Museu Afro Brasil

Museu Afro Brasil

About the Museum


The Afro Brasil Museum (Museu Afro Brasil) is a public institution, subordinated to the Secretariat of Culture of the State of São Paulo and administered by the Associação Afro Brasil - Social Organization of Culture Association. Located in the Padre Manoel da Nóbrega Pavilion, within the most famous park in São Paulo, the Ibirapuera Park, the museum preserves a collection with more than 6 thousand works which consist of paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs, documents and pieces ethnological, of Brazilian and foreign authors, produced between the eighteenth century and the present day.

The collection encompasses several aspects of the African and Afro-Brazilian cultural universes, addressing topics such as religion, work, art, slavery, among other themes in recording the historical trajectory and African influences in the construction of Brazilian society. The museum exhibits part of its collection at the Long Exposure, conducts temporary exhibitions and has an auditorium and a specialized library that complement its Cultural Programming throughout the year.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Nicolas de Camaret)

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