7/1/2015 4:00 PM
The ICAA is proud to announce that The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at the MFAH is now on view as part of the Google Art Project, an online platform created by Google Cultural Institute, a not-for-profit initiative that promotes online accessibility of cultural heritage since 2011. This web project gives viewers direct access to the entire Adolpho Leirner Collection, with detailed information on each work as they were first presented in the exhibition Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from May 20 to September 23, 2007, and curated by Mari Carmen Ramírez, The Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas. Viewers are also able to explore the Collection, comprised of nearly one hundred objects, in six separate exhibits representing the original curatorial clusters displayed at the time of Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil; they are: Samson Flexor and Atelier Abstração, The Graphic Arts and Design, Grupo ruptura and Arte Concreta, Grupo Frente, Neo-Concretos, and The Independents.
Another distinct feature of this online partnership is that it allows for each work of the Adolpho Leirner Collection to be linked to groups of relevant historical documents from the Adolpho Leirner Collection Archives and from important bibliographic resources recovered by the ICAA’s research team in Brazil, all of which is accessible through the ICAA Documents Project Digital Archive.
Making this extraordinary collection part of Google Art Project provides worldwide access and visibility to this historically significant art collection, which is in keeping with the Adolpho Leirner’s passion for art and strong sense of social responsibility. We encourage our users to visit this exciting project.