Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica
- Rua Luis de Camões 68
- admission free
- 11am-6pm Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat & Sun
Lonely Planet review for Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica
This avant-garde museum is set in a 19th-century neoclassical building that originally housed the Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts. Today the center displays permanent works by the artist, theoretician and poet Hélio Oiticica, as well as bold contemporary art exhibitions, well-tuned to Oiticica's forward-leaning aesthetics. In addition to six exhibition galleries, there's a bistro and a book shop on the 1st floor.