The Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, also known as the MASP, is a Brazilian art museum located in the city of São Paulo. The museum is housed in a building designed by Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and is considered to be one of the most important museums of art in Brazil.
The MASP was founded in 1947 by Brazilian businessman and art collector Assis Chateaubriand, with the aim of promoting and disseminating the arts in Brazil. The museum's collection includes works by some of the most important Brazilian and international artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, and Wassily Kandinsky.
The museum is organized into two floors. The lower floor is dedicated to temporary exhibitions, while the upper floor houses the permanent collection. The upper floor is also home to the museum's library, which has a collection of over 30,000 books and periodicals.
The MASP is one of the most visited museums in Brazil, with over 500,000 visitors each year.
🕒 Opening hours
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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🗣️ Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand: Reviews
it's worth knowing this wonderful place, great architecture, historical arts (in fact)... It was a place that changed my way of seeing the world
I recommend this museum for lovers of great Art pieces.
Very nice museum. Love all of their collections.
One of the best museums in São Paulo. A definitely a must do!!!
MASP is an imposive minimalistic building of pured concrete which looks like floating on the side of Avenida Paulista. It's really a breathtaking sight. Right now hosts a interesting exhibition of sculptor Maria Martins which worth visiting. We enjoyed our stay too much and the price ticket is reasonable. For sure we will come back one day. Note: All descriptions are also in English which is something you don't see often in Brazil.
Beautiful experience and the food at the restaurant downstairs is delicious!
They have one of the best art paintings archives in Brazil. It’s a must go place if you are in São Paulo. The architecture of the building is quite impressive as well
Excellent museum with collections from some of the most esteemed artists in the world like Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Portinari, and more
I was very surprised by the way the pieces of art were presented. You can go around and some pieces make use of it to make a statement. Also you can cross the ways if you see something you like. Visited on Weekday Wait time 10–30 min Reservation recommended Yes … More
Very interesting museum. Lots of famous artist and pieces. Tuesday is free entry however booking is needed. Wait time 10–30 min Reservation recommended Yes … More
They have national and international treasures but the best is the set up (bravo!) you dont have to follow a "circuit" You can go left right forward and barckward as you wish and just immerse yourself in the art
Even if the museum it's undergoing a remodeling, it's was really fun, I would advise to go during Tuesday, since it's free, if we had to pay 50 reais per person, I don't think it would have been worth it. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More
Sao Paulo is a metropolis with wonderous places, beautiful parks, 5 star museums and the kindest people.
So much to see! Very interesting collection with detailed explanations of the art. Unique Latin american artist on exhibition. Not a museum to miss if you’re into art.
Have to buy the ticket online Not a long line but everyone is trying to buy the ticket around the entrance I saw monet picasso van gogh Amazing but not that much If u have only one thing to choose here in Sao Paulo then go eat some steak it's better to do Only if u are not that in to arts
The most prestigious museum in Sao Paulo. The architecture is amazing. The permanent collection is impressive taking into account Brazil is not a country that encourages art. Visited on Weekend … More
So amazing display of arts from past to present
Very nice museum . Good collection and very nice way to place pieces of art together. Nice for 1,5-2 hours or more) Visited on Weekend Wait time 10–30 min Reservation recommended Yes … More
Very great art place which includes many famous artist as Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.. Must see place.. Visited on Weekend Wait time 10–30 min Reservation recommended Yes … More
Perfect place for art and culture lovers. The exhibition contains cultural artifacts and beautiful paintings. Some of the paintings are the creation of popular artists like Raphael, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.
Very interesting experience and worth a visit. Gives a good perspective of art history of the city and also looks at different aspects of art such as shape, the studio, portraits-well planned layout and a beautiful building. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Not sure … More
The building is really starting to show its age, and getting in was a bit confusing. Luckily I found someone that worked there and was able to help me purchase my ticket. Tickets must be purchased before hand, as they do not sell at the door. Web site does not load in English and is a bit of a pain to navigate without help.
Great collection and interesting presentation. I got a tour by Andrea on Airbnb and I felt like I understood much more than I would've. The building also has spectacular architecture. And the museum showcases a diversity of artists and techniques/methods.
Fantastic museum with a great collection, including a lot of European art: Renoir (6 works), Gauguin (2x), Cezanne (2x), Van Gogh (3x), Delacroix (4x), Picasso (3x), Manet (3x), Monet (2x), Ingres (3x), Velasquez (1x), Rubens (1x), Rembrandt (1x),…
Incredible art exhibition, impressionism with Monet and Cezanne, post impressionism with Van Gogh, baroque with the great Rembrandt (though not the Night Watch). It was like walking a timeline of art from A good surprise from the most modern to realism and classical.
Great museum! Process to buy tickets are easy. If you have an AMEX there's a special promotion. Clean, modern and well operated venue. Centrally located as it is on Av. Paulista
I love coming to this place because Tuesdays is free. So if you're traveling and want to go to a nice museum go on Tuesday. The exhibits always seem to be very eclectic but enjoyable
Every Tuesday Free admission by appointment on the website, metro Trianon Masp. The exhibitions are constantly changing by artists, everything organized and air conditioned and great artists with great works. The place is beautiful, modern, very well planned in all aspects. It currently has world famous works on site. I went without knowing what I would find and I was definitely surprised. I will be back, without a doubt. Care in relation to the pandemic is still in place, fully and efficiently. I highly recommend it!
World class museum right at the heart of the city. MASP offers high quality artistic and cultural content to the general public, further enriching the city’s cultural heritage.
historical museum of sao paolo brazil.
One of the most beautiful collection nicely located in the city center of Sao Paulo, rich diversity of known painters of 19ies and 20ies century as: goya, Delacroix, frans hals, van Gogh, Renoir, manet, monet, Gaugin, matisse, magritte, and many others. The building is great architectural monument as well and the technique to hang the painting is original. The museum is a must for art lovers.
MASP is such a cool place. Generations of Paulistas and paulistanos frequented this place at some point. Lots of places to sit bellow it's arches A nice view from Sao Paulo city center can be seen from the MASP "gap" Lots of homeless people and Hippies also hang around the museum/art gallerybut just be aware of this and be mindful of your belongings that you should be fine. Nice place to visit if you are around Paulista Avenue and you can also go to Rua Augusta, Park Trianon MASP, Sesc, Casa das Rosas,Japan House and conjunto Nacional are all walking distance from the Museum/art gallery. The Paulista Avenue have a bike line that is cool to bike at and also very good for skating/longboarding. Enjoyv the chaos!
This is probably the coolest thing we've don in Sao Paulo. It was a tad expensive but it was so worth it. The area is cool and trendy and has lots of cafes and restaurants too. The museum is an icon of the area not just just because if its funky design but in what it represents. Freedom of expression and the ability to step outside the status quo. The following MASP has is electric and you can feel it throughout the community. It's a must see and do for anyone traveling to Sao Paulo.
I went here with my girlfriend and it was a great experience to see some beautiful art from modern to renaissance. I was very pleased with the variety and quality of the art. It was a little bit of a wait to get in but definitely worth it, great environment and staff. Thanks for the experience and I hope you can continue to bring more art to the public.
When I was in a trip to brazil there was a DC lego exhibition, it was really amazing.
Super interesting museum full of displays in glass stands. The museum is a famous building an worth a few pictures in and of itself. We didn't go to the restaurant here but heard good things. I highly recommend spending your morning or evening here while wandering the city.
Very open and nice, up close and personal. Free on Tuesdays.
One of the best Brazilian museums, you’ll have the chance to see some of the great local artists like Tarsila do Amaral and Cândido Portinari and also other modern names. They have pieces from Raphael, Botticelli and Rembrandt as well. Great space where you can focus on the paintings and then go around to see who is the artist. The place is highly crowded for tourists, if you want to avoid that go later in the day, 2 or 3 hours before they close, always works. Every Tuesday is free, so enjoy as much as you can. They are offering an audio guide for some of the art works, unfortunately only in Portuguese, but is also great. Enjoy the suplicy coffee if you have the chance.
The permanent art here is so decadent and sophisticated and I loved the installations on feminism and woman empowerment. The way the movement and message is conveyed is like no other and I cannot sing its praises hugh enough
One of my favourite Museum in earth so far. Masp is huge and has an underground theatre where I had few classes with one of the curators, during my studying years
The exhibit we went to was beautiful. We got a feeling of struggle and chaos. We resonated with the art
Great museum. I don't really like art museums, but this one moved me. The collection tells a story, and I was deeply inspired. Go.
Really nice collection, open viewing floor, and 3 floors of cool stuff.
Fantastic museum. Great exhibits. European Masters and Brazilian painters together. Very neat way to show paintings- crystal easel. Had great temporary exhibit on afro American centric theme. Well done. Great restaurant in level -2. Dont be scared by homeless on ground floor or look of building. Definitely go!
Absolutely amazing museum filled with a large variety of artwork collected from a diverse time range and artists. From modern pieces changing the definition of art to more classic pieces showcasing classical Brazilian techniques, this museum has a lot to offer visitors of any age or nationality. 4 levels and a very interesting open air design for the stairwells, the architecture is one of the most unique in the area. Low admission prices and friendly staff make for an absolutely impeccable experience.
Definitely a 'must go' in SP. Great expositions, great collection. The building itself is already great! The great space under it (I mean, at ground level) is the spot for the most important political demonstrations.
The Museum of Art in São Paulo is fantastic! The art on display on the top floor is amazing and so well set up. The ticket to get in cost approximately $10 usd which is worth it in my opinion. There is a nice cafe and shop located downstairs below the ticket booth. And there is a nice restaurant as well. Definitely worth visiting!
The remarkable top level takes you on a journey through time with an introduction to a Greek marble, then over the course of the next couple of thousand years, you get to observe the peaks of artistic flair across the world. Notably, within the last century, how basic expression has come in more contemporary pieces. It’s a nice contrast to observe and encourages thought about the impact of world war, globalisation, religion and technology on the subject matter and skilful creation of pieces.
The most stunningly avant garde curatorship I have seen. The building itself is incredible inside and out, and the way the art is displayed suspended in glass makes viewing the collection a unique experience unlike any other.
Love the internal and external architecture, love the pieces being exposed. Employees are knowledgeable and in good mood. Prices are average (R$ 30,00), but its FREE on tuesdays.
Fantastic, well worth the trip into the city. Nicely laid out, good staff, good shop, great restaurant
Good experience in MASP with lot of paintings. And comfortable and quiet environment. Excellent place for art enjoy!