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Inhotim Institute


Inhotim is a continuously evolving place where art exists in a uniquely intimate relationship with nature. Located in Brumadinho, 60 km from the State’s capital of Belo Horizonte, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Inhotim is a botanical garden of 100 hectares, which is complemented by a comprehensive living library of rare tropical plant species and an art collection of international relevance.

Founded by businessman Bernardo Paz and landscaped by famous gardener Roberto Burle Marx, the Institute began to form its collection in the mid-80´s, with a special focus on art produced around the world between the 60s and today.

In October 2006, with its full infrastructure in place, it opened its doors to the general public. All of the activities developed at Inhotim are promoted by the Institute Inhotim – a private, not for profit institution. After intense dialogue among the artists, architects and the institution, the permanent galleries were designed specifically to receive the works of, to name but a few, Tunga, Cildo Meireles, Adriana Varejão, Doris Salcedo, Marilá Dardot.

Images: Inhotim Institute