Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP

Avenida Paulista 1578, Sao Paulo

4.5

Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP) is an art museum located on Paulista Avenue of Sao Paulo. It is Brazil's first modern museum established in 1947. It exhibits an excellent collection of European and national art-pieces. The museum is considered to hold most important collection of European art in Latin America. The collection contains more than 8.000 art-pieces, paintings, statues, photographs, decorations and costumes. Those objects date back to different period and come from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Besides the permanent exhibition the museum also occasionally hosts temporary exhibitions, musical and theatrical performances.

The architecture of museum's buildings is another attraction on its own. It is an example of modern Brazilian brutalist architecture with glass and concrete structures. Besides the exhibitions rooms the building has a library, photo and video gallery, two auditoriums and workshop rooms, restaurant and a shop.

Plan your visit to the museum Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. On Mondays it is not working. The entrance ticket costs $ 10 per adult. There is a free admission for children under 10. Pre-book your tickets online!

Note that you can not take picture inside the museum using flash or selfie-sticks!

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Open Hours:

  • Tue

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 20:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Sun

    10:00 - 18:00

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Reviews

  • Paul Neyman

    5
    - 30 August 2018 -

    Loved the approach in the permanent art exhibition on the second floor: art works placed at eye level in glass which helps you get to the paintings up close and personal. Glass effect makes the works float in the air. A quick tour from medieval to contemporary art with some of the most known works by the masters.

  • Steven Berger

    5
    - 25 August 2018 -

    Fantastic museum. Great exhibits. European Masters and Brazilian painters together. Very neat way to show paintings- crystal easel. Had great temporary exhibit on afro American centric theme. Well done. Great restaurant in level -2. Dont be scared by homeless on ground floor or look of building. Definitely go!

  • Cezar Reggio

    4
    - 29 July 2018 -

    The actual exhibition brings a variety of renowned painters from across the periods. They are separated by time in history and you can see great names like Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, Rembrandt, Degas among many others. The only thing I didn't like it was the tag, which they put behind every master piece.

  • Daniel Inhauser Mesojedovas

    3
    - 26 July 2018 -

    It feels so empty nowadays. I miss seeing good collections on display here. Now it seems to be more about attracting people of a particular political inclination rather than having good art to behold.

  • Pit Herold

    5
    - 17 July 2018 -

    A beautiful museum that is a visit worthy in itself (by modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi). But the collection stole the show with impressive pieces from all periods. Interesting exhibition, and nice facilities troughout. Will return if I am ever in Brazil again

  • David M

    5
    - 23 June 2018 -

    The remarkable top level takes you on a journey through time with an introduction to a Greek marble, then over the course of the next couple of thousand years, you get to observe the peaks of artistic flair across the world. Notably, within the last century, how basic expression has come in more contemporary pieces. It’s a nice contrast to observe and encourages thought about the impact of world war, globalisation, religion and technology on the subject matter and skilful creation of pieces.

  • David Kelleher

    5
    - 15 June 2018 -

    Interesting place this. The way they hang the paintings is unique for me, mounted on glass pillars they almost appear to be floating in front of you. Also the proximity with which you can approach the paints, masterpieces or not allows another sensory experience of closeness that you might not get in other art museums. Perfect location on Avenida Paulista, very accessible by public transport (metro, bus etc.) and other sites with seeing are closeby too. Bars and restaurants are never too far away either.

  • Mathew Rowlands

    2
    - 07 June 2018 -

    Not worth the entry. Only 1 floor open when I visited,and was told at the booth that entry is not free this evening,when in fact it is. A con. Plus the exhibition held some rather interesting pieces,albeit from some big names. A lot of money for less than an hour's viewing.

  • Pat Corry

    5
    - 25 May 2018 -

    This museum is really worth a visit. It is over 2 floors. There are lots of paintings here and sculptures. The paintings are spread out over a number of years. The newer paintings at the back of a very large room . It is so easy to get too also . Just on the main st in a cool looking building

  • Aldric Thaufan Yapp

    5
    - 24 May 2018 -

    Went on Tuesday which is free. Building itself is piece of art. Enjoy the atmosphere with interesting pieces. Also a good café inside.

  • John Kaweske

    - 24 May 2018 -

    After living in Brazil for ten plus years. I would frequent this museum. Excellent collections.

  • Juan Marc

    - 05 December 2017 -

    Modern art Expositions seem a bit dated. Have seen much more impacting stuff elsewhere in SP

  • Ricardo G

    - 28 August 2017 -

    The top floor has an interesting display of the museum's collection. It's counter intuitive to have to walk around the paintings to read their info, though.

  • Kathleen Kyra

    - 12 January 2017 -

    Free on tuesday! Incredible paintings of Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, Portinari, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gaugin, Modigliani, Rafaello, Tiziano, Renoir, Matisse, etc.

  • Fernando Barra

    - 30 December 2016 -

    Architecture...

  • Fábio Polido

    - 25 November 2016 -

    Best museum!

  • Sara Peres

    - 29 October 2016 -

    Amazing!!!!

  • Diana Pardue

    - 27 October 2016 -

    Lovely new exhibits!

  • Kate Yan

    - 31 May 2016 -

    There are two sub-basements that are part of the museum. Don't miss that part.

  • Sasha Lantukh

    - 19 February 2016 -

    Simply amazing!

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