Rua Coropé, 88 | Pinheiros
Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 8pm
Tomie Ohtake was born in Japan but made São Paulo her home. One of the country’s biggest Abstract artists with works ranging from painting to sculpture. São Paulo is dotted with her masterpieces that seem to defy gravity and the the limits of working with concrete. At the Tomie Ohtake Institute, designed by her son Ruy Ohtake, you can visit excellent exhibitions, many of which show works of famous artists for the first time in Brazil. The building itself is a masterpiece and there is a restaurant, bookshop and gift shop in the ground level. It is easy to reach the Institute by subway at the Faria Lima station. The area around it is filled with bars and restaurants. There is a FNAC, the media store, close by.