on December 4, 2010
Located very near the entrance of the Cristo Redentor Monument (turn left out of the train station) is the MIAN--Museu Internacional de Arte Naif or International Museum of Naive Art. When we arrived, the gate to the entrance was padlocked, but we rang the doorbell at the gate & were let in. We were the only visitors in this unique museum, overflowing with vibrant color. The term naive is applied to art practiced by the self-taught. As you walk in, you are immediately drawn to a vast canvas measuring 13X23 feet titled Rio de Janeiro, I Like You, I Like Your Happy People. On the mezzanine level is a huge 78 feet long mural that covers the upper two walls, depicting historical events. Remember to show your tickets to the Cristo Redentor for half off the price of admission.
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