Topic Descriptor: museums×
  • [A "Manchete" de 26 de agosto publica um artigo pintor bahiano Carybé...]
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    This text by architect Lina Bo Bardi describes the difficulties she faced as the head of the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB) and of the Museu de Arte Popular (MAP), both of which were located in the Solar do Unhão (since 1963), a seventeenth- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110877

  • [Cher Casimiro...]
    Obregón, Alejandro, 1920-1992
    This is a card bearing the letterhead of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogotá and a handwritten message. It was sent to Casimiro Eiger by Alejandro Obregón to introduce José Gómez Sicre, who is very interested in the plan for a modern art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1133285

  • [El Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas]
    Gamboa, Fernando
    This text, attributed to Fernando Gamboa, defines how Mexican Art is to be classified in the coming decades: Pre-Hispanic, colonial, nineteenth-century, popular, and contemporary art. His department’s fundamental goal was to create a Museo Diná [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 732919

  • [Esta exposição desenvolve temas enunciados na exposição Bahia]
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    This is an article by the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi, who lived in Brazil, about the first exhibition held at the MAP (Museu de Arte Popular) in 1963 in Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia. The exhibit included everyday items handcrafted [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110868

  • [Letter] 1963 ago. 2, Fortaleza, Ceará [to] Lina Bo Bardi, Salvador, Bahia
    Xavier, Lívio, 1900-
    This is a letter from Lívio Xavier—who, at the time, was the director of the MAUC (Museu de Arte da Universidade do Ceará)—to the architect Lina Bo Bardi, who was the director of both the MAMB (Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia) and the MAP (Museu [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110864

  • [Letter] 1963 maio 1, Salvador, Bahia [to] Lomanto Júnior, Governo do Estado da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    In this letter to Lomanto Júnior, the governor of the State of Bahia at the time, architect Lina Bo Bardi requests public support for the Plano de Artesanato Popular, a project geared to encouraging craft production in northeastern Brazil. In a way [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110865

  • [Letter] 1971 VI 22, Santiago, [Chile to] Ernesto [Deira]
    Pellegrini, Aldo
    The art critic sent this letter to Ernesto Deira informing him about the Instituto de Arte Latinoamericano [Latin American Art Institute], which includes the Museo Latinoamericano [Latin American Museum], for which he requests the collaboration of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 745056

  • 20 anos do Museu de Arte de São Paulo
    Bardi, P. M. (Pietro Maria), 1900-1999
    The Italian journalist and art dealer Pietro Maria Bardi describes the organization and construction of the MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo) during the first two decades of its existence, from 1947 to 1967. This was no easy task in the provincial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111187

  • A evolução da fotografia nas últimas décadas : panorama internacional e suas repercussões no Brasil
    Kossoy, Boris, 1941-
    The journalist Boris Kossoy emphasizes the professionalization of the field of photography and the growth of the photography art market in Brazil; in his opinion, this creates advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it would be an advantage [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110896

  • A gravura abstrata no Brasil
    Maurício, Jayme
    In this brief article, the critic Jayme Maurício outlines the history of the Atelier de Gravura em Metal, the workshop at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro). This involved a process that began in 1955 with the ambitious project [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110703

  • Aviso
    Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (Santiago, Chile)
    This is an announcement that the catalogue published by the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende in May 1972 does not represent the full collection and, therefore, does not mention all the donating artists. The announcement also requests any and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 765662

  • Bahia : Museu de Arte Moderna
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    This article relies on photographs and captions to describe the cultural environment at the time that the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB) was founded. Prompted by the military coup of 1964, the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi assessed the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111193

  • Bosquejo histórico de los museos : Museo Nacional de Higiene
    Urrutia, Manuel
    In this article, Dr. Manuel Urrutia, a prominent figure in the field of hygiene education in Mexico during the 1940s and 1950s, explains the etymological origin of the word “museums” in order to introduce the reader to the Mexican Museum of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783800

  • Carta de Nueva York
    Bayón, Damián
    This article reviews and analyzes the collection of the Museum of Modern Art [MoMA] in New York, the Whitney Museum and three exhibitions: Salvador Dalí, Roberto Matta and Jean Dubuffet, all of them simultaneously presented in the same city. With [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787215

  • Cinco anos entre os "Brancos" : o Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    In this article, the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi shares the announcement of the founding and operation of the MAMB (Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia) that was published in the magazine Mirante das Artes. She refers to the “disastrous” state of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111192

  • Columnas del Periquillo : Un "Hitazo"
    This article discusses a plan by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to purchase works by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Jesús Guerrero Galván, and Juan Soriano. The chosen artists’ formal and artistic qualities are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 769992

  • Consideraciones sobre el arte colonial en América
    Berni, Antonio, 1905-1981
    Antonio Berni muses on the originality of Latin American colonial art, and suggests a way to distinguish between each of the three periods involved by naming them: pre-Columbian, colonial, and “contemporary” (post-independence). He goes on to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 774919

  • Cultura e estética no Museu de Arte Negra
    Nascimento, Abdias do, 1914-
    This article is about the founding of the Museu de Arte Negra (Rio de Janeiro, 1968). The author deplores the lack of study in the field of Afro-Brazilian art and the general ignorance concerning its contribution to Brazilian culture. The Museu de [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110578

  • De cómo el Gral. Velasco reventó el "¡Pop! Art"
    Freire Sarria, Luis, 1945-
    This article was written by the journalist and art critic Luis Freire Sarria, following his visit to the Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, in Lima. There, he would discover, among the collections, a great quantity of Pop- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1139323

  • Do the right thing : Mainstream Museums and Galleries need to end their racist and elitist practices and become genuinely inclusive institutions, argues Carlos Tortolero
    Tortolero, Carlos
    Carlos Tortolero, founding father and director of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum (now the National Museum of Mexican Art), writes that mainstream museums are elitist and discriminatory institutions that either claim they have already diversified [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867636

  • El edificio del museo será uno de los más bellos muy pronto : Diego Rivera y Orozco avocados para decorar
    This article describes the program by the government of Jalisco to decorate, with mural paintings, the Museo y Biblioteca del Estado [State Museum and Library]. The author mentions the governor [Sebastián] Allende, who plans to invite one of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 772011

  • El Museo Cívico de la Ciudad de México
    Sáyago, Fernando
    [In this document] the engineer Fernando Sayago writes about the Museo Cívico de la Ciudad de México. It was established on the first floor of the Teatro Nacional with the purpose of honoring all facets of the capital, Mexico City: historical, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 736594

  • El Museo de arte Moderno : Hay de todo como en la botica
    Crespo de la Serna, Jorge Juan
    Critic Jorge Juan Crespo de la Serna reviews the content of the newly opened Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. After several visits to take in the breadth of the collection, he concludes that the Mexican painting section [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 798315

  • El museo de arte moderno americano
    Based on a negative report regarding the state of collections of academic art kept in the galleries of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, the journal Forma is adamant in promoting the establishment of a “Museo de arte moderno americano” [ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 794640

  • El Museo del Barrio's permanent collection : revealing a treasure
    Torruella Leval, Susana
    Susana Torruella Leval relates her experience as curator and director of El Museo del Barrio throughout the 1990s. She discusses the process of maintaining professional standards of care for the museum collections of Puerto Rican, Latino, and Latin [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804680

  • El Museo Nacional de Artes e Industrias Populares
    Rosado Ojeda, Vladimiro
    This is a review of the inauguration of a new space dedicated to the display, sale, and promotion of popular arts, created at the behest of the Instituto Nacional Indigenista as well as the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. The main [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753127

  • El museo nacional de higiene de la ciudad de México
    The colonial building that housed the Museo de Higiene [Hygiene Museum], inaugurated on February 6, 1944, was the former Convent of the Nuns of Corpus Christi. After religious orders were expelled from Mexican territory, the building had different [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783790

  • El museo y la calle
    Benítez, Marimar
    In this essay, art historian Marimar Benitez applies Walter Benjamins’s concept of the “aura” of the work of art, and its reduction in the age of mechanical reproduction to the assumed role of the museum as a religious temple of art. Comparing [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 849893

  • En el Museo gráfico del Hospital Larco Herrera de Magdalena del Mar
    More, Ernesto, 1897-1980
    This article about the Museo del Hospital Psiquiátrico Víctor Larco Herrera [Museum of the Victor Larco Herrera Psychiatric Hospital] (in Peru’s capital city) was written by Ernesto More, under the pseudonym “Jerome,” as part of a series on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293622

  • En el Museo Nacional : un ensayo de decoración estilo incaico
    Martínez, Alberto J.
    This article by Alberto J. Martínez discusses the use of stylized pre-Hispanic motifs to decorate one of the galleries of the Museo Nacional de Lima. In his view, “every effort to bolster a genuinely Peruvian form of artistic expression represents [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1144009

  • En torno a la exhibición de arte en la Universidad
    Rivera Otero, Rafael
    Puerto Rican professor Rafael Rivera Otero notes that Puerto Rico does not have any art museums, exhibitions of paintings, or art critics. This situation gives rise to an urgent need to create suitable facilities for both the study and appreciation [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 824820

  • Encuentros Artísticos con el dolor, las memorias y las violencias
    Riaño Alcalá, Pilar
    In this article, Colombian anthropologist Pilar Riaño Alcalá presents the concepts underlying her reflections on the connection between art and social processes, as well as between public art, art in general, and memory in Colombia.  On the basis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091786

  • Finalidades do I.A.C., no Museu de Arte : pretende colocar os modernos métodos de produção a serviço da arte contemporanea
    This is a report on the underlying reasons for the founding of the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea del Museu de Arte de São Paulo (IAC-MASP). The article highlights the pedagogical mission of the MASP under its director Pietro Maria Bardi. It also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087137

  • Formas como escultura
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    Wall text for the exhibition Formas como escultura, held at the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB) in 1960, when Lina Bo Bardi—the possible author of this text—was the director of that institution. The exhibition set out to emphasize the forms [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110858

  • HIRSCH : fugitivo do Brasil, malgré soi
    Bardi, P. M. (Pietro Maria), 1900-1999
    Pietro Maria Bardi discusses the alarming number of Brazilians leaving the country, specifically mentioning Eugênio Hirsch, who had worked as a graphic artist in Rio de Janeiro, and was in Madrid working as the art director of a collection of books [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111195

  • Inauguración del Museo de Higiene
    On February 9, 1944, Dr. Gustavo Baz was the director of the “Festival en el Museo de Higiene” [Festival at the Museum of Hygiene]—as it was referred to in the national press—when it opened to the public in the old convent of Corpus Christi, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783791

  • Inauguración en México de un Museo de Higiene
    The Museo de Higiene [Museum of Hygiene] consisted of different “circuits” that replaced, by name at least, traditional exhibition rooms. The exhibition presented three variations on the theme of hygiene as applied to food, oral care and the home [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783781

  • Introduction to an exhibition
    Rasmussen, Waldo
    Waldo Rasmussen introduces the exhibition, Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, with the history of participation by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the promotion of Latin American art. Rasmussen refers to the important role played by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065350

  • La Escuela de Bellas Artes
    Castillo, Eduardo, 1889- 1938
    The synopsis and the annotations in English are coming soon.                                However, our bilingual readers can click on “Español” to access this information in Spanish [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1100996

  • Los museos abandonados : último sábado
    Castillo Zapata, Rafael, 1958-
    This article by Venezuelan writer, poet, and literature professor Rafael Castillo Zapata begins by quoting a passage from Walter Benjamin’s “On the Concept of History,” and then goes on to cite Marcel Proust in relation to his understanding of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1150011

  • Los museos de Puerto Rico –I. Nacimiento, agonía y muerte de los museos del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
    Benítez, Marimar
    Puerto Rican historian and curator Marimar Benítez asserts that the museums created by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP) under Ricardo Alegría, the director of that organization from 1955 to 1973, did not have an adequate structure for [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 805145

  • Los museos deben responder a una realidad nacional
    Tibol, Raquel
    The art critic Raquel Tibol’s review includes statements made by the team working at the Museo Nacional de Antropología [National Anthropological Museum]: Jorge Angulo, Ike Larrauri, and Mario Vázquez. When asked to describe the work with which [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786739

  • MAM: reconstrução
    Pedrosa, Mário
    After the fire that destroyed the majority of the collection at the MAM-RJ (Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro) in 1978, critic Mário Pedrosa presents a proposal for the institution’s reconstruction, one that advocates for the building of a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111078

  • MAMB não é museu : é escola e "movimento" por uma arte que não seja desligada do homem
    Rocha, Glauber
    In this text, filmmaker Glauber Rocha describes architect Lina Bo Bardi’s tenure as director of the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAMB). He points out the polemic, rather than provincial or anti-academic, nature of her work and proposals, as well [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110859

  • Museu de arte moderna
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    In this article, Oswald de Andrade claims there is an urgent need to create a modern art museum in the city of São Paulo, underscoring the fragile nature of and almost nonexistent institutional support for the Brazilian art system. De Andrade [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784030

  • Museu de Arte Moderna : ata de assembléia geral extraordinária
    Coelho, Luiz Lopes
    This document consists of the minutes to the special general meeting of the board of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), where motions to dissolve the museum and to donate its holdings to the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110823

  • Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia
    Bardi, Lina Bò
    Architect Lina Bo Bardi explains the structural concepts underlying the creation of the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. She asserts that because the institution she heads does not have an art collection, it should not be called a museum, but rather a [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110860

  • Museums, racism, the inclusiveness chasm
    Tortolero, Carlos
    Carlos Tortolero wrote this text in response to an article by Lonnie Bunch, “Museums, Diversity, and the Will to Change” (which appeared in the July/August 2000 issue of Museum News), noting that, while Bunch’s article was well written and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056107

  • Museus hoje para o amanhã?
    Segall, Maurício, 1926-
    This is the transcript of a lecture given by Maurício Segall on the subject “Museus hoje para o amanhã” [Museums today for the future]. In his lecture, the museum organizer reviews current trends in the field of museology, characterized by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111343

  • Museus regionais de Chateaubriand : Olinda, Campina Grande, Pôrto Alegre, Feira de Santana, &TC.
    This article discusses the initiative to open regional art museums in key Brazilian cities other than the hegemonic centers of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The force behind the project was newspaper magnate Assis Chateaubriand who had [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1111179