About the Museum
Pinacoteca de São Paulo focuses on visual art produced in Brazil from the 19th century to the present. Founded in 1905 by the São Paulo State Government, Pinacoteca is the oldest visual art museum in the city. Pinacoteca's collection began with the transfer of 20 works from Paulista Museum; over the years it has grown to form a significant collection, now comprised of nearly 10,000 works. In 2004 Pinacoteca incorporated a Pina Estação, a building at Largo General Osório, which was completely renovated by the architect Haron Cohen.