Paço das Artes - an institution linked to the Secretary of Culture of São Paulo - was created in March 1970.
The gallery aims to organize and maintain contemporary art exhibitions, courses, lectures, workshops, conferences, hearings and artistic exchanges. Other missions of the organization are to encourage the production of works, train new practioners - mainly young critics, curators and artists - disseminate national and international contemporary art, in addition to promoting subjects related to the area.
Following the path traced since the 1980s, the actions of Paço das Artes cover all the segments of the visual arts and multimedia. Thus its multidisciplinary program encompasses exhibitions, videos, lectures, symposia, concerts, parties, dance shows, music events, festivals and multimedia workshops for children and adults.