Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo

Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo

About the Museum


The Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo (Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo) was created in 1963 when the University of São Paulo received the collection of the former MAM of São Paulo, formed by the collections of the couple of patrons Yolanda Penteado and Ciccillo Matarazzo, for the collections of works acquired or received in donation during the period of the old MAM and the prizes of the Biennials of São Paulo until 1961.

In its early years, the museum sought to preserve, study and display the collection, while at the same time becoming one of the main centers in the South to collect, study and display works related to the various aspects of conceptual art, new technologies and works that problematized the modern tradition. Aware of its role as a catalyst for new professionals in the fields of theory, history and art criticism, in addition to those connected to the universes of museology and museography, MAC USP has become recognized as an important center in all these areas, as well as those linked to education through art.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Governo do estado de São Paulo)

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