The Brazilian public has access to the Itaú Unibanco Art Collection by means of traveling exhibitions organized by Itaú Cultural that present curatorial selections organized by artistic periods or types of support, such as photography. Part of the institute’s Brasiliana and Numismatics collections are on permanent display since 2014 at the Espaço Olavo Setubal [Olavo Setubal Gallery] located on the 4th and 5th floors of the institute, attracting more than 108,000 visitors as of March 2017.


Ways of Seeing Brazil: 30 Years of Itaú Cultural presents more than 750 works belonging to all individual collections that compose the Itaú Unibanco Art Collection. Recently, 48 works were acquired for this exhibition. Another six works were borrowed from the Espaço Olavo Setubal: Nossa Senhora das Dores, 1791, by Aleijadinho, Povoado numa Planície Arborizada, painted by Frans Post in the 17th century – the first work ever to be acquired for the collection, marking its beginning back in 1969 –, the books Pauliceia Desvairada, 1922, and Macunaíma, o Herói sem nenhum caráter, 1928, both by Mario de Andrade, Pau Brasil, 1925, by Oswald de Andrade, and Cobra Norato, 1937, by Raul Boop/Oswald Goeldi.


The oldest works, by date, are from the Brasiliana collection of the Itaú Unibanco Art Collection – two maps Jodocus Hondius: AmericaSeptentrionalis, from 1613, and Henricus Hondius: Accuratissima Brasiliae Tabula, from 1630, and six rare books Sebastiano Beretario: Iosephi Anchietatae Societatis Iesu Sacerdotis In Brasilia Defuncti Vita, from 1617, Nicolaus Orlandini: Historiae Societatis Iesv, from 1620, George de Spilbergen: Miroir Oost & West-Indical Auquel sont defcriptes les deux dernieres Navigations, from 1621, Sebastiano Beretario: Vita del Padre Gioseffo Anchieta, from 1621,  Guilhermo Piso, Georg Marcgraf: Indiae Utriusque, from 1648, and Simão de Vasconcellos: Chronica da Companhia de Jesus do Estado do Brasil, 1663.


Click here to see the complete list of works on display at
Ways of Seeing Brazil: 30 Years of Itaú Cultural, listed by floor.

Itaú Cultural has in previous years organized more than 60 exhibitions with selections from its collections, seen by over 1.7 million people in their tours to over 20 cities in Brazil; in Ways of Seeing Brazil: 30 Years of Itaú Cultural, it presents to the public in a single exhibition more than 750 works that cover all periods of art and culture production in Brazil.

Largest selection from the
Itaú Unibanco Art Collection
ever on exhibition together


Modos de Ver o Brasil: Itaú Cultural 30 Anos
[Ways of Seeing Brazil: Itaú Cultural celebrates 30]

Exhibition dates: May 25 to August 13, 2017

Tuesdays to Sundays: from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Appropriate for all audiences - Free Admission


At the Oca

Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, Portão 3, Parque Ibirapuera

Itaú Cultural

Avenida Paulista, 149, Estação Brigadeiro do Metrô

Phones: +55 11 2168-1776/1777

Air conditioned

Parking: Entrance on Rua Leôncio de Carvalho, 108

If visitors have their parking ticket stamped at the Itaú Cultural reception desk:

3 hours: R$ 7; 4 hours: R$ 9; 5 to 12 hours: R$ 10.

Valet parking with insurance, free for bicycles.


Press Consultants:

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Larissa Correa:

Phone: +55 11 2168-1950

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Phone: +55 11 2168-1906