Museums

Museu Afro Brasil

Founded in 2004 from the private collection of the visual artist Emanoel Araujo, it is located in the Pavilion Padre Manuel da Nóbrega, a 11.000 m² building designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Located in the Pavilion Padre Manuel da Nóbrega built by Oscar Neymeyer in the Ibirapuera Park, Museu Afro Brasil is a public institution fostering the acknowledgment of black people in Brazil and their contribution to the Brazilian culture, heritage and identity as known nowadays.

Founded in 2004 from the private collection of the visual artist Emanoel Araujo, since then the Curator and Director of this institution, Afro Brasil Museum has built over the last 11 years a path of decisive contributions to the Brazilian cultural universe. It shows the creativity and boldness of the Brazilian people and their artists from today and from centuries ago.

The Collection is considered the largest Afro–American in America, with masterpieces, sculptures, documents, engravings, ceramics, paintings, contemporary arts, jewellery, objects, reliefs, photographs and textiles.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

T: +55 11 3320 8900
M: faleconosco@museuafrobrasil.org.br
W: Website

ADDRESS
Pedro Alvares Cabral Ave, Parque Ibirapuera

ESTABLISHED
2004
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Christian Cravo: Luz & Sombra
The show comprises 40 black and white photographs, result of the artist’s several incursions to...
07 Mar 2015 - 10 May 2015
Exhibitions
Henrique Oswald: Um Gravador, Um Desenhista, Um Pintor: Uma Obra em Transmutação
This show pays homage to Henrique Oswald (1918 – 1965, Brazil), one of the most relevant Brazilian...
05 Mar 2015 - 10 May 2015
Exhibitions
Roberto Hötte: Um Escultor de Art Brut
The show comprises 24 sculptures inspired on the poem “The fish”, by American Marianne Moore...
07 Mar 2015 - 10 May 2015
Exhibitions
Pierre Verger: As Aventuras de Pierre Verger
Museu Afro Brasil and Pierre Verger Foundation present the exhibition As Aventuras de Pierre Verger [The...
01 Oct 2015 - 30 Dec 2015
Exhibitions
Duda Penteado: Raízes e Fragmentos – Uma Viagem ao Território Mental
Duda Penteado (b. 1968, São Paulo) works with performance, video installation, mural painting, sculpture...
24 Oct 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
Exhibitions
Eustáquio Neves
Cartas ao Mar [Letters to the Sea] presents more than one dozen large dimensions images created with...
24 Oct 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
Exhibitions
Mauricio Nahas: From the Dust of the Earth
The exhibition From the Dust of the Earth comprises 50 black and white photos taken by Mauricio Nahas...
13 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016
Exhibitions
Thin China: The art of Fernando Ribeiro
The exhibition “Thin China. The art of Fernando Ribeiro ” has 80 unpublished works –...
23 Jan 2016 - 20 Mar 2016
Exhibitions
Devotion
Rodrigo Koraicho presents to the public 40 images taken between October and November 2013 in the cities...
02 Feb 2016 - 03 Apr 2016
Exhibitions
Giracorpogira II
The Museu Afro Brazil presents its new exhibition “Giracorpogira II” artist Jaques Faing,...
02 Feb 2016 - 03 Apr 2016
Exhibitions
Portugal Portugueses
Museu Afro Brasil presents “Portugal Portugueses”, a wide overview on Portuguese Contemporary...
08 Sep 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Marcio Vasconcellos: Visões De Um Poema Sujo
Museu Afro Brasil presents “Visões De Um Poema Sujo”, a solo exhibition featuring a photographic...
25 Jan 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
Exhibitions
Paulo Otavio: Movimento Constante
Museu Afro Brasil presents “Movimento Constante”, a solo show by the artist Paulo Octavio:...
25 Jan 2017 - 26 Mar 2017