The MAC is part of the Caminho Niemeyer (Niemeyer Path), an architectonic complex designed by Niemeyer in Niterói, which is only behind Brasília as the city which holds the largest number of the artist’s work.

The Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), first opened in September 2nd 1996, is the current symbol of the city of Niterói. The futuristic shape created by Niemeyer became a reference in modern architecture all over the world, being considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World when it comes to museums, according to the specialized media. The reflecting pool surrounding the building contributes to the fluidity of its lines and the big concrete ramp, paved in red, leads visitors to the upper floors of the museum, from where one can have a panoramic view of the Guanabara Bay and of the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói. The MAC houses the João Sattamini Collection, one of the most important contemporary art collection in the country, with over 1300 pieces.


Avenida Almirante Benjamin Sodré, s/n - Boa Viagem
Rio de Janeiro - RJ

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+55 21 2722-2400


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