Fodor's Expert Review Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM)
A great place to take the pulse of the vibrant Brazilian visual-arts scene, the Museum of Modern Art occupies a striking concrete-and-glass modernist building. Augmenting the permanent collection of about 6,400 works by Brazilian and international artists is the slightly larger Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection of modern and contemporary Brazilian art. MAM has earned respect over the years for its bold, often thought-provoking exhibitions, including a vibrant annual street-art festival. The venue also hosts events such as music performances and DJ sessions. Its theater screens Brazilian and international independent and art-house films.