Museu de Arte Brasileira MAB-FAAP presents the exhibition “Obras-primas [Masterpieces]”, featuring 18 artworks allowing the viewer to see the masterpieces of Brazilian art.
Jose Garnelo, Alegoria, 1936. Courtesy of MAB-FAAP, São Paulo.
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The Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado‘s Museum of Brazilian Arts (MAB-FAAP) has its own collection of around three thousand Brazilian works of art such as photographs, sculptures, engravings, paintings, among others, from the end of the 19th century until contemporary art. Among the main artists are Anita Malfatti, Victor Brecheret, Di Cavalcanti, Oswaldo Goeldi, Lasar Segall, Pancetti, Portinari, Alfredo Volpi, Cícero Dias, Tomie Ohtake, Arcângelo Ianelli, Flávio de Carvalho, Lygia Clark and Burle Marx, among others.
Founded in 1960, MAB has been housing remarkable art expos either by Brazilian or international artists, including traveling shows coming from the main museums in the world. Among those we can highlight “Pharaohs: Treasures of Egyptian Art” (Louvre, France), “China: Imperial Art, Everyday Art, Contemporary Art” (Guimet Museum and private collections from France), “Greek Gods” (Pergamon Museum Collection. Berlin, Germany) and “Heritage from the Czars” (Moscow Kremlin Museums, Russia).
In the scope of fashion, the Museum held large international exhibits such as “Papiers à la Mode”, showing paper dresses made by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave; “Christian Lacroix – Scene Costumes”, with costumes from the Centre National du Costume de Scène (CNCS); and “The Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco Era”, in partnership with Grimaldi Forum – Monaco.
MAB-FAAP was awarded with important prizes in the area. The most recent was granted in 2010 by the Associação Brasileira de Críticos de Arte (ABCA) to the “Memórias Reveladas” and “Tékhne” exhibits.
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