Pintura de Sérgio Milliet recém integrada ao acervo do MAM São Paulo é exibida na Biblioteca

The untitled painting, donated to the institution by Maria Lúcia de Araújo Cintra, brings two self-portraits of the artist, on the front and back of the support. The work is on display at the Paulo Mendes de Almeida Library, at the Museum

The Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo received a donation of a work by the artist Sérgio Milliet (1898 1966), important supporter of the museum in its early years.


The painting has just been donated by Maria Lúcia de Araújo Cintra to the MAM collection and is displayed at the Paulo Mendes de Almeida Library until the day 12 de Mayo.

Untitled (self-portrait) It is a work in oil on wood and has a unique characteristic: She presents two self-portraits with different finishes, one on the front and one on the back of the support.

It will also be available for public consultation, in the library, the catalog for the exhibition Homage to Sérgio Milliet, carried out by MAM in 1969.

At the time, the exhibition brought together works by Milliet that were scattered among her friends' collections. The catalog features texts by José Geraldo Vieira and Quirino da Silva.

Cauê Alves, museum chief curator, highlights that Sérgio Milliet was one of the decisive characters in the founding of MAM São Paulo, as well as throughout the initial phase of the institution. “The self-portrait that has just entered the MAM collection, complements the other six paintings by the artist already present in the collection that came from the Tamagni collection, fundamental in the second phase of the museum. This work, in particular, has the particularity of bringing a sketch, an unfinished painting on the back, and its complete realization in front, which allows us to learn a little about your work process”, comments.

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Founded in 1948, the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo is a civil society of public interest, nonprofit.

Its collection has more than 5 thousand works produced by the most representative names of modern and contemporary art, mainly Brazilian.

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Both the collection and the exhibitions privilege experimentalism, opening up to the plurality of world artistic production and the diversity of interests of contemporary societies.

The Museum maintains a wide range of activities that include courses, seminars, lectures, performances, musical shows, plays, film sessions and artistic practices.

The content of the exhibitions and activities is accessible to all audiences through guided tours in pounds, audio description of works and video guides in Libras.

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Located in Ibirapuera Park, the most important green area in São Paulo, the MAM building was adapted by Lina Bo Bardi and has, beyond the exhibition halls, with studio, Library, auditório, restaurant and a shop where visitors find designer products, art books and a line of MAM-branded objects.

The Museum spaces are visually integrated with the Sculpture Garden, designed by Roberto Burle Marx to house works from the collection. All facilities are accessible to visitors with special needs.


New acquisition: Sérgio Milliet
Exhibition period: 01 de março a 12 de Mayo
Local: MAM São Paulo Library
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