Museo de Arte Comtemporãnea de Niterói (MAC) in Niterói, Brazil

November 2011 Issue

Museo de Arte Comtemporãnea de Niterói (MAC) in Niterói, Brazil


The Museo de Arte Comtemporãnea de Niterói (MAC) in Niterói, Brazil

Any fan of science fiction, “The Jetsons” or just whimsical design might like to check out the article on architect Oscar Niemeyer on Wikipedia, to see photos of some of his amazing buildings.

In 1996, at age 89, Niemeyer designed the subject of September’s photo, the Museo de Arte Comtemporãnea de Niterói (MAC) in Niterói, Brazil (across the bay from Rio de Janeiro). The flying-saucer-shaped building is one of many futuristic, playful creations by the prize-winning architect, who is to celebrate his 104th birthday on Dec. 15, 2011.

Thirty-five readers sent in correct answers by the deadline, and RUTH-ELLEN DANZ of Wilmette, Illinois, won the drawing. We thank Thom Wilson of Scottsdale, Arizona, for contributing the photo.
Museo de Arte Comtemporãnea de Niterói (MAC) in Niterói, Brazil