Popular art of Northeastern Brazil comes to Interlochen

March 18, 2016

The 2015-16 Comparative Arts program’s continued exploration of Brazil will gain an exciting new component with the opening of BANDITS & HEROES, POETS & SAINTS – Popular Art From the Northeast of Brazil on campus in early April. This traveling exhibition uses little known art from the region to explore how European, African and indigenous American cultures intermingled over centuries to produce the Brazilian culture as we know it today.

The 22-crate exhibition comes in three segments: The Land and its People, Expressions of Faith and Poetry, Celebration and Song—each exploring specific aspects of the peoples and cultures that formed the menagerie of Brazilian culture.

This exhibition of nearly 200 works of art by more than 50 artists is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Michigan Humanities Council.

Come April, BANDITS & HEROES, POETS & SAINTS – Popular Art From the Northeast of Brazil will challenge students to explore the similarities that parallel Brazil with the history and culture of the United States. By doing so, this introspection through exploration embodies the mission of the Interlochen Arts Academy Comparative Arts Program.

More information on the exhibition, location, dates and times coming soon.

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