The Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil’s preeminent modern and contemporary art museum, is set to grow, with an expansion that is likely to further cement its reputation as one of the most important art institutions in Latin America or anywhere in the world. Slated to open in January 2024, the new space will add nearly 75,000 square feet to the museum.
The addition will take the form of a new 14-story structure separate from the museum’s famed two-story building, which was designed by pioneering Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1968. The new facility, named after her husband Pietro Maria Bardi, who cofounded the museum, will be connected to MASP’s current edifice by an underground tunnel.
Included in the expansion are an additional 28,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across five floors, growing the museum’s galleries by 66 percent. The increase is intended to allow