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A Gentil Carioca

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Located in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, more specifically in the region called Saara, the largest outdoor market in Latin America; A Gentil Carioca was conceived in this melting pot in order...
Anita Schwartz

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Featuring exhibitions by heavyweights from the world of Brazilian art as well as breakthrough newcomers, the gallery regularly hosts meetings and talks by curators, collectors and guest artists alike....
Ateliê da Imagem

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Besides working as a free school for images, Ateliê da Imagem is notable for its cultural production, promoting various activities “inside and outside the house”, as the Free Friday Project, exhi...
Barracão Maravilha

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Inspired by a sense of simplicity and the desire to collaborate with Rio’s cultural landscape, Barracão Maravilha is a revered independent studio and gallery space where horizons meet and pivotal m...
Carpintaria
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Carpintaria Fortes D'Aiola & Gabriel, Rio De Janeiro, External View. Courtesy of Galeria Forte D'Aiola & Gabriel.

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Opened in November 2016 by Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel as an independent space of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel Gallery (ex Galeria Fortes Vilaça in São Paulo, Brasil), Carpintaria is part of...
Casa Daros
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casa daros outside

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The Daros Latinamerica Collection has about 1,200 artworks, including paintings, photographs, videos, sculptures and installations, by more than 117 artists, and is constantly expanding. Casa Daros i...
Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim

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The former home of Laura Alvim was turned in 1986 into an important cultural spot in Rio, that now belongs to the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura.
Casa França Brasil

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After a deep renovation ended in 2008, the institution launched important contemporary exhibitions by famous artists such as Eliseu Visconti, Cícero Dias, Jean Dubuffet, Juan Miró and Franz Weissma...
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro (CCBB)

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The CCBBs – located in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo – are multidisciplinary spaces with a regular schedule of events in the fields of performing arts, cinema, visual arts...
Centro Cultural Correios Rio de Janeiro

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An early nineteenth-century elevator runs between the three floors of exhibition and theatre spaces where you are as likely to encounter cutting edge cinema shorts as the next big thing in the visual ...
Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica

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Founded in 1996, it housed part of the collection of works by the artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) until 2009. This was made possible through an agreement with the Hélio Oiticica Project, which is ...
Courtesy of Chácara do Céu and Ibram - Instituto Brasileiro de Museus

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The museum strategy implemented in the Castro Maya Museums was established through the definition of a triad for each of the museums to identify their specific cultural practice. The Chácara do Céu ...
Despina
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Despina, Rio de Janeiro

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Despina is a non-profit cultural association that runs a contemporary art center, a residency program and several art projects in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
EAV Parque Lage
Non-Profit
EAV Parque Lage

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EAV Parque Lage was founded in 1975 by Rubens Gerchman, taking over what was formerly the Instituto de Belas Artes, an art school with a traditional curriculum. The mansion in Parque Lage, where EAV s...
Fabrica Behring
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Fabrica Behring

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The old Bhering industry is now the starting point of new ideas and the nest of many languages and independent proposals.
Fundação Eva Klabin

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The Foundation promotes classes, cultural events and hosts a library specialized in visual arts. The collection includes over 2000 pieces of Classic art and works from Europe, Asia, Africa and America...
Athena Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro

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Galeria Athena Contemporânea develops a program guided by conceptual and intellectual rigour, considering the diversity of cultural and artistic manifestations. Thus, they have been working with arti...
Courtesy of Galeria da Gávea

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The gallery promotes around five exhibitions per year, including solo and group shows, emphasizing curatorial research based in great aesthetic rigour. To promote the production of its artists, the...
Exhibition view; Courtesy of Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri

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Marcelo Guarnieri began the gallery activities in the 80′s in Ribeirão Preto and that became an important reference to the visual arts in the city, showing artists such as: Amilcar De Castro, Carme...
IMS2

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Located at the former Gávea house of the Walther Moreira Salles family, IMS features exhibits, movies, shows, in addition to housing the collections of Photography, Music, Literature and Iconography....
Luciana Caravello Gallery. Photo by Denílson Machado

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The history behind Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea is directly connected to the professional trajectory of the art dealer Luciana Caravello. Since 1998, Luciana has been working with contemporar...
LURIXS
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Courtesy of Galeria Lurixs

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LURIXS recognizes the fundamental difference between the purchase of art and commercial transactions of any other kind. The gallery is therefore committed to promoting dialogue between artists, cri...
Antonio Bokel, 2015. Exposition view. Courtesy of Galeria Mercedes Viegas

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Mercedes Viegas, who studied museology, has been acting as fine arts consultant since 1988, and has opened her own gallery in 2002. By developing a careful work of dissemination and communication of B...
Museo Bispo1

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The Museu Bispo do Rosário Arte Contemporânea (mBrac) is located in the Instituto Municipal de Assistência à Saúde Juliano Moreira, a mental health complex known as “Colônia” in Taquara, on ...
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)

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Formed of two buildings – the eclectic-style Palacete Dom João VI is joined by a fifth-floor walkway to the modernist Escola de Olhar [School of the Eye] – MAR‘s eight exhibition halls house an...
MAM - Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

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This internationally-renowned museum was renovated after a fire in 1978 and currently has a permanent collection of some 15,000 works and a permanent exhibition of Brazilian Modernism. The archives ho...
Museus Raymundo Ottoni de Casto Maya – Museum do Açude

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The museum strategy implemented in the Castro Maya Museums was established through the definition of a triad for each of the museums to identify their specific cultural practice. Located in the larges...
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes

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The collection of the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes derives from the transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil in the early 19th century, when King John VI brought along with him part of the Portugue...
Galeria Nara Roesler, exhibition view. Photo: Rafael Adorján. Courtesy of Galeria Nara Roesler

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Galeria Nara Roesler is a leading contemporary art gallery, representing seminal Brazilian artists who emerged in the 1960s as well as pre-eminent mid career artists who dialog with the currents put f...
Oi Futuro

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Oi Futuro participates in the Brazilian artistic and cultural production on a comprehensive way: maintaining three cultural centers, where the vanguard production is encouraged, and also through Oi's ...
Oi Futuro Ipanema. Courtesy of Oi Futuro

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Oi Futuro participates in the Brazilian artistic and cultural production on a comprehensive way: maintaining three cultural centers, where the vanguard production is encouraged, and also through Oi's ...
Paço Imperial

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The Imperial Court at Praça XV, Centro, began as the main residence of Governor Gomes Freire de Andrade in 1743, before becoming the seat of power of the Portuguese Royal Family until the declaration...
Nelson Leirner, Stripencores, 2010, exhibition view at Silvia Cintra + Box4

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The gallery has an international outlook through a decidedly carioca lens, and the artists, as well as the shows they present, regularly use the city as a reference point of hybridity, creation and de...
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