The Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP) is a non-profit institution founded in 1948. Its collection comprehends over five thousand works of Brazilian modern and contemporary art, including traditional formats but also video, performance and installations.
MAM keeps an annual program of temporary exhibitions, and produces every two years the Panorama of Brazilian Art, which maps the Brazilian contemporary production. Considering the growing importance of Brazilian art in the global context, Panorama has become a relevant event in the international cultural circuit.
Trying to address the multiple necessities of the contemporary society and its diversity, MAM develops several cultural and educational activities such as courses, workshops, experimental movie sessions, music projects and presentation of performances for all publics, as well as avant-garde offerings such as audioguides with artworks' description for blind people, and videoguides or sign language tours for deaf people. The Museum's mission to spread Brazilian art and culture is also supported by its library, that offers more than 65 thousand titles and documents, and its publishing division, which develops catalogs, books and the "Moderno MAM" quarterly magazine.
Felipe Chaimovich, curator of MAM, declares: "I wish that MAM becomes more and more an experimental museum for contemporary art. The ArtProject allows us to reach a broader public, thus emphasizing our pedagogical mission, and stimulates the visitor to come to MAM. The partnership with the ArtProject is an important accomplishment for our institution."