The true architect of the capital, Brasília, wasn’t Oscar Niemeyer but Juscelino Kubitschek, popularly known as JK, the President of Brasil from 1956 to 1961. From a pedestal high above his mausoleum, his statue looks out over the city that he, Juscelino Kubitschek, was the real father of.
The Museu Nacional is one of Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic works in Brasília. They’re all iconic, the whole city is. Not just Niemeyer deserves the credit but Lúcio Costa, the planner and the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, with the the 30,000 construction workers who built a modern city in 41 months.