Instituto Moreira Salles - IMS (The Moreira Salles Institute)

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476 - Gávea
Phone: (21) 3284-7400 (21) 3284-7421 (education departament)
Schedule: From Thusday to Friday 11am - 8pm / Saturdays, Sundays and Holydays 11am - 8pm


Last update: Seg, 10 de Março de 2014 15:27

"[...] estímulo ao relacionamento com obras de arte e a integração com os espaços e o acervo do IMS, visando ao desenvolvimento da sensibilidade, observação crítica e pensamento reflexivo [...]"

The Moreira Salles Institute (IMS), founded by the ambassador and banker Walther Moreira Salles (1912-2001) in 1992, has the sole purpose of promoting and developing cultural programs. It has cultural centers in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Poços de Caldas.

The Rio unit occupies the former residence of its founder, a property with more than 10 thousand square meters designed by Olavo Redig de Campos (1906-1984), landscaping and tile panels of Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994). Exhibitions, lectures, concerts, film cycles and events are held in the space.

The IMS operates in the editorial area publishing books, art catalogs and periodicals. Prioritizing the research, its collection can be consulted in person or through consultations online, on their website.

Collections, publications and research

The IMS has an important photographic collection under its care with about 550,000 photographs; the music library has 25,000 digitized recordings of names like Chiquinha Gonzaga, Pixinguinha, Garoto, Francisco Alves and Elizeth Cardoso, the bibliographic with 400,000 titles, such as Mario Quintana, Erico Verissimo and Clarice Lispector, the collection of visual arts is held in an art gallery with over three thousand works, prioritizing Brazilian iconography.

The works of Tarsila do Amaral, Anita Malfatti and Victor Brecheret, among others are part of this collection.

Map of Localization

Bus Line: 524, 158

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