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Museu Internacional De Arte Naïf do Brasil (International Museum of Naïve Art from Brazil)

  • Rua Cosme Velho 561 Map It
  • Cosme Velho

Updated 06/20/2013

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More than 6,000 art naïf works by Brazil's best self-taught painters, along with some by their counterparts from around the world, grace the walls of a colonial mansion that was once the studio of painter Eliseu Visconti. The museum, near the station for the train to Corcovado, grew out of a collection started decades ago by a jewelry designer. The works on display date from the 15th century to the present. Don't miss the colorful, colossal 7×4–meter (22×13–foot) canvas that depicts the city of Rio; it reportedly took five years to complete.

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Rua Cosme Velho 561, Rio de Janeiro, 22241–090, Brazil

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021-2205–8612; 021-2205–8547

Sight Details:

  • R$16
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–6, weekends and holidays noon–6

Updated 06/20/2013


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Oct 18, 2009

Museu de Arte Naif do Brasil Review

We tried to visit this museum in Sept 09. We arrived & the gates were locked. We called from outside the gates to learn that they are now only open by reservation and the entrance fee has increased to 20 Reals. It was our last day in Rio, so we never did make it there.

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