Exterior View, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

About the Museum


Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Interior View, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Interior View, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Exterior View, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Exterior View, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Interior View, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Interior View, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Throughout its history, the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAMRio) has been mindful of its role within the society for which it was created. As a Carioca institution par excellence, it has consistently participated in Brazilian art’s key moments, including those involving Rio. In addition to being a space for creating and reflecting on art and the city, MAMRio is also part of a broader history. Located in one of modern Brazilian architecture’s most stunning buildings and overlooking one of the world’s most famous views, this museum successfully blends everyday activities with the beauty of art and nature. From the inception of this project, architect Affonso Eduardo Reidy was intent on bequeathing to the city an institution that is a monument to the modern idea of a Brazil in permanent transformation. Using simultaneously Brazilian and universal architecture, Reidy transformed MAMRio into a museum that showcases not only Rio, but also its visitors. For more than 50 years, this building has been a landmark for architects and tourists from every corner of the globe. MAMRio’s internationally-renowned collection features more than 15,000 works (with nearly 7,000 loaned from the Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection) and 1,500 images by Brazilian and foreign photographers from the Joaquim Paiva Collection. Its Cinemateca, one of the most important in Latin America, holds more than 7,400 titles. MAMRio’s impressive documents collection, which specialises in visual arts and cinema, also attests to the museum’s grandiosity and relevance.

Collection Highlights


Tarsila do Amaral

The Fruit Vendor

Hélio Oiticica

Piercing

Constantin Brancusi

Mlle. Pogany II

Cildo Meireles

Marulho

Antonio Dias

Poeta/Pornógrafo
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro: Collection Highlights

Tarsila do Amaral

The Fruit Vendor, 1925
oil on canvas
Gilberto Chateaubriand/MAM Rio Collection

Hélio Oiticica

Piercing, 1958
gouche on cardboard, 51 x 57.8 cm
Gilberto Chateaubriand/MAM Rio Collection

Constantin Brancusi

Mlle. Pogany II, 1920
bronze , 43.4 x 19 x 26.5 cm
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro Collection. Acquired via Edital Artes Visuais da Petrobras. Photo: Vicente de Mello

Cildo Meireles

Marulho, 1991/2001
wood, books and audio, (ed. 1/3), 347 x 1350 x 2300 cm
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro Collection. Acquired via Edital Artes Visuais da Petrobras. Photo: Fábio Ghivelder.

Antonio Dias

Poeta/Pornógrafo, 1973
neon, 30 x 120 x 1 cm
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro Collection. Acquired via Edital Artes Visuais da Petrobras. Photo: Vicente de Mello
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