Rio de Janeiro

Museum of Modern Art Museum of Modern Art

Located next to the Guanabara Bay, the Museum’s collection has over 6,000 items.

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Opened in 1948, the Museum of Modern Art is one of Brasil’s most prominent cultural institutions, located in a prime area of Rio de Janeiro.

The building is surrounded by gardens in Aterro do Flamengo, near the Santos Dumont Airport and the downtown area.

A great fire destroyed 90% of its collections in 1978. After several campaigns, the Museum managed to mobilize hundreds of people from around the world to restore its collection. Important works were acquired through private donations and sponsorships.

The collection currently has approximately 6,500 items, including paintings, sculptures and engravings. One of the Museum’s highlights is the Joaquim Paiva collection, gathering 2,500 images from photographers across 22 countries, and the Gilberto Chateaubriand collection, featuring works by Anita Malfatti, Carlos Vergara, Di Cavalcanti, and Djanira, among others.

The Museum also has a library specializing in arts and an important cinematheque, which features some of the most popular shows in town.

Opening hours:
Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Exhibitions: R$ 14. Sunday family ticket (up to 5 people). People over the age of 60 and students: R$ 7 Cinematheque: R$ 8. Free admission for MAM friends, children under 12 and partner employees. On Wednesdays, admission is free (password required) after 3 p.m. A total of 2,000 passwords are distributed after 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Duration of the Visit
2 hours.
+55 (21) 3883-5600
More Info
Official site


Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Parque do Flamengo

You can rent a bicycle in several parts of the city using the Bike Rio app. Available in Portuguese, English and Spanish for iPhone and Android.

Take the subway and get off at the Cinelândia station. Check out the subway map.

The Museum of Modern Art is located between the Pracinhas Monument and the Santos Dumont Airport. Consult bus itineraries for more informat

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