Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

Instituto Inhotim

About the Museum


Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim
Photo: Eduardo Ortega Estudio

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim
@WilliamGomes, Photo: William Gomes

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim
Photo: Eduardo Eckenfels

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim
Photo: Ricardo Mallaco

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim
Photo: Daniela Paoliello

Exterior View, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim

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)

Collection Highlights


Doug Aitken

Sonic Pavilion

Lygia Pape

Ttéia 1C

Olafur Eliasson

Viewing Machine

Hélio Oiticica

Invenção da cor, Penetrável Magic Square # 5, De Luxe

Cildo Meireles

Desvio para o vermelho I: Impregnação

Adriana Varejão

Celacanto provoca maremoto

Chris Burden

Beam Drop Inhotim

Matthew Barney

De lama lâmina

Yayoi Kusama

Narcissus Garden Inhotim

Tunga

True Rouge
Instituto Inhotim: Collection Highlights

Doug Aitken

Sonic Pavilion, 2009
glass-and-steel pavilion lined with plastic film; 202-meter-deep tubular well, microphones and sound-amplifying equipment, 335 x 1400 cm

Lygia Pape

Ttéia 1C, 2002
metalized threads

Olafur Eliasson

Viewing Machine, 2001
stainless steel, and metal, 190 x 530 cm

Hélio Oiticica

Invenção da cor, Penetrável Magic Square # 5, De Luxe, 1977
painting on masonry wall, metal, and glass cover, fence, boulder, 15 x 15 x 4,5 m

Cildo Meireles

Desvio para o vermelho I: Impregnação, 1967-84
various materials

Adriana Varejão

Celacanto provoca maremoto, 2004-08
oil and plaster on canvas, 110 x 110 cm each, 184 pieces

Chris Burden

Beam Drop Inhotim, 2008
concrete, and 71 steel beams, 12 x 12 x 11 m

Matthew Barney

De lama lâmina, 2009
geodesic dome glass and steel; skidder, carving high-density polyethylene, 8 x 14 x 55 m

Yayoi Kusama

Narcissus Garden Inhotim, 2009
stainless steel spheres, variable dimensions

Tunga

True Rouge, 1997
nets, wood, blown glass, glass pearls, red paint, sponges, snooker balls, brushes, felt, crystal balls, 1315 x 750 x 450 cm
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