Founded in 1948, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio) is a nonprofit organization with a singular position in Brazilian Art, and not just for its importance as a cultural hub. Its building, designed by Affonso Eduardo Reidy, is a landmark in Brazilian modern architecture. Burle Marx’s designed the landscape that surrounds the museum. Occupying pride of place in the vanguard of Brazilian experimentation, it witnessed the emergence of many of the country’s art movements and launched some of its most influential artists. MAM Rio’s collections sum around 15,000 works of art, including sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, installations, and contemporary media. The Research and Documentation on Visual Arts Department offers important resources for the study of modern and contemporary art. The Cinemateca do MAM holds regular screenings of its extensive film archive and offers the largest Documentation Center on cinema in the country.
MAM Rio is a modern and contemporary art museum, located in Parque do Flamengo (Flamengo Park), near the historic city center of Rio de Janeiro and Santos Dumont Airport. MAM Rio is easily accessible by bus, metro (Cinelândia Station), light rail VLT Carioca (Antonio Carlos Stop) and by car.
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