscar Americano Foundation was established by Oscar Americano in March 1974, two years after the death of Maria Luisa Ferraz Americano, donating to the city of São Paulo, in addition to the house where they lived with their children for 20 years, collection of works of art and extensive park. Preserving nature, gathering pieces and documents linked to the history of Brazil, conducting courses, concerts and other cultural activities, the Foundation Maria Luisa and Oscar Americano offers visitors a panorama of the past and the present of the country. Expanded and enriched continuously, space of the Foundation allows a view of the various stages of history. In it, it is possible to visit a collection consisting of paintings from the XVII century, furniture, silverware, porcelain, tapestry and sacred art from the 18th century. What gives unity to the extensive temporal scope of the collection (about four centuries), as well as to its thematic range, is the feeling of Brazilianness that is present in it and that remains alive among those responsible for its continuity.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Fernando Stankuns)