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IMS Poços


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

Visiting hours

Open 1pm–7pm. Closed on Mondays



Get in touch

By phone +55 35 3722-2776
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As a public health precaution due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), IMS Poços is temporarily closed to the public as of Tuesday, March 17.

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.


As a public health precaution due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), IMS Poços is temporarily closed to the public as of Tuesday, March 17.

São Paulo, Out of Reach

São Paulo, fora de alcance


Memorial, 2014


Aug 17, 2019 –  Mar 22, 2020


Thyago Nogueira, assisted by Valentina Tong

The exhibition is the result of three months of daily walks around downtown, central and peripheral neighborhoods in São Paulo, such as Brás, República, Pinheiros, Vila Congonhas, and Itaquera. Known for his series developed around issues of historical, political and architectural relevance, photographer Mauro Restiffe has produced hundreds of black and white pictures with a Leica camera.

The 18 works selected for this exhibition present the city, the urban space and its inhabitants. Far from being postcards, the pictures update São Paulo's visual repertoire by looking at public spaces and important buildings.

Antonio Candido in Poços de Caldas

Antonio Candido em Poços de Caldas


Antonio Candido at his home garden in Poços de Caldas, 1970 / IEB-USP Archive - Antonio Candido Fund


Jul 6, 2019 –  Mar 22, 2020


Laura Escorel

Info in Portuguese

The exhibition presents part of the personal collection of the professor, sociologist and literary critic Antonio Candido (1918-2017), recently donated by his family to the Institute of Brazilian Studies of the University of São Paulo (IEB-USP).

The pictures glimpse at Candido's relationship with Poços de Caldas, divided in three moments: Childhood, Youth and Mature Life. Also in the exhibition are documents from ancestors and friends, and some first editions of his books.

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.

General information

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.


Café Galeria is open from Tuesday to Sundays, 1pm-8pm.