Photographer's Note

Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (MAC)

Niteroi's MAC looks like that of a flying saucer with a dramatic location on a cliff overlooking Guanabara Bay, just across the water from Rio.

The entire building rests on a cylindrical base a mere 27 feet in diameter. This architectural balancing act is the creation of 92 year old Oscar Niemeyer. The entrance ramp which looks like red carpet is actually red concrete.

The cunning design uses light refracting from the bay to illuminate its collection.

MAC oficial website

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