Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro houses one of the most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary Brazilian art, as well as having a significant international presence. As you explore the exhibition space, venture into the beautiful garden on the patio, which boasts an abstract landscape designed by Brazilian architect Roberto Burle Marx. Marx is also responsible for the beautiful gardens of Parque do Flamengo that surrounds the museum. With rows of angled concrete ribs and large windows designed by a pioneer of modern architecture Affonso Reidy, the building itself is a work of art and will leave you with a lasting impression. Inside you'll also find a cinema, photography exhibits, and the Laguiole Restaurant, which infuses French and Brazilian cuisine. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro and many more Rio de Janeiro attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rio de Janeiro trip planner.
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  • Huge show of cameras and editing equipment that wasn’t very interesting to me. A few amazing printed and painted pieces. Two sculptures of any interest.  more »
  • The museum of modern art in Rio also has some exhibits outside which you can see for free even if you are just passing by. Worthwhile to get a first impression. See pictures.  more »
  • An amazing museum rivaling any other world class modern art museum. With an extremely low entrance fee and discounts for students, this is the best way to view some of the most impressive works that Rio and Brazil have to offer. Extremely forward thinking pieces that are creative and outside of the box. They offer the mindset of contemporary and modern focuses while sometimes looking back at a historical context. From the old film equipment gallery to the historical photography exhibit. The stunning pieces bring out the inquisitive side in any mind young or old and makes you ponder about the future and art itself. I would not miss this museum for anything and it's truly a highlight of my visit to Rio.
  • The architecture of the museum itself is great. With that said, the middle staircase has a skimpy rail with a 3.5 foot gap which most kids can fall trough with very little effort but It's not anything to loose a star over (perhaps a foot or a life, but not a star). They did loose 1 star for the bland exhibit they had at the time I visited, but that's just my taste. I think it's worth a visit.

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