Museums

Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP

Established in 1963, it is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art from Latin America.

The Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) was created in 1963 when the University of São Paulo received the collection of the former MAM of São Paulo, formed by the collections of Yolanda Penteado and Ciccillo Matarazzo, the collections of works acquired or received in donation during the period of the old MAM and the prizes of the São Paulo Biennials, up to 1961. In 2012, with support from the State Government through the Department of Culture and the University of São Paulo itself, the Museum received a new set of buildings in the Ibirapuera Park, increasing the capacity to house their activities and expose its collection.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

T: +55 11 2648 0254
M: mac@usp.br
W: Website

ADDRESS
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, 1301, Ibirapuera

ESTABLISHED
1963
Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Visões da Arte no Acervo do MAC USP 1900 – 2000
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP presents the exhibition “Visões...
27 Sep 2016 - 30 Dec 2020
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Exchanging Views in USP Museums – Several Identities
For this show, São Paulo University‘s four museums – Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE),...
15 Jan 2015 - 14 Jun 2015
Exhibitions
Hudinilson Júnior: Around Narcissus
Various aspects of the trajectory of Hudinilson Júnior (1957 – 2013, Brazil) are here shown through...
25 Jan 2014 - 13 Dec 2015
Exhibitions
Goeldi/Jardim: A Gravura e o Compasso
This exhibition curated by Claudio Mubarac brings together twelve works by engraver Oswaldo Goeldi (1895...
28 Mar 2015 - 27 Mar 2016
Exhibitions
León Ferrari: Memories of my Father
Argentinian León Ferrari (b. 1920 – d. 2013) inherited the combative and resilient spirit of the...
28 Sep 2013 - 04 May 2015
Exhibitions
Julio Plaza: Poetic Industry
Curated by Cristina Freire, who previouly organized another solo show by Julio Plaza(1938, Spain –...
09 Nov 2013 - 25 Oct 2015
Exhibitions
Rafael França: In Between Media
In this exhibition curated by Helouise Costa, composed by a set of unpublished works, seeks to reveal...
15 Mar 2015 - 31 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Roger Ballen: Transfigurações – Fotografias 1968-2012
Roger Ballen: Transfigurações – Fotografias 1968-2012 comprehends 113 photographs of eight different...
29 Mar 2015 - 27 Sep 2015
Exhibitions
The Now, the Before: An Overview of the MAC
Curated by Tadeu Chiarelli (former director of MAC USP and currently the director of Pinacoteca do Estado...
06 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
Exhibitions
The Artist as Author / The Artist as Editor
The show analyses two important features of the contemporary artistic scene: the artist who creates and...
15 Mar 2015 - 03 May 2015
Exhibitions
Samson Flexor: Traçados e Abstrações
The show, curated by Carmen Aranha, comprehends 35 paintings and drawings by the Samuel Flexor (1907,...
23 Jan 2015 - 08 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Uncertain Borders : Art and Photography in the MAC USP Collection
The core of this show is composed of 38 pieces incorporated to the museum’s collection in 1974,...
28 Sep 2013 - 03 May 2015
Exhibitions
Henrique Oliveira: Transarquitetônica
Overcoming the challenge of occupying 1600 m² building designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the work of Henrique...
27 Apr 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
Exhibitions
For a Public Museum. Tribute to Walter Zanini
Exhibition with about 300 works from MAC collection and extensive documentation concerning the management...
01 Feb 2014 - 30 Dec 2014
Exhibitions
MAC 50: Recent Donations 2
An exhibition with the works that have recently entered the Museum’s collection, from the artists...
15 Feb 2014 - 30 Dec 2014
Exhibitions
5º Prêmio CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça
The CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça Award for Visual Arts, the most important art prize in Brazil,...
25 Apr 2015 - 06 Dec 2015
Exhibitions
The House
The exhibition “The House” departs from an idea of a certain estrangement contained in...
12 Sep 2015 - 31 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Distant Neighbours – Latin American Art in MAC USP Collection
A fifteen thousand kilometers border separates Brazil from other countries in South America, an experience...
20 Jun 2015 - 31 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Campos Alterados
Since 2014, a traditional coffee farm in the countryside of São Paulo receives the program rural.scapes...
14 Nov 2015 - 21 Feb 2016
Exhibitions
Art Visions in MAC USP’s collection from 1900 to 2000
The production of an exhibition involves many professionals, including technicians, experts and curators,...
05 Dec 2015 - 28 Feb 2016
Exhibitions
Depero Futurist and Global Artist
The Contemporary Art Museum of USP and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura of São Paulo (IIC) feature,...
30 Jan 2016 - 27 Mar 2016
Exhibitions
Samson Flexor: Strokes and Abstractions
The Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo has spaces that inspire us to embrace...
23 Jan 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Classicism, Realism and Avant Garde: Italian Painting in Between the Wars
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP opens the exhibition Classicismo,...
31 Aug 2015 - 30 Dec 2016
Exhibitions
Oswaldo Vigas: Antológica 1943-2013
On April 2 the Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo (MAC-USP) will open the doors to...
02 Apr 2016 - 03 Jul 2016
Exhibitions
Vizinhos Distantes: Arte da América Latina no acervo do MAC USP
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP presents “Vizinhos Distantes:...
20 Jun 2015 - 30 Dec 2016
Exhibitions
A Casa
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP presents the exhibition “A...
12 Sep 2015 - 30 Dec 2016
Exhibitions
Gustavo von Ha: Inventàrio; Arte Outra
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP presents the exhibition “Inventàrio;...
03 Sep 2016 - 15 Feb 2017
Exhibitions
Rafael França: Entre Mídias
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP presents the exhibition “Entre...
15 Mar 2014 - 30 Dec 2016
Exhibitions
Oswaldo Goeldi & Evandro Carlos Jardim: A Gravura e O Compasso
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo – MAC USP presents “A Gravura e O...
28 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2017