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About the Museum

Casa de Portinari Museum Façade

Casa de Portinari Museum Façade

Candido Portinari’s former house, in Brodowski, the Casa de Portinari Museum, institution from the Secretariat of Culture from the State of São Paulo, represents the strong connection between the artist and his birthplace, origins and family ties. This is the spot where he conducted his experiments on mural paintings and went deep inside the technique over the years.

Due to the many works in mural painting on the house walls and a chapel in the house garden, the preservation of the complex became essential. The first step began on December 9, 1968, when the house was put under government trust by Iphan (National Historical and Artistic Asset Institute). The following year, the property was expropriated and acquired by the Government of the State of São Paulo and, on January 22 1970, it was put under government trust by Condephaat (Council for the Defense of Historical, Archeological, Artistic and Tourism Assets of the State of São Paulo). With the efforts of the artist’s family, the city and the state, the museum was installed and inaugurated on March 14 1970. The complex is composed of a main house and annexes built successively. The typical simplicity of the countryside is the museum’s most striking characteristic.



Mission, Vision and Values 

» Mission – Preserve and divulge the house where Candido Portinari lived and the legacy contained in it, transforming it into the reference of the painter’s life and work and a center to stimulate artistic expression and fruition.

» Vision – Be the reference and divulgement center of Candido Portinari’s life and work and stimulate visual arts.

» Values – Service quality; committed and achieved work teams; responsibility to the preservation and conservation of the Assets; commitment to sustainability; ethics; social commitments; educational commitments.


For the Preservation of the Assets and Memory:

For the Provision of Services and Public Relations: