#Brazil

Museum Stories

Did They Burn Picasso? 15 Years Later The Stolen Artworks From Chácara do Céu Museum Remain Missing

It was 2006. Armed men invaded the Chácara do Céu Museum in Rio de Janeiro and stole a fortune in paintings. The stolen artworks included Picasso,...

Rute Ferreira 23 October 2021

South American Art

Modernism in Brazil: One Week That Has Changed It All

In 1922, the Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) was held in Brazil. Marking the official beginning of Modernism in Brazil, the event lasted an...

Vithória Konzen Dill 29 July 2021

Women Artists

Lygia Pape and Neo-Concretism: Art Is Experience

Breaking with all the patterns of what had been art in Latin America up to then, Lygia Pape with Grupo Frente created a unique Brazilian...

Dévra Taboada 27 December 2020

South American Art

Coca-Cola and the Explosive Art of Cildo Meireles

Protest Art is challenging and controversial. Political protest requires a focus, and protest art gives us a public space where we can have a...

Candy Bedworth 25 November 2020

Nature

Painting Brazil: Vistas of João Batista da Costa

This collection of paintings in idyllic settings is the legacy of artist and illustrator João Batista da Costa. Batista da Costa was active in...

Maya Tola 24 November 2020