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To schedule a visit with our docents, please call +55 (11) 3324-0944 or +55 11 3324-0943 and ask for Paulo or Valdir. Visits are scheduled on a monthly basis, Monday thru Friday from 10:00 to 5:30 pm. Openings are always announced on the second Monday of the month for scheduling visits the following month.

* Public schools and teachers are exempt from payment of admission price: suffice it to submit a letter.

** Pinacoteca does not offer transportation services. Chartered buses can be parked on the street in front of the museum.

*** Groups must be a maximum of 20 people, over 16 years old, or 15 people under 16 years old, accompanied by at least two supervising adults.

To contact our press office, send an e-mail to imprensa@pinacoteca.org.br or call +55 (11) 3335-5367. You can receive press releases and images, schedule interviews and video shoots.

Just access the Work With Us section to check out available positions. You can also send an e-mail to crh@pinacoteca.org.br.

The Pinacoteca has the capacity to host lectures, workshops, corporate events, and weddings. Contact us at +55 (11) 3335-5371 or e-mail eventos@pinacoteca.org.br to learn how you can hold your event at one of the most charming places in town.

Photographs and video news footage can only be carried out on the premises of the Pinacoteca through prior scheduling, provided they are related to the museum collections and exhibits. In some cases photography and video footage are also authorized strictly for academic use, with notification from the educational institution. Videos and/or photo books for other purposes are not allowed. Click here to see the APAC’s statement on this topic.

Admission price is R$ 10.00 (full price) / R$ 5.00 (half-price for students with appropriate student ID). Children under 10 and over seniors over 60 years of age are admitted free of charge. On Saturdays, admission is free. The museum is open from Wednesday to Monday, from 10:00 to 5:30 pm, and visitors may stay until 6:00 pm. For more information about prices and free admission, click here.

Educational institutions can pick up free teaching materials by coming in person to the Pinacoteca’s Center for Educational Action, at the address: Praça da Luz, 2, Wednesday through Monday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call +55 (11) 3324-0944 or 3324-0943.

In order to provide a satisfactory service to students, the Pinacoteca only attends to those who are developing a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.

You can schedule your visit to our Documentation and Memory Center (CEDOC) where you can consult the collection of archives and documents. It is located at Largo General Osório, 66, 1º andar. You can also send an e-mail to cedoc@pinacoteca.org.br.

You can conduct your research at the Walter Wey Library (requires no prior scheduling), which specializes in visual arts, with wide range of books and catalogs, plus a newspaper library. It is open on Mondays, and Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. as well as Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. You can also consult the online catalog on the Library’s website, by clicking here. If you have any questions or requests, please send them to biblioteca@pinacoteca.org.br.

The Pinacoteca is aware of its role in ensuring broad-based accessibility to its collection, so it has several educational programs to attend to different groups. Click here to see all of these programs.

The proposed works are evaluated by the museum’s technical staff and by Conselho de Orientação Artística – COA (Art Advisory Board (COA). Send an e-mail to nam@pinacoteca.org.br with the following information, for it to be forwarded to the appropriate party:
– artist, title, date, materials, and dimensions;
– whether it is signed and/or has inscriptions;
– current location of the work (city and state);
– record of provenance (how and where it was acquired), exhibitions, and publications;
– market value and/or proposed selling value;
– images and any other information.

It is important to provide us with your contact information: full name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

The “Friends of the Pinacoteca” program was created for people like you to actively participate in one of Brazil’s foremost museums. It’s very simple to participate; click here to see the program. You can also contact us by sending an e-mail to amigosdapinacoteca@pinacoteca.org.br or by calling +55 (11) 3335-5366.

You can search for it in our online shop beforehand. If you can’t find it, call +55 (11) 3324-0938 and speak to our shop staff; we can check our inventory for the item you’re looking for.

In this case, the admission ticket to the Pinacoteca will serve as proof of visit. Just save it and, at the end of the visit, present it at the reception. It will be stamped for you to hand in at your school.

If you want to include an image of a work in a publication, please contact us at the e-mail address nam@pinacoteca.org.br, informing which work of art you would like to use, and in which publication.

Pinacoteca de São Paulo is a museum whose collection has works dating from the colonial period to contemporary times. The exhibition schedule is therefore defined using criteria that seek to balance the historical and the contemporary, domestic and international, emphasizing the artistic practices in different times and contexts. We seek to assure that the public will have contact with a variety of expressions, approaches, themes and periods, in order to expand their repertoire, while we also propose to bring the knowledge produced by the museum itself about its history and its collection. Most of the exhibitions and publications are organized based on the collections held by the museum, plus the efforts of its technical sectors: Conservation and Restoration, Educational Action, Documentation and Memory Center – CEDOC, and the Library, in addition to the Center for Research and Curatorship.
Accordingly, we seek to promote broader dissemination of the activities developed by each area of the institution and to explore segments of the collection that the visiting public rarely has access to. Below we describe the main lines that guide the programming of the Pinacoteca’s exhibits:
– Review of the career of contemporary Brazilian artists;
– Thematic domestic and international shows;
– Institutional history and collections.

Process for suggesting an exhibit or artist:
The annual programming of the Pinacoteca’s exhibits is defined at least 18 months in advance. It comprises internally developed research proposals, as well as projects that reach the museum by contact with other professionals in the art world, namely: artists, curators and producers. The starting point of an exhibit at Pinacoteca is always the presentation of a project to the Center of Curatorship and Research, for evaluation. If the project falls within the institution’s Exhibits Policy, it will be forwarded to the General Board and, after that, to the Conselho de Orientação Artística (Art Advisory Board) – this is the body that has the final discussion regarding whether or not to include the project in the museum’s schedule of exhibits.
Submit your project: curadoria@pinacoteca.org.br

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