About the Museum
The Museus de Arte Brasileira da Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado was conceived as a visual art museum, particularized in Brazilian art produced by Brazilian or foreign artists based in Brazil. Currently the collection also has a collection of foreign art, linked to the program of activities of FAAP. The museum opened to the public on August 10, 1961, with the exhibition "Baroque in Brazil", which brought together about 300 pieces of paintings, sculpture, jewelery, furniture, numismatics and documents. The exhibition and its parallel events were recognized as a national event, commemorating Brazilian culture. Still today, the sculptures sculpted in plaster of Aleijadinho and elements of the architecture of Minas Gerais and Bahia, made especially for the occasion by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute, are still present in the main building.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Beatriz Liet)