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  • ICAA Record ID
    1333988
    TITLE
    Adolpho Leirner Collection Of Brazilian Constructive Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Exhibition History and Published references / Adolpho Leirner Collection
    IMPRINT
    Houston, Texas : Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1918
    LANGUAGES
    English; Portuguese
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Exhibition List – Bibliographies
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Adolpho Leirner Collection Of Brazilian Constructive Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Exhibition History and Published references. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, International center for the Arts of the Americas,  2018.

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Synopsis

This document outlines the exhibition and publication history for each of the ninety-seven works in The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art was formed by the São Paulo-based art patron Adolpho Leirner and acquired by the Museum between 2005 and 2007. It represents a brilliant window into the seminal decades of the 1950s and 1960s when, stimulated by an economic boom and a surge in modernization, Brazil emerged at the vanguard of the region’s social and cultural development. Two paramount events defined the utopian spirit of this time: the establishment of the São Paulo Biennial in 1951 and the inauguration of Brasília, the futuristic new capital, in 1960. Energized by these unprecedented achievements, artists from the São Paulo-Rio de Janeiro axis embraced the legacies of Russian Constructivism, Dutch Neo-Plasticism, and, above all, the School of Design in Ulm, Germany, to create the unique yet highly modulated voice of Brazilian Constructivism. The Collection is a critical component of the Latin American art initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which is represented by the Latin American Art Department and the ICAA.

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International Center for the Arts of the Americas, MFAH, Houston, USA
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The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund.