CCBB Opens Basquiat Art Exhibit Today

Today, October 12th, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil Cultural Center) will open an exhibition featuring more than 80 artistic pieces created by artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Before his untimely death in 1988, Basquiat went from homelessness to ‘art-stardom’ in a matter of a few years.  Read on for more on the life and work of Basquiat and details of the exhibition!

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT EXHIBITION ARRIVES AT RIO’S CCBB THIS FRIDAY

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The Guide to Rio’s Centro: Afternoon and Evening Edition

From where to go for a tasty Brazilian snack (one great option is Café do Bom Cachaça da Boa) to the hottest nightlife spot (think Espaço Acústica), today’s featured article offers up some great tips and suggestions for exploring Rio’s Centro in the afternoon and evening:

TIPS FOR VISITING RIO’S CENTRO IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING

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The Pipoca Festival Heads to Rio’s Morro da Urca on Saturday

This Saturday, September 29th from 6pm to 4am, Rio’s Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) will be the backdrop for the Pipoca Festival (Popcorn Festival).  Promoting sustainability and responsibility, the event will offer a selection of music, art, and food trucks (with vegan and vegetarian options):

PIPOCA FESTIVAL ARRIVES AT RIO’S MORRO DA URCA THIS SATURDAY

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ArtRio is in Full Effect Through Sunday

The eighth edition of ArtRio is currently underway, and will feature food trucks and stunning views in addition to specially selected art works from new and established artists from around the world.  Read on for details of the various art exhibitions, sectors and curatorial programs you can expect:

ARTRIO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR RETURNS TO MARINA DA GLÓRIA ON WEDNESDAY

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ArtRio’s CIGA Festival Open Monday and Tuesday

September 24th and 25th, the ‘Circuito Integrado de Galerias de Arte’ (Integrated Circuit of Art Galleries) or CIGA will be open, with the goal of bringing visual arts and people together. Rio’s art galleries–large and small–as well as well-known museums and cultural centers will open their doors, offering special and previously unpublished exhibitions:

ARTRIO’S CIGA FESTIVAL OPENS DOORS MONDAY AND TUESDAY

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Enjoy a Tour Around Rio’s Theatro Municipal

If you love exploring culture, you’re in for a treat this Saturday, September 21st: the American Society of Rio de Janeiro are offering a guided tour in English of Rio’s ‘Theatro Municipal’ (Municipal Theater).  The society will meet at O Navegador at 2pm–everyone in attendance will receive a free caipirinha.  And the tours begins at 4pm.  Read on for more about the famous Theatro Municipal and the amazing history of the American Society of Rio de Janeiro:

RIO’S AMERICAN SOCIETY OFFER GUIDED TOUR AROUND THE MUNICIPAL THEATER

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The Queermuseum Reopens In Rio’s Parque Lage

Queermuseu (Queermuseum), Brazil’s largest queer art exhibition, has reopened in Rio’s Parque Lago after protests shut the exhibition down nearly one year ago. Queermuseum: Cartographies of Difference in Brazilian Art, which will run through September 16, continues to operate at the center of debates on freedom of expression, censorship, and the criminalization of art in Brazil:

BRAZIL’S LARGEST QUEER EXHIBITION REOPENS AFTER BEING CENSORED LAST YEAR

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