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IMS Poços


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

Visiting hours

Tuesdays to Sundays and holidays 1pm-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.


Retratos de Limercy Forlin


Unidentified persons (Limercy Forlin/IMS Collection)


May 15th, 2021 – Mar 6th, 2022


Teodoro Stein Carvalho Dias

Info in Portuguese

This exhibition collects approximately 7,500 portraits of the residents of Poços de Caldas, all taken by Limercy Forlin between 1958 and 1982. He owned an important photography studio in town, where he photographed from politicians and well-known individuals to common workers and immigrants.

The collection contains images of people portrayed by Forlin at different moments in their lives, from youth to old age. In 2016, his heirs donated a large collection of his negatives to the IMS.

General information

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

We have hand sanitizer available at the entrance and in all other areas. You may use it whenever you wish. Sanitize your hands frequently.

Cleaning of restrooms and all other areas is intensified.

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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.