About the Museum
Instituto Inhotim is a Contemporary Art Center and Botanical Garden, with an area of 140 hectares surrounded by beautiful landscapes, lakes, forests and mountains which visitors can explore. The museum permanently exhibits important works by renowned national and international artists.
There are 23 galleries (19 permanent and four temporary) and 23 large-scale works of art spread throughout the vast green landscape. Artists such as Tunga, Adriana Varejão, Chris Burden, Cildo Meireles, Claudia Andujar, Matthew Barney, Doris Salcedo and Doug Aitken are represented in the artistic collection, among others.
Inhotim collaborates with artists to commission new works and adapt existing ones to new spaces. The artworks are meant to innovatively integrate with nature, providing the visitor with a unique experience. In the botanical field, which consists of a collection of about five thousand plants, the public has the opportunity to discover species from every continent – some of them rare and endangered.
The artistic and botanical collections are widely used in Inhotim's socio-educational and environmental projects aimed at promoting human development and conservation of biodiversity.
(Photo: William Gomes)