Thursday, August 25, 2011

Introducing: Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo - (Sacred Art Museum of Sao Paulo)

The Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo (Sacred Art Museum of Sao Paulo) is a leading Brazilian institution that studies, preserves and exhibits objects of religious art. It is located on the left wing of the Monastery of Light in the Luz neighborhood.

Anjo - XVIII Century - Mestre Valentim
Funded through an agreement between the State Government and the Archdiocese of São Paulo, the museum was founded in 1970. It houses one of the most important collections of Brazilian sacred art, collected by the Archdiocese during the 20th century with parts from old churches across the country. This collection contains works of Brazilian and foreign artists produced since the 16th century, with special emphasis on the imagery of the colonial period and several works by important artists such as: Aleijadinho, Frei Agostinho da Piedade, Frei Agostinho de Jesus, Mestre Valentim, Mestre Athayde, Almeida Junior and Benedito Calixto.
What: Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo
Where: Avenida Tiradentes, 676
When: Every day, from 9 am to 4 pm
Price: R$ 6 and R$ 3 student
Phone: +55 (11) 3311-8745

No comments:

Post a Comment