Pontal Museum holds seminars on modernism and popular culture

In celebration of the Modern Art Week of 1922, the museum promotes meetings to discuss the developments of modernism in Brazil

Pontal Museum. (Credit: Manuel Sa)

The Pontal Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, is considered the largest and most significant popular art museum in the country. Now in your new headquarters, in Barra da Tijuca, the museum is holding a seminar divided into two meetings with the aim of discussing the relationship between modernisms and Brazilian popular culture. To celebrate the centenary of Modern Art Week, the event will seek to review, think about and better understand the connections that can be made between a popular art museum and the historic event. 

The first was last weekend and the second will take place on June 11th. Among the guests are historians Martha Abreu, Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Júnior, Juliana Pereira, Lurian RS Lima; sociologist André Botelho, political scientist Angela de Castro Gomes; anthropologists Maria Laura Cavalcanti and Vinicius Natal; curators and essayists Clarissa Diniz and Frederico Coelho, and art historian Renata Bittencourt.

Regarding the relevance of the event, the director of the museum, Angela Mascelani, states that “the act of commemorating implies not only remembering and memorizing an event, but also an opportunity to rethink its meanings, limits and transformations”. Tickets can be purchased through the Sympla platform, they are free, but visitors can voluntarily contribute any amount. 


Modernisms, art and popular culture

Location: Pontal Museum

Address: Av. Célia Ribeiro da Silva Mendes, 3300 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ

Date: May 21st and June 11th, 2022

Operation: Variable programming 

Ticket: Free

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