Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), São Paulo

Inaugurated in September 2017, the new space occupies seven floors dedicated to exhibitions, musical events, meetings and debates.

The Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS) is a non-profit organization which distinguishes itself for its diffused presence on three Brazilian states, with cultural centers in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Poços de Caldas.

The different seats constitute an integrated network of cooperation to the same goals, namely to promote cultural projects in the photography, literature, libraries, visual arts and Brazilian music fields.

The center located in São Paulo opened its doors in 2017 at a new address, moving from the previous one in the Higienópolis neighborhood. Reinforcing in this way its presence in São Paulo, the new structure counts nine floors, with 1200m2 dedicated to expositions, a movie theatre, a library, a bookshop and a restaurant.

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; thu 10:00 am – 10:00 pm


T: +55 11 2842 9120
W: Website

Avenida Paulista, 2424, Bela Vista

Past Exhibitions
Fernanda Person: Forbidden Pleasures
The MIS – institution of the São Paulo State Culture – presents the exhibition “Forbidden...
24 Feb 2016 - 27 Mar 2016
From Foreign Correspondent’s Archives: Luciano Carneiro
Until June 19, 2016 the cultural center Instituto Moreira Salles in São Paulo will host the exhibition...
21 Feb 2016 - 19 Jun 2016
Dulce Soares: Windows and facades
Instituto Moreira Salles of São Paulo showcases “Vitrines e fachadas, dois ensaios paulistanos...
30 Jul 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
Irving Penn: Centenário (Centennial)
IMS features a retrospective in honor of the 100 years of the birth of the American photographer Irving...
21 Aug 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
Michael Wesely: Câmera aberta (Open camera)
Invited by IMS in 2014 to develop this project, German artist Michael Wesely installed six cameras –...
20 Sep 2017 - 30 Dec 2018
São Paulo: Três Ensaios Visuais (São Paulo: Three Visual Essays)
São Paulo: Três Ensaios Visuais is a projection of thirty minutes that inaugurates officially the...
20 Sep 2017 - 27 Jan 2019
Millôr: Obra Gráfica (Graphic work)
Curated by Cássio Loredano, Julia Kovensky and Paulo Roberto Pires, the exhibition maps the main themes...
18 Sep 2018 - 27 Jan 2019
Letizia Battaglia: Palermo
The exhibition, curated by Paolo Falcone, brings together 58 images and a series of publications and...
27 Apr 2019 - 22 Sep 2019