Being one of the biggest cities in the world, Sao Paulo offers a large number of great museums that host exhibitions featuring information about all kinds of subjects.
MASP - Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo:
MASP i.e. Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo is an important fine-art museum of the city that exhibits a collection of works ranging from renaissance to contemporary art. Renowned for its significant collection of European art, including works of art by distinguished artists such as Degas, Renoir, Modigliani, Bonnard and many more.
Contemporary Art Museum (MAC):
MAC is home for the most important collections of contemporary art. It displays more than 5,000 art works which include oil paintings, drawings, illustrations, sculptures, paintings, ceramics and tapestries. This major museum of Latin America specializes in the 20th century Western civilization art and offers systematic exhibitions and optional graduation and specialization courses, workshop activities and guided tours.
Crime Museum (Museu do Crime):
The museum hosts exhibitions of artifacts which used to perform crimes and a number of conserved cadavers and body parts.
Address: Pca Reinaldo Porchat, 219, Cidade Universitaria (Sao Paulo University).
Museu do Cafe Brasileiro (Brazilian Museum of Coffee):
The museum displays art work of Benedito Calixto. There is also a room for temporary exhibitions. A book store, a library, a file, a collection and a coffee preparation centre are also part of the museum.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil:
This cultural centre is situated in the majestic building of the Bank of Brazil. It is the best venue for theatre, music and visual art activities in Alvares Penteado.
Modern Art Museum (MAM):
Situated near OCA Museum of Ibirapuera Park, the Modern Art Museum has got a special area in Ibirapuera Park. It features two exhibition halls, a technical depository, auditorium, studio, store and also a restaurant.
Sacred Art Museum (Museu de Arte Sacra):
One of the most important Brazilian sacred art collections is gathered in the Sacred art museum. The museum exhibits about 4,000 pieces, among 800 which have been collected from the main churches and chapels of Sao Paulo state and Brazil.
The museum is situated very near to the Mercado Central and holds exhibitions with great art collections of more than 4000 works.
Address: Av. Tiradentes Praca da Luz, 2 Sao Paulo.
Lasar Segall Art Museum:
Exhibitions with a collection of about 3000 original works by Segall can be seen in the Lasar Segall Art Museum of Sao Paulo. The collection comprises paintings on canvas and paper, engravings, drawings, sculptures, and his personal and photographic archive.
Located in Ibirapuera Park, the museum offers fantastic weekly exhibitions and several international seasonal exhibitions as well.
Address: Ibirapuera Park, Pedro Alvares Cabral, Sao Paulo.
Museu Paulista is the first monument that was built to tribute and preserve the memories of the Independence of Brazil. It showcases around 100,000 pieces. The exhibition comprises works of art, furniture, clothing and appliances that once belonged to famous historical people such as explorers and emperors.
Immigration Museum (Museu da Imigrante):
This museum hosts a permanent collection of furniture, documents and photographs as well as offering temporary exhibitions related to particular aspects of immigration history. The main building is a major attraction of the Immigration Museum. It also has vast dormitories, own rail siding and a platform for unloading immigrants and their baggage.
Portuguese Language Museum:
The museum is set in a renovated historical railway station. It displays permanent multimedia exhibitions on the history and use of the Portuguese language.