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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Posted in Sao Paulo by Andrew Spender on October 28, 2012

During a day off in Sao Paulo recently I visited the Ibirapuera o Parque de Sao Paulo. It’s Brazil’s equivalent to New York’s Central Park or London’s Hyde Park. The acres of beautiful gardens, lakes and cycle paths are very similar to other city parks, but what makes this park different is the number of excellent museums located directly within it. I had time to visit the Funcacao Bienal (huge, huge building that hosts a collection of Brazil’s noted artists every two years), the Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM – modern art museum) and the Museu Afro Brasil. All were outstanding for their collections and variety of art.

Here are some pictures from the galleries and park. Click the pictures for larger images.

Art on display inside the exhibition center

Art on display inside the exhibition center

One quarter of the gallery!

One quarter of the gallery!

On display at the gallery

On display at the gallery

On display at the gallery

On display at the gallery

On display at the gallery

On display at the gallery

Textiles were a big feature of the biennial

Textiles were a big feature of the biennial

The architecture of the galleries is spectacularly modern

The architecture of the galleries is spectacularly modern

Inside the biennial gallery -- Frank Gehry-esque

Inside the biennial gallery — Frank Gehry-esque

Inside structure

Inside structure

View from one of the gallery

View from one of the gallery

Another view inside the gallery

Another view inside the gallery

Yet another view inside the gallery

Yet another view inside the gallery

Final view inside the gallery - yes, I liked it!

Final view inside the gallery – yes, I liked it!

With the gallery in the background, the Museum of Modern Art on the right

With the gallery in the background, the Museum of Modern Art on the right

The incredible Auditorio Ibirapuera - other worldly in design

The incredible Auditorio Ibirapuera – other worldly in design

Inside the lobby of the Auditorio Ibirapuera - rehearsals underway

Inside the lobby of the Auditorio Ibirapuera – rehearsals underway

The landscape of the surrounding park - beautiful

The landscape of the surrounding park – beautiful

One of the many lakes in the park

One of the many lakes in the park

Thousands of bikers, roller bladers and long boarders enjoying the traffic free roads

Thousands of bikers, roller bladers and long boarders enjoying the traffic free roads

The Museu Afro Brasil - recognizing the role of slavery in Brazil's founding/growth

The Museu Afro Brasil – recognizing the role of slavery in Brazil’s founding/growth

The Bridge Octavio Frias de Oliveira - outside my hotel - note the horse and carriage!

The Bridge Octavio Frias de Oliveira – outside my hotel – note the horse and carriage!

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  1. Katariina Partala said, on November 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Nice pics! 🙂


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