About the Museum
The Itaú Cultural Institute, designed by Olavo Egydio Setubal and created on 3 October 1986, aims to map artistic events and encourage research and artistic and theoretical production related to various cultural segments. The institute is dedicated to research and production of content, and can receive up to three exhibitions simultaneously, which usually bring a trajectory of musicians, actors, painters, artists, among other personalities that have contributed to the Brazilian culture. The shows are aimed at young people who will use them in the future for their own productions. Itau Cultural Institute also has a cinema, restaurants and coffee programs. Visitors have access to a collection of more than 30,000 documents addressing Brazilian art and culture in books, movies and collections of CDs and DVDs that can be both leased and used locally. The Itaú Numismatic Museum - Herculano Pires Museum can also be visited and has an average of 7,000 items, including coins, decorations and medals.
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