In 2013, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo quietly settled into its new headquarters across from Ibirapuera Park. (Paulistas know this building as the former Detran, the motor vehicle department.) Oscar Niemeyer's masterful 1950s edifice with elegant concrete pillars, long open-floor plans, curvy staircases, and plenty of natural light is the perfect setting to display the museum's collection of contemporary art. As of early 2014, the museum was still in the process of transferring and unpacking its exhibits, and several floors of the new building remained empty. However, if you can spare an hour, it's still worth a visit. Have a peek at the current exhibits on the ground floor and mezzanine, admire the architecture, and then take the elevator to the eighth floor, where you can step out on the terrace for a spectacular view of Ibirapuera Park, the Obelisk, and the city.
Sao Paulo› Attraction
MAC (Museu de Arte Contemporanea)
Avenida Pedro Alvares Cabral 1301, Ibirapuera
Our Rating Hours Tues 10am-9pm, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm Transportation Taxi recommended Phone 11/3091-3039 Prices Free admission Web site MAC (Museu de Arte Contemporanea)