The flying saucer that houses the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil

No need to be a big fan of contemporary art to get me want to visit the MAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil. The truth is that this structure which was designed by the well known architect Oscar Niemeyer, it is better to be admired from the outside. It looks like a huge flying saucer from outer space landed on top of a cliff which is not far from Rio.

MAC view from the beach

MAC view from the beach

Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil

Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil

This giant flying saucer on top of the cliff was constructed in 1996 and its hight is 16 meters. The diameter of the saucer is 50 meters and houses three floors of exhibition space and a big pool surrounds the base. The museum fits with the environment it stands in a perfect harmony overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro and the beautiful sea.

Inside the museum

Inside the museum

View of Rio de Janeiro from the museum

View of Rio de Janeiro from the museum

 

Museum photos: Rodrigo_Soldon

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2 Comments on “The flying saucer that houses the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil”

  1. November 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on msamba.

  2. November 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    What a nice place indeed:)

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