Museu de Arte Moderna - A building that truly struts its stuff, MAM sits proud in Parque do Flamengo. Finished in 1958, it was designed by another Lucio Costa acolyte, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, who also work on Palacio Gustavo Capanema. The giant pillars and trusses that support the structure allow for huge expanses of glass and an interior space free from obstructions, resulting in great views of the city and Roberto Burle Marx's landscaping. Some complain that it is not the best venue in which to look at art, but it remains a fresh and powerful design. Ready was prolific in Rio but his oeuvre is often mistaken for that of Niemeyer.