Apr 9, 2015
Instituto Cultural INHOTIM is located in Brumadinho County, MG, and 60 km away from the capital city of Belo Horizonte. The museum is built inside the Inhotim Environmental Park reservation. Its architecture is very beautiful and its assets include over 500 contemporary works of art by over 100 artists, besides temporary photographic and cultural displays.
The natural area of the complex is divided into two parts: the Natural Reservation, with 600 hectares of land and the Tropical Park, with 45 hectares of gardens with botanical collections and five ornamental lakes adding up to an area of 3.5 hectares.
The gardens were designed by landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx, who visited the site in 1984 and made suggestions and drew blueprints to improve the institute's environment. About 110 thousand people from Brazil and from the world have already visited INHOTIM in the last 12 months. The Cultural Center has become a cultural reference for all those who wish to appreciate contemporary art innovatively.
Inhotim also carries out cultural programs that include environment, education and technology weeks. The site offers something for everyone: art lovers who can gaze at the beautiful works of art on display; nature lovers who enjoy native woods conservation and the elaborate gardens that surround the building; and those who admire architecture will not be let down by the innovative design of the buildings.
Original pavilions, constantly renewed exhibitions, diversified assets and a preserved environment make Inhotim a must visit for tourists who visit Belo Horizonte and its surroundings.
INHOTIM is also committed to preserving and studying the environment. It uses an area encompassing 12.00 hectares surrounding the gardens to carry out the vegetation preservation and recovery programs, as well as environmental education programs for the young people from the community it belongs to.
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