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Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints:
Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

June 18 through August 14, 2016


 

J. Borges, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida (Our Lady of Aparecida, Patroness of Brazil), N.D.

J. Borges, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida (Our Lady of Aparecida, Patroness of Brazil), N.D.
colored woodblock print, 26 x 19 inches
courtesy Con/Vida – Popular Arts of the Americas. © J. Borges. Image: Paul Primeau.

 

Didito, Candomble Ceremony, 1992.

Didito, Candomble Ceremony, 1992.
Acrylic on canvas, 19 x 27 in.
Courtesy of Con/Vida - Popular Arts of the Americas c Didito.
Image: Paul Primeau.

 

Exhibition Description

Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. This eclectic collection of popular art—photography, sculptures, paintings, religious objects and books of poetry—depicts the vibrant culture of the Northeast of Brazil and the Nordestinos. The exhibition explores the coming together of diverse traditions of the region through work by historical and contemporary artists. 


This exhibition has been made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by the Mid-American Arts Alliance. Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil was organized by Con/Vida - Popular Arts of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI.

Visit the exhibitions official website (http://www.banditsandheroes.org/) for more information. 

The exhibition catalog is available in the museum store.

 

Related Events: 

June 18, 6-9 pm: Opening Reception for Summer Exhibitions

June 26, 1-3 pm: Kids@Katzen Family Day

July 28, 6 - 7:30 pm: Young Patron's Reception

August 2, 2-4 pm: Culture at the Katzen

August 9, 2-4 pm: Creative Story Hour

Press:

CNS (Catholic News Service): Artist' work in Washington exhibit focuses on immigrant experience

Las Americas News: Arista Immigrantes exponen sus obras en el Katzen Arts Center