The Inhotim Institute, located in the city of Brumadinho, about an hour’s drive from Minas Gerais, is one of the largest outdoor centers of contemporary art in Brazil. There is a phenomenal private collection of large scale works by not only Brazilians but Americans and Europeans artists as well, such as Helio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Amilcar de Castro, Janine Antoni, Adriana Varejao, Larry Clark, Marepe, Matthew Barney, Olafur Eliasson and Tunga, just to name a few. Besides the diverse art, the botanical garden run by the Institute was designed by Roberto Burle Marx (one of the greatest modern landscape designers in Brazil) with a focus on native species. Inhotim is the tropical version of Storm King. It is one of the most amazing and inspiring museums in the world and is definitely worth a visit! For more information, click here.

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O Instituto Inhotim, localizado na cidade de Brumadinho, a uma hora de carro de Minas Gerais, é um dos maiores centros de arte contemporânea – a céu aberto – do Brasil. Conta um acervo privado fenomenal de trabalhos de larga escala não só de artistas brasileiros, mas também americanos e europeus – Helio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Amilcar de Castro, Janine Antoni, Adriana Varejão, Larry Clark, Marepe, Matthew Barney, Olafur Eliasson e Tunga são alguns deles. Além da arte, vale a pena dizer que o  jardim botânico do Instituto foi projetada por Roberto Burle Marx (um dos maiores paisagistas modernistas do Brasil), com foco nas espécies nativas. Inhotim é a versão tropical do Storm King, com certeza um dos museus  mais incríveis e inspiradores do mundo. Vale muito a pena a visita, para mais informações, clique aqui.

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