Inhotim is characterized for offering a great number of works of art, exhibited in open places or in temporary and permanent galleries, located in a Botanic Garden of astounding beauty. The garden design was primarily influenced by Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) and everywhere you go you can find rare plant species aesthetically arranged in a place which comprises five lakes and a preserved reserve of forest. The Inhotim Institute, a Civil Society Organization in the Public Interest – OSCIP, besides
having places for aesthetics and entertainment delight – which keeps its singular rank among other institutions of the same kind – also develops researches in the environmental area, educational actions and a meaningful inclusion and citizenship program for its neighbors.
The artistic archives contain more than 500 pieces from artists who are nationally and internationally renowned, such as Adriana Varejão, Helio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, Chris Burden, Matthew Barney, Doug Aitken, Janet Cardiff, among others. Inhotim differs from other museums because it offers the artist conditions to produce his works which would fit no other park.
In an area of 97 hectares, the Botanic Garden is formed by many botanic collections, among which outstands the Araceae, an orchid collection of the Vanda species, with 350 elements of different types and also one of the biggest collections of Palmae of the world, with over 1,400 species. Researches and botanic and garden design projects are developed in a partnership of governmental and private organizations.
Inclusion and Citizenship
Inhotim has become a fundamental vector for the socioeconomic development of the municipality of Brumadinho and its neighborhood. Projects such as Inhotim Encanto e Coral e Iniciação Musical (Choir and Musical Introduction) value the talents from the region and involve children, young people and adults. An important interlocution has also been established with the region’s entrepreneurs for the increase of their economic activities, besides many projects in a partnership with the local public authorities.