Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum
The stunning Oscar Niemeyer building that houses the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum has become a true landmark for the city of Rio de Janeiro. 16 metres tall with a cylindrical base, and perched on a cliffside overlooking the ocean, it has been likened to both a UFO and flower, with the architectural interest making this a destination in itself.
The views of the mountains, ocean, and city from inside the building are stunning, and many visitors come for this experience alone. They stay, however, for the displays. The permanent collection is largely contemporary, and features some excellent works, many of which are multimedia installations, by Brazilian and international artists. The changing and temporary exhibitions are also fantastic, often including photographic and film works.
Beyond the visual, the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum hosts great public programmes, particularly for children and families, and is also home to a wonderful research and general library, making this a brilliant destination all round, for visitors and locals alike.
Including a full restaurant, a cafeteria, and a buffet area, Bistro MAC is the all-encompassing dining destination for the museum. For elegant dining with stunning views, head to the restaurant, for delicious snacks and cakes, check out the cafeteria, and for a relaxed experience with the most filling options, look no further than the buffet.
Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum currently has no shop.
Mirante da Boa Viagem,
Boa Viagem, Niterói – RJ
+55 21 2620-2400
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
Bus: From central Niteroi: Traffic Araçatuba line 47B – Museum / Boa Viagem.
From Rio de Janeiro: Lines 741-D, 751-D and 761-D (down in Inga neighborhood).