MAM (Museu de Arte Moderna) is São Paulo’s museum of modern art, tucked into the lush green surroundings of Ibirapuera Park.
The permanent collection includes over 5,000 works by Brazil’s most important modern and contemporary artists, including Sandra Cinto and Alfredo Volpi, as well as one of French-America artist Louise Bourgeois’ famous Maman bronze spider sculptures.
Outside, there is a beautiful sculpture garden designed by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. If you recognise the name, it’s because Palácio Tangará is located within the sprawling park that honours his memory. MAM’s restaurant overlooks the garden, and offers a tasty lunch buffet and coffee, if you like to take a break between visits to the different galleries.
An afternoon spent at MAM is a stimulating immersion into the works that have shaped Brazilian art and culture over the past century.
Ibirapuera Park – Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/n° – Vila Mariana
São Paulo, 04094-000
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm