Museu Brasileiro da Escultura – MuBE
Founded in 1995, its architecture was designed by renowned prize-winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha.
Contacts & Details
The National Society of the Friends of Museums – SAM Nacional, initially a non-profit association of cultural nature, came into being by means of the spontaneous grouping together of people from the intellectual, social, political and artistic worlds. On June 28th, 1982, its administrative infrastructure was created and it became a legal entity.
Sam Nacional‘s most outstanding project was the creation of the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture – MuBE (Museu Brasileiro da Escultura), inaugurated in May 1995. Its architecture, designed by renowned prize-winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, attracts architecture professionals and students from all over the world. The internal space, having been built below the street level, ensures peace and the chance to harmonise with the breath-taking beauty of the landscaping by Roberto Burle Marx.
MuBE always had a dynamic, contemporary and diverse character, with works from the most far-reaching areas of artistic expression: sculpture, painting, photography, graffiti, drawing, art therapy, music, and cinema.
Exhibitions by great artists such as Victor Brecheret, Max Ernst, Giorgio De Chirico, César, Yutaka Toyota and Bruno Giorgi, have been held there.
Despite having been created with the audacious objective of being an “open museum”, having no permanent collection, there is an important group of pieces distributed through MuBE‘s internal and external areas: Arcangelo Ianelli, Francisco Brennand, Ivald Granato, Nathalie Decoster, João Carlos Galvão, Sonia Ebling, Caciporé Torres, Yutaka Toyota, Roberto Lerner and Waldomiro de Deus.
Courtesy of MuBE
Photo by Nelson Kon