Founded in 1947 by Assis Chateaubriand and Pietro Maria Bardi, MASP is considered the most important museum of European Art in the southern hemisphere with its collection of over 8,000 works of art, from the 13th century to the present. You can enjoy works from Raphael, Mantegna and Botticelli, Delacroix, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso, Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall, and several other masters as Velazquez, Van Dyck, Frans Hals and Diego Rivera. Brazilian Art is presented among the earlier works with masterpieces by Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Anita Malfatti and Almeida Júnior. The sculpture collection begins with a work from the 4th century BC, a greek sculpture of the goddess Higeia, and also comprises 73 sculptures of Degas. Also, the museum has pieces signed by Rodin, Ernesto de Fiori and Victor Brecheret.
The museum’s current building at Avenida Paulista was designed by architect Lina Bo Bardi. MASP receives temporary exhibitions from all over the world, and it also offers to the public exhibitions of its collections throughout the year.
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Arte do Brasil até 1900
Recently under new direction, MASP’s 2015 program will be focused in the museum’s collection....
16 Mar 2015 - 06 Jun 2015
León Ferrari: entre Ditaduras
León Ferrari: entre Ditaduras [Léon Ferrari: Between Dictatorships] presents a set of works donated...
23 Oct 2015 - 21 Feb 2016
Arte na Moda: Coleção MASP-Rhodia
In this show, the museum presents the totality of the Collection MASP Rhodia, donated by the French chemistry...
23 Oct 2015 - 14 Feb 2016
Candido Portinari: Série Bíblica e Retirantes
The complete Biblical series, with eight works alongside three of the five articles of the series “Retirantes”...
21 Jun 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
MASP’s Collection Photos. Invisible Cities
Collection of photos of the museum showing 70 works taken during the last 80 years.
The majority of the...
13 Jun 2014 - 01 Oct 2015
Picture Gallery in Transformation
MASP announces the return of Lina Bo Bardi‘s radical glass easels to the display of the collection...
11 Dec 2015 - 28 Feb 2016
From 17 March to 24 July 2016, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) presents the contemporary art project...
18 Mar 2016 - 24 Jul 2016
Histórias da infância
MASP on April 7 will open new exhibition Histórias da infância (Childhood Stories) which brings together...
08 Apr 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
Candido Portinari (1903–1962) is one of the most important and controversial Brazilian artists: “Popular...
12 Aug 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
The Hand Of The Brazilian People, 1969/2016
“The Hand of the Brazilian People” at MASP presents a vast panorama of the rich material...
02 Sep 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
Agostinho Batista de Freitas Solo Show
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) presents an overview of the Agostinho Batista...
10 Dec 2016 - 09 Mar 2017
MASP presents the exhibition “Avenida Paulista”, dealing with the representation of the...
17 Feb 2017 - 28 May 2017
Tracey Moffatt: Montages
The videos in the show titled Love, Other and Lip are part of the Montages series which the artist...
30 Jun 2017 - 01 Oct 2017
Histórias Afro-Atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Histories)
“Afro-Atlantic Histories” features 450 works by 214 artists ranging from the 16th to 21st...
28 Jun 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
Acervo em Transformação: TATE no MASP (Picture gallery in transformation: Tate at MASP)
This is a long-term exhibition featuring a selection of works from the MASP collection. The exhibition...
17 May 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Melvin Edwards: Fragmentos Linchados ( Lynch Fragments)
The MASP hosts Fragmentos Linchados (Lynch Fragments) a solo exhibition of the artist Melvin Edwards,...
23 Aug 2018 - 22 Nov 2018
The solo exhibition shows the works by the Brazilian artist Lucia Laguna. In her paintings, mainly landscapes,...
13 Dec 2018 - 10 Mar 2019
The solo show dedicated to Pedro Figari celebrates one of the main exponent of Urugayan Modernist movement....
13 Dec 2018 - 10 Feb 2019
The sculptures and installations included in the solo show dedicated to Sonia Gomes are deeply rooted...
13 Nov 2018 - 10 Mar 2019
The solo exhibition dedicated to Rubem Valentim reviews the career of this artist, who proved himself...
13 Nov 2018 - 10 Mar 2019
Rubem Valentim: Construções Afro-Atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Constructions)
The exhibition gathers 90 works by painter, sculptor and printmaker Rubem Valentim (Salvador, 1922–São...
14 Nov 2018 - 10 Mar 2019
Women’s Histories: artists before 1900
As its title indicates, “Women’s Histories: artists before 1900” presents not a single...
22 Aug 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
Feminist Histories: artists after 2000
Gathering works from 30 artists in 21st century whose works based on feminist perspectives, “Feminist...
23 Aug 2019 - 17 Nov 2019