Cultural Organisation

Centro Munícipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  • R. Luís de Camões, 68
  • Centro
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil


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A space provided by the Municipal Cultural Office, which hosts temporary exhibits, lectures, seminars, courses and research projects dedicated to the diversity of contemporary artistic production. It’s mission is to stimulate dialogue and collaboration between people, groups and institutions that are integrated in the cultural field.

Founded in 1996, it housed part of the collection of works by the artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) until 2009. This was made possible through an agreement with the Hélio Oiticica Project, which is responsible for preserving and promoting his work. In addition to activities related to this collection, important exhibits from Brazilian and foreign artists have been displayed here.

Located in the vicinity of the Tiradentes Square, the oldest cultural hub of the city, the building was built in 1872 to host the National Conservatory of Music and over time had other occupants. Expanded in 1890, under the guidance of Italian architect Sante Bucciarelli, it was given it's the current design.

In the building of 2000m², spread over three floors, are located six exhibition spaces, two mezzanines, two Multipurpose Rooms, Research Room, auditorium with 100 seats and a Cofee Shop. The ground floor has WI FI coverage.

Exhibiting artists