Instituto Inhotim is a contemporary art museum and botanical garden located in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais. Recognized as a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP, in Portuguese) by the Government of Minas Gerais since 2008, Inhotim is a private, not-for-profit entity, funded by donations of individuals and companies – whether directly or through the Federal and State Tax Incentive Laws for Culture –, as well as by its ticket office and other events. Idealized since the 1980s by the businessman Bernardo de Mello Paz, out of the ferrous ground of this farm originated, back in 2006, one of the biggest open-air museum in the world.
Its privileged location – amid the rich biomes of the Atlantic Forest and the tropical savanna of Cerrado –, as well as the lush landscapes over 140 hectares open for visiting, offer a unique experience to visitors, blending art and nature. Around 700 works by more than 60 artists coming from nearly 40 different countries are displayed outdoors and in galleries that share the space with a Botanical Garden of more than 4.3 thousand rare botanic species, from all continents.