Brazil: art in the open

Set over 3,000 acres of forest and farmland in Minas Gerais, Inhotim is a contemporary art museum like no other

A short drive from the off-the-tourist-track city of Belo Horizonte, in the inland state of Minas Gerais, is a museum like no other. Set over 3,000 acres of forest and farmland, Inhotim is an awe-inspiring art park and nature reserve that has been impressing critics and visitors alike with its scale, ambition and collection.

Founded by billionaire mining tycoon Bernardo Paz, it includes works from Brazilian and international artists, from Lygia Pape, Tunga and Miguel Rio Branco to Matthew Barney, Doris Salcedo and Olafur Elíasson. Some have been given a dedicated pavilion and others a space among the extraordinary trees, ponds and gardens.

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