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IMS Poços


Rua Teresópolis, 90 (Jardim dos Estados)
Poços de Caldas, MG – Brazil

Visiting hours

Open 2pm–7pm. Always closed on Mondays



Get in touch

By phone +55 35 3722-2776
By email

Poços de Caldas, in the state of Minas Gerais, is home to the first Instituto Moreira Salles cultural center, opened in August 1992. IMS Poços is comprised of two buildings, a centennial cottage that houses the administration and a café, as well as a cultural center with over 1,000 sq. mts. of exhibition space, with a minimalist, modern design that stands out amidst the landscape for its white bulk and large stairway in the main façade.

Getting here

Rua Teresópolis, 90 – Jardim dos Estados
May also be referred to as Casa da Cultura de Poços de Caldas on street signs


Admission is free for the cultural center and all events. Use of face masks is mandatory.


Agora ou nunca – devolução


Scene from the movie Xingu Terra (1979)


Sep 22, 2020 –  Feb 28, 2021


Maureen Bisilliat and Rachel Rezende

Info in Portuguese

Just shy of eighty-nine years of age, the photographer Maureen Bisilliat has produced a broad set of works that portray the contradictions and human figures of deep Brazil. Bisilliat stopped taking pictures professionally in the 1980s and switched her focus to video. Over the past eight years, she has been studying and organizing her audiovisual collection at her own home, submitting her life and oeuvre to an intense process of review and re-evaluation.

The product of this in-depth exploration of her video output is this exhibition, consisting of twelve videos produced from the 1960s through 2018. Through its mosaic of memories, the exhibition showcases the sense of human connection that pervades the artist’s oeuvre. Included are records of reunions between Bisilliat and people she photographed in the past, in places like Rio de Janeiro’s Mangueira Hill community and the Recôncavo Baiano, in Salvador, Bahia.

Agora ou nunca also features films from her experiences at Xingu Indigenous Park in the state of Mato Grosso, where she first visited in the 1970s at the invitation of Orlando Villas Bôas, a Brazilian explorer and indigenous rights activist. She later returned several times to do photo essays depicting the life of the Xingu peoples.

General information

Use of face masks is mandatory, including for children (starting from 6 years old).

If you are not feeling well, stay home. Everyone will have their temperature taken out upon arrival, and whoever has body temperature of 37.5 ºC (99.5 ºF) or higher will not be allowed inside.

We have hand sanitizer available at the entrance and in all other areas. You may use it whenever you wish. Sanitize your hands frequently and avoid touching your face, your eyes or your mask. There is also a sanitizing mat at the entrance for your shoes.

Cleaning of restrooms, elevators, contact surfaces and all other areas will be intensified.

Keep a distance of 2 meters (6 feet) from other people.

As we will not offer lockers, do not bring your backpack, but rather a lightweight bag that can stay with you for the duration of the visit.

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Smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited in the galleries.


IMS Poços aims to provide full access for all visitors. There's an access ramp for all floors and signs have been provided for persons with special needs.


The bookshop carries items designed for and related to IMS collections including books, catalogues, reviews and other periodicals, DVDs, posters, photographs, bags, and materials related to IMS events and exhibitions.


Rotina Café Galeria is open from Tuesday to Friday, 2pm-7pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, 9h30am-7pm. Entrance only by Rua Aquidauana, 107.