Category Archives: Museums

Experience Inhotim (lots of pics!)

If you appreciate art and nature then add a visit to Inhotim to your list of places to go! Inhotim is a very unique site located in the town of Brumadinho about an hour away from Belo Horizonte airport.  Inhotim is so massive you will definitely need 2 full days to be able to see and appreciate […]

24 hours of uninterrupted cultural events: Virada cultural

This past weekend Sao Paulo held the 9th edition of Virada Cultural, an annual cultural festival that goes on for 24 uninterrupted hours of free programing featuring 900 attractions on 25 different stages around the city. Most events occur in Centro but there are also events at museums and cultural centers around the city.  About 3 million […]

45 Years of Italian Design

As part of my ‘cultural explorations’ I went to the 45 years of Italian Design exhibition at the Sao Paolo Museu da Casa Brasileira. The show which highlights the significance of Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro’s work for the Italian design identity ends on March 31st!  The Museu da Casa Brasileira, which gives the most important design award […]

SP: Il Bienal International Graffiti Fine Art exhibit at Nova Cultural

As you know I am a huge fan of the graffiti culture in Brazil, so I was ecstatic when I stumbled upon the Il Bienal International Graffiti Fine Art exhibit at Nova Cultural this past weekend.  Nova Cultural is an outdoor sculpture -art park with 2 galleries, 2 restaurants, a cinema and home to antique fairs […]

Santos Dumont, the father of aviation

When I was high school (in the US) I remember learning about the Wright brothers, and how they were the first to fly.  Wrong! The first person to invent and fly an airplane was Brazil’s most famous aviator, Santos Dumont the true ‘Father of Aviation‘. In 1906 he was the first to fly, ie take off and land under his own […]

Today’s history lesson: Petropolis Imperial Palace

It is time for another ‘history’ type post! I like learning about the history of the various places I visit so I hope you find this as interesting as I do.   If you are a history buff and want to learn more about the history of Brazil, head over to the Imperial Palace/ Museum which is located on […]

Visual Learning At The MAC

For those of you interested in learning a little Portuguese….

Sao Paulo’s ‘Central Park’

People compare Sao Paulo to New York all the time and when it comes to the parks, I have to agree.  Parque do Ibirapuera to Sao Paulo is what Hyde Park is to London or Central Park is to New York.  Ibirapuera is one of Latin America’s largest city parks, with beautifully landscaped gardens, museums, exhibition spaces, planetary […]

Sao Paulo’s Museum of Art, The MASP

When visiting Sao Paulo you must head over to the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) to see one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Western art in Latin America.  The modern building with its four red pillars supporting the body of the structure, is considered a city landmark; was completed in 1968 and designed […]

Sao Paulo’s MAM and MAC

Located in Parque do Ibirapuera, underneath the great marquee that connects most of the buildings in the park is Sao Paulo’s Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (or MAM).  As you can see above there was a very unique photography exhibit when I was there.  After walking through the park and around the museum, […]