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Pinacoteca do Estado

  • Praça da Luz 2 Map It
  • Centro

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The highlights of the State Art Gallery's permanent collection include paintings by the renowned Brazilian artists Tarsila do Amaral and Cândido Portinari. Amaral, who died in São Paulo in 1973, applied avant-garde techniques, some of which she acquired while hanging out with the cubists in 1920s Paris, with Brazilian themes and content. Portinari, born in São Paulo State and known for his neorealistic style, also dealt with social and historical themes. The museum occupies a 1905 structure that was renovated in the late 1990s. The exterior recalls a 1950s brick firehouse, while the view through the central courtyard's interior windows evokes the cliffs of Cuenca, Spain. Admission is valid for same-day admission to the Estação Pinacoteca, the Pinacoteca's second branch, which is a short walk away at Largo General Osório 66. The area is sketchy so stay alert as you go, especially at night.

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Praça da Luz 2, São Paulo, 01120–010, Brazil

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Sight Details:

  • R$6, free Thurs. 5–10 and Sat.
  • Mon.–Wed. and weekends 10–8, Thurs. 10–10

Published 06/18/2015


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