Opened in 1970, the Museu da Imagem e do Som – MIS was founded as a result of a project conducted in the 1960s by Brazilian intellectuals, such as Ricardo Cravo Albin, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes and Rudá de Andrade, with the purpose of endowing the country with institutions devoted to studying and documenting works of the new media that had been so far ignored by the traditional museum typologies.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the museum became an important reference for studies on the Brazilian audio-visual production. Its collection includes over 200,000 items, and currently has a diverse cultural programme, aimed at different audiences.
Contacts & Details
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm; sun 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Robert Heinecken: WakingUp in News America
This interactive installation from 1986 departs from a major concern of the artist: the effects on society...
04 Mar 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum – The Exhibition
In celebration of the two decades of the program that became landmark juvenile programming on Brazilian...
17 Jul 2014 - 12 Oct 2014
Graciliano Ramos: Image and Sound
Through images, documents, personal belongings, exclusive interviews, video interventions and allegorical...
11 Sep 2014 - 26 Oct 2014
Janaina Matarazzo: Mundo à parte
The exhibition Mundo à parte [World Apart], curated by the Museum’s director André Sturm, presents...
18 Sep 2015 - 25 Oct 2015
Betina Samaia: Azul
The backlight photos of Betina Samaia (b. 1964, São Paulo) attempt to point to shady world between what’s...
27 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Cláudio Cruz: Efêmero Eterno
Efêmero Eterno [Eternal Ephemeral], the fifth exhibition of the New Photography program 2015, gathers...
23 Oct 2015 - 06 Dec 2015
New Photography MIS
The book launch New Photography in MIS (vol.1), a partnership with SESI-SP Publisher. The launch of the...
11 Dec 2015 - 24 Jan 2016
The World of Tim Burton
The show The World of Tim Burton presents rare items such as drawings, sketches, paintings, photos, storyboards,...
04 Feb 2016 - 31 May 2016
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos
The exhibition presents a rare collection of images of Frida Khalo’s personal archive. The works presented...
06 Sep 2016 - 20 Jul 2017
Paula Clerman: Beleza Americana
Museu da Imagem e do Som – MIS presents the exhibition “Beleza Americana [American Beauty]”...
15 Dec 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
O Tempo de Amyr Klink
Museu da Imagem e do Som – MIS presents the exhibition “O Tempo de Amyr Klink”, showing...
11 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
Jà Bruno O. & Victor Tozarin: Oficina Botânica Ordinária
Paço das Artes organizes in Museu da Imagem e do Som – MIS the exhibition “Oficina Botânica...
08 Dec 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
Grasiele Sousa & Marina Takami: Trishacrete
Paço das Artes organizes in Museu da Imagem e do Som – MIS the exhibition “Trishacrete”...
08 Dec 2016 - 08 Jan 2017
Camila Svenson: You Will Never Walk Alone
On the occasion of the opening of the project Nova Fotografia 2017, MIS presents the solo exhibition...
16 Feb 2017 - 02 Apr 2017
Quadrinhos (Comic books)
The group exhibition Quadrinhos presents a retrospective about the ninth art, through a wide range of...
13 Nov 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Hitchcock: Bastidores do Suspense (Suspense Backstage)
The exhibition draw a panorama of the life and work of the director Alfred Hitchcock, considered the...
13 Jul 2018 - 21 Oct 2018