A large group of contemporary works, exposed to the open air or in temporary galleries and located permanent in a botanical garden, Inhotim make in Brazil in a unique and a must for art lovers, the architecture and nature.
Over 100 acres of park and gardens designed by renowned artist and Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burie Marx, and 300 additional nature reserve of native forest make up the contemporary art center and Inhotim Botanical Garden, located in Brumadinho, 60 km from Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
This project of great international relevance –the largest ‘museum’ of contemporary art opencast in the world- was created by the Brazilian patron Bernardo Paz, who in the mid-eighties started the collection aimed for Inhotim. As of September 2004, the park and offered guided tours to some audiences, as local schools and people with specific interests; but it was only in October 2006, once the infrastructure was installed, which opened the doors to the public. More than 500 works of painting, sculpture, drawings, photographs, videos and installations by famous Brazilian artists and international produced from the sixties to the present are displayed in nine galleries spread over the park. Unlike most museums in the world, Inhotim is notable for allowing the artist performs certain types of work that only in this place could be built.
The exhibits are divided between galleries devoted to permanent installations and others where selected works are exhibited for a period of two years. After intensive discussions between artists, architects and the institution, the continuing were designed specifically to house works of renowned artists such as Cildo Meireles, Tunga, Adriana Verajão, Marilá Dardot, Victor Gripo, Matthew Barney, Rivane Neuenschwander, Valeska Soares, Janet Cardiff & George Miller, Doug Aitcken, Helio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida, Miguel Rio Branco and the Colombian Doris Salcedo. In September last year new galleries were opened in the same capacity for the Brazilian Tunga, Lygia Pape, the Cuban Carlos Garaicoa and the Spanish Cristina Iglesias.
Inhotim is located approximately 60 km from Belo Horizonte, the city located an hour’s flight from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
It offers guided tours options;
On Tuesdays, free admission.
Wednesday and Thursday, costs R $ 20.
Friday to Sunday and holidays, costs R $ 28.
Students and elderly people over 60, pay half.
Children under 5 years free of charge.
Open: Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a. m. to 16:30 p. m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 am to 17: 30 pm
Tel: 55 31 3227 0001
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