The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is Brazil’s first modern art museum. Do visit it here.
MASP is Brazil’s first modern museum. It was founded in 1947 by Brazilian media mogul Assis Chateaubriand, who invited Italian art dealer and critic Pietro Maria Bardi to serve as MASP’s director, a position he held for nearly 45 years.
Acquired through donations from the local society, MASP’s first artworks were selected by Bardi and became the most important collection of European art in the Southern Hemisphere.
Today, MASP’s collection contains more than 10 thousand works, including paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, and costumes from a wide range of periods, encompassing art from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.