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This 2013 addition to the city's cultural landscape has a futuristic look that will surely dazzle you. Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR) comprises of two buildings that belong to different eras. The first one is the 1916 Dom João VI Mansion, an eclectic, heritage structure and the other one was a former bus terminal which was revamped to its current modern look. These are connected by a crest-like canopy which is sustained by white pillars. The museum's exhibition halls are located in the mansion and displays artworks between 1920 to 1980. There are also educational visits for students and other organizations. A visit here will definitely be an eye opener as it shows the different shades of Rio.
The magnificent Parque do Flamengo is a modern and exquisite building in concrete and glass that houses The Museum of Modern Art, the main center for modern art in Rio. The permanent collection now has more than 4000 pieces by Brazilian artists, including the Gilberto Chateaubriant collection, one of the most significant Brazilian art collection in the country. There are various temporary exhibits of well-known artists from other countries as well, plus an art cinema and a restaurant. Guided tours are in English and Spanish, phone to reserve. All printed matter and painting information is also in English.
It is no secret that photographs speak a lot and a good one can inspire anyone. Founded in 2006, Galeria Tempo is a modest gallery specializing in video art and photography while also having temporary exhibits of Brazilian and international repute. The collection features historical photos and modern ones, creating a fine balance between the old and the new. Just as their display, they include well known artists as well as upcoming photographers. Galeria Tempo also offers conservation and curatorial services.