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Museu Oscar Niemeyer which is also known as Museu do Olho (The Eye Museum) due to the design of the building, is by far Curitiba's best museum. A strange, beautiful, powerful and lyrical composition. It was designed by the architect Niemeyer. He completed this project in 2003 at 95 years of age.

The first building, Castello Branco, was designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1967 in the style of the time and served as an educational institute. It was transformed into museum, for which Niemeyer designed the additional building in the shape of the eye, giving it a new, modern identity. The existing building has exhibition halls in three levels, bookshop and restaurant and the new building was designed for exhibitions and multimedia presentations. The complex of two buildings is a true example of architecture linked with art.

The museum focuses on the visual arts, architecture and design. It includes a collection of the works of Parana's artists and temporary modern art exhibitions.

Other two most notable Niemeyer's works are Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi - MAC (the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum) in Niteroi, a city next to Rio de Janeiro, and Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Brasilia (the Cathedral of Brasilia).

The museum is open Tues-Sun 10am-8pm.

Address: Rua Marechal Hermess 999
Directions: Centro Civico
Phone: %s4%cb041 3350 4400%s*%c*
Website: http://%s4%cbwww.museuoscarniemeyer.org.br%s*%c*

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2008
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