Founded in 1866, this research organization develops activities aimed at the scientific study of the natural and sociocultural systems of the Amazon. Built in 1879, the former residence of the museum’s one-time director, Swiss zoologist Emilio Goeldi (1859-1917), houses temporary exhibitions from the institution’s archaeological and ethnographic collections. The former, with about 120,000 objects and two million fragments from various regions of the Amazon, is made up of collections of archaeological ceramics (such as canisters and funeral urns) and lithic artifacts (such as arrowheads and ax blades), and more. The ethnographic collection includes more than 15 thousand objects from 120 indigenous peoples, particularly those from the Brazilian Amazon, but also from Peru and Colombia. In addition, the museum also holds pieces from traditional Brazilian communities, such as riverside populations, and a collection of African objects that arrived in the country at the end of the 19th century.
Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
Belém, Pará, Brazil
"Reencontros", temporary exhibition with pieces from the museum's ethnographic and archaeological collections. Photo: Publicity/Paula Sampaio
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Instituto Tomie Ohtake
São Paulo, Brazil
24 August - 26 August 2018
Mulheres Radicais: arte latino-americana
São Paulo, Brazil
18 August - 19 November 2018
Talks / Workshops
Histórias Afro-atlânticas: Black Brecht
São Paulo, Brazil
18 August - 19 August 2018
Nahui Olin - La mirada infinita
Museo Nacional de Arte
15 June - 09 September 2018
Refugio frente a la tormenta. Miradas al exilio desde la Colección MUSAC
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
19 June - 18 November 2018
Historia de dos mundos: Arte experimental lationamericano en diálogo con la colección MMK, 1944-1989
Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
12 July - 14 October 2018
Summer Group Show Art Africa
Out of Africa Gallery
28 July - 26 August 2018
Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts
Omaha, United States
15 September - 15 September 2018
Galería El Museo
07 July - 30 August 2018
José Antonio Gómez Rosas, a Mexican Master
A Gifted Ghost Known as “El Hotentote”
An air of mystery surrounds the life of this artist, contemporary of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It's time to rediscover his work.
The Politics of Textile Art
The Unexpected Power of Threads
Two recent books focus on artists using textiles as a way of traversing politics and creating meaning.
Religion as Inspiration
Eneida Sanches – Trance and Dimensional Displacement
Among black women artists from Brazil, she is one of the few who discusses in her works a closeness with the sacred.
Maria Auxiliadora: daily life, painting and resistence
With seven thematic axes, the exhibition gathers the largest number of paintings by the artist ever presented.
Echoes of the South Atlantic
Arjun Appadurai – “The relevant issue is: rich versus poor”
For the Indian anthropologist, both an idea of a “Southern Theory” and the term “Decolonization” can easily slip into clichés.
An Island Within an Island
Haitians in Cuba – “Two Homelands, One Blood”
Filmmaker Esery Mondesir discusses his new documentary “Una Sola Sangre”, about Haitian communities in Cuba.
Images of Aleijadinho
The São Paulo Museum of Art brings together 37 sculptures by "Aleijadinho" along with paintings and photographs by other Brazilian artists.
In Focus: Cuba
“Afro-” and “-Cuban”: A Possible Nation?
How are black Cubans perceived? A walk through the history of the relationship between the visual arts and Cuban Afro identity.
Remembering the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo
To Live Is To Be In The Moment
The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016) examined notions of uncertainty and the strategies offered by contemporary art to embrace it.