The Centro de Arte Popular - Cemig is the ideal space for a real immersion in our culture. Located at Goncalves Dias Street, 1608, near Praça da Liberdade, its main building dates of the decade 1920, and follows the characteristics of eclecticism. Initially built for residential use, was also the seat of the ancient San Tarcisio Hospital.
Later, the building was redesigned by architects Acacio Borsoi Gil and Janet Costa to install the Centro de Arte Popular - Cemig.
Privileged dissemination and appreciation of folk art from around the state of Minas Gerais, the museum's collection, part of the Circuito Cultural da Praça da Liberdade is under the management of the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura de Minas Gerais, leads the visitor to the imagination of different artists. Through its works, we are connected to the origins, histories and beliefs of a people who bring their own references in the hands of the culture from Minas Gerais.
At all levels, the Centro de Arte Popular - Cemig there are rooms that depict the folk art from Minas Gerais. The visitor can check out a collection composed of wood carvings and ceramics, among other materials.
One of the highlights of the museum is the “Sala Grandes Mestres”. In this single space, big names of folk art of Minas Gerais are gathered, such as GTO, Arthur Pereira, Zefa, Zezinha, Placedina, Ulisses Pereira, Isabel Mendes and Noemiza.
Centro de Arte Popular - Cemig