Museu Nacional da República
by PORTO ROCHA
Museu Nacional da República is a public art museum in Brasília designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, a pioneer in shaping the sphere of modernist architecture in Brazil and abroad. The museum, simply referred to as “Museu” by locals, houses a plethora of cultural artifacts and hosts exhibitions that feature some of Brazil’s most prominent artists including Yutaka Toyota, Rubem Valentim and Aurelino dos Santos. Although initially incorporated into Brasília’s city planning back in the late 50s, the museum was only constructed and inaugurated more recently in 2006.