Art from 9 Non-Olympic Reasons to Visit Brazil This Summer (Slideshow)

9 Non-Olympic Reasons to Visit Brazil This Summer (Slideshow)


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The city of São Paulo features some of the best collections of fine art in all of Latin America, and to top things off, some are also housed in architectural landmarks. The Museu de Arte possesses the largest quantity of Western art on the whole continent, including 73 bronze sculptures by Degas, and also works from Renoir, Manet, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, and Van Gogh. The Pavilhão da Bienal de Artes in Ibirapuera Park (designed by Oscar Niemeyer) contains the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, which has over 8,000 works of art repping famous names like Chagall, Kandinsky, Miró, Modigliani, and Picasso. Although not art-related, the Museu do Ipiranga and Memorial da América Latina museums are also worthy of a visit.