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This flyer denounces the situation of the Escuela de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina), which was then closed by military orders with no possibility of re-opening. It likewise repudiates the takeover of this institution, and demands participation in the creation of curricula as well as the immediate re-opening of the EBAMB. It concludes by naming a date for the students to meet at the school.

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Beginning in 1876, the Sociedad Estímulo de Bellas Artes took on an educational and organizing role in the arts until, in 1905, a municipal decree transferred the responsibility for official arts education to the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes. From that point onward the institution continued its charge, although in 1927 its name changed to the Escuela de Artes Decorativas de la Nación and later, it became known as the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón. Although during different historical moments the students have demanded the renewal of the curriculum, during the de facto government of the Lieutenant General Alejandro Agustín Lanusse (1971-73), the student struggle became radicalized, sparking actions that were strongly repressed by the military authorities.

The Escuela Nacional de Artes, which was in charge of the first stage of arts education, was later re-named the Escuela de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano.

This document was selected because it bears witness to the choices the student movement made during the spurious Lanusse government.

Researcher
Cristina Rossi
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Archivo Juan Carlos Romero.