My Brazilian experience for today was going to be to learn how to use a pressure cooker. But as soon as the phrase “…and then it could basically become a bomb…” left my husband’s lips, I had to walk away. Another day.
So instead, we went to the feira de antiguidade on the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (MuBE).
The feira is full of antiques, art, knick knacks and a few toys for sale. Fun to look at, but when I asked the price of a small box of legos for my daughter, I guess it must have been considered an “antique” because it was priced at R$90.
There are a few of these markets around the city on a Sunday, but this location is great because there are two museums to visit after you’re done browsing.
The sculptures of the MuBE are often outrageous and always stimulating.
The space is also interesting as an underground concrete multilevel exhibit hall.
The other museum in the area is the Museu da Imagem e do Som.
The photography exhibit was truly moving and included the winners of the Prêmio Internacional de Fotografia 2011.
Best of all, there is no charge to enter the MuBE and the MIS is free on Sundays.