The center has a calendar of free events, including music concerts, theatre plays, video showcases and art exhibitions.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Art Center was created on the 11th of March in 1871, on Praça Onze, and is named Calouste Gulbenkian as a tribute to the Portuguese cultural institute that had its headquarters in Lisbon – the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The center was built in a building with an interior of 8,800 square-meters and an exterior area of 1,733 square-meters, containing 32 rooms on its interior and with resources donated by the Foundation to the Brazilian government. The three-story building houses the Gonzaguinha Theatre, an auditorium, a video room, the Ismael Nery Art Gallery and twenty rooms and workshops where there are formation courses for artists and technicians in art-related occupations.


Rua Benedito Hipólito, 125 - Centro
Rio de Janeiro - RJ

+55 21 2224-5747

+55 21 2224-8300


From monday to friday, 9am to 7pm.

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