Rio Museum of Art (MAR)

Rio Museum of Art (MAR)


The Rio Museum of Art - or MAR, for Museu de Arte do Rio - offers visitors a multi-faceted vision of the history of the city and of its social fabric, symbolic life, conflicts, contradictions, challenges and expectations. The exhibits conjoin the historical and contemporary dimensions of art through short- and long-term shows of national and international scope. MAR also has the mission of making art a part of public education, through its Escola do Olhar (literally, School of Vision). Situated in Praça Mauá, MAR occupies two interconnected buildings with heterogeneous profiles: the eclectic-style Dom João VI Royal Mansion, which is an official heritage site, and a neighboring modernist building, originally a rail terminal. The mansion houses the Museum's exhibit halls, while the neighboring building is home to the Escola do Olhar, an environment conceived to stimulate collective and personal experiences, with a primary focus on training public school educators.


Tuesday to Thursday – 12 pm to 5 pm
Friday to Sunday – 12 pm to 8 pm 

Coffee house:

Same hours of operation as the museum


Praça Mauá, 5, Centro, Rio de Janeiro


(21) 2233-7754

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesdays during the summer – 10 am to 8 pm


R$8,00 full price, R$4,00 half price and free every Tuesday