Rio de Janeiro has quite some museums, some older ones needing repair and some newer ones; they are even still building new futuristic places for art and science. Most impressive I found the Museo de Arte do Rio, which is situated close to an old favela and therefore faces this topic. Close to it, the new Museu do Amanhã (Museum of tomorrow) is still in the making.
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
Impressive new museum, located next to an old favela and showing changing exhibitions. By the time of my visit they were showing favela life and rural life.
Praça Mauá, 5
Rio de Janeiro, 20081-240
Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM)
Modern art presented in a mouldy building close to Baía de Guanabara. Close-by is the memorial to the victims of the second world war.
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85
Glória, Parque do Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro, 20021-140
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (MNBA)
The national museum of fine arts is located in the center of Rio de Janeiro – close to metro station Carioca. It features the wide range of classical fine arts.
Avenida Rio Branco, 199
Rio de Janeiro, 20040-008
Museu do Arte Contemporânea (MAC)
To reach the MAC you have to cross the Baía de Guanabara and go to Niterói. I didn’t visit the museum but the architecture looks great.
Mirante da Boa Viagem, s/nº