To be honest I did not come to Rio De Janeiro thinking that it would have much to offer in terms of art or painting. I knew very little of Brazilian art however I am always willing to explore. The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes is suppose to have a passable collection of European art but during my visit the rooms holding these was closed for renovation. I had to make do with just the Brazilian collection. This was not bad for Brazil has many artists of note. I was most impressed by José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior, Lasar Segall (born in Lithuania) and Victor Meirelles.
It only cost R$8.00 to visit this gallery so a visit is not expensive The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday. Curiously I noticed the outside signage for this building to be very poor. While I was looking for it, I passed it twice until a policeman told me that this was the building.
Well. I do not want to discourage art. However with just 5 days, I would not recommend people going to the art museum in Rio. Do not confuse this review with the MAM, or the Modern Art Museum. This museum is the regular ol normal art museum with sculptures and paintings.
Coming from DC with one of the best art museums around town, I was quite unimpressed. It is a large building, but the artwork is mostly local artists. Many of the sculptures are replicas of original ones in France.
However, the biggest turn-off is the heat. My god the heat. Most of the museum is not temperature controlled, meaning that walking through a room is stifling hot. This cannot be good for paintings. Some rooms are air-conditioned, perhaps just for the more "Important" pieces.
But, the most impressive pieces were these huge, mammoth sized paintings of war scenes. Pretty cool.
It was very cheap, about $5 reals for both people or less than $2 US dollars.
So, if you have more than week, you should check it out, if not there are other more pressing sites.
This is also very far away from Ipanema, so expect the highest cab ride ever, about $20 Reals = $7.00 US bucks.
Uma obra sultuosa , abriga os mais famosos concertos e operas que vem a cidade, por dentro e algo maravilhoso, que nao tenho palavras para descrever, e localizado bem no centro do Rio, na Cinelandia, perto da Biblioteca Nacional e do Museu de Belas Artes.
An imponent construction, that is the home of operas e classical concerts, inside it´s architecture is just marvelous, i don´t have the words to describe it, it´s located downtown in Cinelandia near the National Library and Museu de Belas Artes
Former country manor donated to the Prince Regent Dom Joao when he arrived in Rio de Janeiro in 1808. It was the home of the Brazilian monarchs until the proclamation of the Republic in 1889. Throughout the 19th century it underwent successive restorations under Johnston, Pezerat and Marx, the English, French and German architects respectively.
Tuesday to Sunday
from 10am to 4pm.
The Museum,located in an impressive French Renaissance building,was inaugurated in 1938 and it's installed in the former building of the National School of Arts,created by Dom Joao VI in the 19th century.
The main purpose of this museum is conservation and spreading the works of Brazilian artists and international artists,with focus in how the arts in Brazil evoluted thru the years!
Brazilian famous painting collections include
Victor Meirelles,Pedro Americo,Henrique Bernardelli and others.
International collections what I think are the impressive ones include Italian paintings of the 16th,17th and 18th centuries,and the French and Dutch paintings from the 16th century,and an interesting African collection.
Louis Eugene Boudin.Frans Post,Gianbatistta Gaulli(with the great "Il Baciccia",Giovani Battista Tiepolo,Francesco Guardi and others.
The Brazilian drawings collection is one of the largest,and this museum has been the stage for major exhibitions in Rio lately,including Rodin,Miro and Dali.
MUSEU DE ARTE DE NITERÓI
A must for those who appreciate art..