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Do you have photos of the National Museum of Brazil’s collection?

Following the tragic fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro some online platforms have asked the public to help document the museum’s lost collection by sharing images and other digital material.

The open-access image repository Wikimedia Commons has asked its users to contribute images of the museum’s collection. Instruction are below:


3D repository site Sketchfab has also created a collection of 25 models from the Museu Nacional that can be accessed by anyone, and invites users who might have created a 3D or photogrammetric model of the museum’s artefacts to share their work on the site.

Featured exhibition: Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954–1969, Palm Springs Art Museum, until 15 January 2018


Martha Boto, Déplacements optico-hydrauliques, 1970, Collection of Gérard and Maria Rose Guilbert, Paris. Courtesy of Sicardi Gallery, Houston, © 2017 Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, Photograph by Logan Sebastian Beck

Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954–1969, Palm Springs Art Museum, 26 August 2017 – 15 January, 2018.

This exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the pioneering role played by South American artists in the international Kinetic Art movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Grounded by scholarly research into experimental art movements of the late 1940s and early 1950s in Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Rio de Janeiro.  Kinesthesia  begins its survey with the layered “vibrational” works created by Jesús Rafael Soto for the historic Le Mouvement exhibition at Galerie Denise René in Paris (1955) and goes on to explore more than fifty examples by nine artists, including the works of internationally well-known figures, such as Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gyula Kosice, and Julio Le Parc, alongside the less well known Martha Boto, Horacio García-Rossi, Alejandro Otero, Abraham Palatnik, and Gregorio Vardánega. The exhibition like that at Santa Barbara is part of the Getty Foundation supported Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.


Dalí, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

2014-06-Centro Cultural Banco do BrasilDalí, 27 May – 22 September 2014, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro and on to the Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo in October 2014 and into 2015.
Exhibition of some 150 paintings, photographs, films and objects lent by Madrid’s Reina Sofía, the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figures and the Dalí Musuem in St Petersburg, Florida. Curated by Montse Aguer the exhibition in the Rio de Janeiro venue will mark its 25th anniversary and open two weeks before football’s World Cup tournament starts in Brazil [for those wishing to combine their cultural with sporting tourism or wishing to find an alternative to football fever].
Last year’s Dalí retrospective proved the most popular exhibition in Europe attracting 790,090 people at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and 732,339 visitors to the Reina Sofía in Madrid.