Brasil & Arte Popular
In the Cotsen Gallery, Neutrogena Wing
November 17, 2013 - January 4, 2015
fascinating range of unique and vibrant folk traditions
are presented featuring over 350 pieces from the museums
rich Brazilian collection, ranging from graphic woodblock
prints, colorful ceramic and wood folk sculptures, toys,
puppets, and religious art, to lively festival dramas
with dance, music and costumes. The varied cultural mix
found throughout the vast region of Brazil not only draws
from the original indigenous inhabitants, but also from
the Portuguese colonists who began to settle there in
the sixteenth century, as well as the enslaved Africans
brought by the Europeans. The exhibition continues through January 5, 2015. Link to Full Press Release.
About the Photo: Bumba-Meu-Boi is
a comical and very popular folk drama brought to Brazil
by the Portuguese colonizers in the eighteenth century.
The original plot centers around the death and resurrection
of a prized bull, but the story has been adapted to reflect
typical northeast Brazilian rural life, involving many
varied and costumed characters in a series of comic episodes.
Today it is performed throughout Brazil during the Christmas
holidays, Carnival, and June festivals. Woodblock print
by José Francisco Borges, Bezerros, Pernambuco,
Brazil, 1990. IFAF Collection, FA.1991.17.52.
PAST PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Sunday November 17, 2013
Hands on art making for ages 3 to 103, capoeira by Mestre Virgulino and his group, Capoeira Cangaço
CDO, reception hosted by the Women's Board of the Museum of New Mexico.
Brazillian Festival Toy Making Workshop
Sunday January 26, 2014
Workshop for children of all ages- 3 to 103. By Museum admission, New Mexico residents free on Sundays, youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free.
Sunday February 16, 2014
Join Studio Na Santa Fe instructors and brush up on your dance moves, Brazilian style- with some Portuguese too! Refreshments, dancing and Gallery Talk with exhibition Curator Dr. Barbara Mauldin. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Brasil & Arte Popular! by Museum admission, New Mexico residents with I.D. free on Sundays!
Brazilian Music and Dance
Sunday April 13, 2014
Join Frank and Pilar Leto for an exciting afternoon of music and dance. By Museum admission, New Mexico residents free on Sundays, youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free.
Tuesday & Thursday
July 29 & 31, 2014
10am to 2pm
Make Brazilian Dolls with Museum Educators, a FREE workshop for ages 3 to 103 presented in conjunction with the exhibition Brasil & Arte Popular. To schedule groups of 6 or more, call Patricia at (505) 476-1212.
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