Instituto Inhotim in Brazil: Great contemporary art collection

Instituto Inhotim is one of the largest open air museums in Latin America and hosts one of the most relevant contemporary art collections in the entire world. Located near Brumadinho in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Instituto Inhotim takes up to 100 acres of natural beauty with a fantastic historical and cultural wealth. Over the years the park has been transformed into a unique land, where contemporary art pieces merge with the magnificent landscape, providing its visitors with a unique experience.


Magic Square #5 by Hélio Oiticica. Source: Cultura Colectiva

Instituto Inhotim was created at first in the mid 80s by Bernardo Mello Paz in his private plot, and it was not until 2002 that the Cultural Institute of Inhotim was founded as a non-profit institution, and until 2006 that this institution opened to public, becoming the most visited museum of contemporary art in Brazil.

Inhotim2 Tunga Troue Rouge. Source: Eduardo Eckenfels

This institution is focused on the production, exhibition and conservation of contemporary art, hosting over 100 artists from 30 different countries. Moreover, the Institute works in the development of educational and social programmes in order to involve visitors and the surrounding community into the appreciation of art.


Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama. Source: Cultura Colectiva

On the other hand, Instituto Inhotim includes pavilions with permanent and temporary exhibition surrounding its botanical gardens. Art pieces for the permanent collection of the Institute have been exquisitely selected over the last decades, and sycu collection includes important artworks by renown international artists such as Hélio Oiticica, Adriana Verejao, Vik Muniz, Anish Kapoor, Steve McQueen, Yayoi Kusama, Edgar de Souza, Jasvas Lopes or Larry Clark.


Untitled by Edgar de Souza. Source: Science of the Time


Troca-Troca by Jarbas Lopes. Source: Basenow

Therefore if you have the opportunity do not miss a visit to such a magnificent and unique site because it is breathtaking.

Have very nice day!