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Instituto Tomie Ohtake

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Address: Avenida Faria Lima, 201 | Entrance via Rua dos Coropes, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05426-010, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 11 2245 1900
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Topped by a purple-and-burgundy-striped conversation piece of a skyscraper...

Topped by a purple-and-burgundy-striped conversation piece of a skyscraper at the north pole of Faria Lima, the cultural center named after a renowned Japanese-Brazilian artist (whose son designed the building) features a rotating schedule of visual art exhibitions, including award-winning photography, avant-garde sculptures, and even decorative cachaça bottle labels. The institute is, quite simply, one of the city's best art venues.

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The architecture of the building worths the visit

The buildind is modern and the institute offers different temporary expositions. It is located in a nice place in the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The buildind is modern and the institute offers different temporary expositions. It is located in a nice place in the city.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful architecture,check the website for the exhibit calendar. On Sunday's it happens a hand made fair near by,at Praça dos Omaguas close to Fnac Pinheiros. Also near has the Mercado Minicipal de Pinheiros,that is a good place to eat.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The building itself is worth the trip. The exhibits are well explained with an audio guide from an app. Nice gift shop too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

On the one hand it feels like this is a museum that could be in any major city, whereas so many Sao Paolo museums feel deeply rooted to that specific place. The collection and programming are heavy on national and international art, architecture and design. But it's very impressive and absolutely worth a visit.

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best assemble of brazilian contemporary artists at this private collection. You Will be able to see more Than 300 important pieces of the most important contemporary artists of Brazil. Hands up to Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, a room full of Volpi's works, Miguel do Rio Branco Photo work, And Érika Versutti. Incredible. Fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I thought I'd had enough of art after a couple of museums earlier but was glad I stopped by the Tomie Ohtake Institute. As mentioned in other reviews it seems to be free on Tuesdays - at least nobody asked me to pay anything! - and there were several galleries of interesting contemporary Brazilian art which I really enjoyed looking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Nice place for art lovers! The building is an example of architecture and it always has famous art exhibitions.

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Cotia, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Instituto Tomie offers the opportunity to get in touch with important masterpeices. Very good display of the pieces in a impressive architecture place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Been there to see the Picasso pieces recently. The place is always buzzing with happenings and exhibts. And for those who love architecture this building is a must the best of Ruy Ohtake.

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Itatiba - SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The place always offer different exhibitions, sometimes free for public. Most of the time you will have to queue up to enter, but it is worth.

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Exploring Pinheiros, a neighbourhood known for cozy restaurants and cafes, you will notice a youthful energy. Several cultural centres and institutes surround the area and even its main church, Calvário, hosts a traditional Brazilian “Festa Junina” - a celebration with traditional music, dance, and food during the months of June and July. On the weekends, residents gather at Benedito Calixto Square, a loud and crowded area where people enjoy live music drinks alongside the antiquities fair.
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