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Exposure "Little Africa and the SEA Tia Lucia - Tribute to Lucia Maria dos Santos". Photo: Disclosure.

Little Africa and the SEA Tia Lucia - Tribute to Lucia Maria dos Santos

Opening: 16 November
Curated By: Izabela Pucu and Bruna Camargos
Season: until 06 January 2019

The Museu de Arte do Rio, under the management of the Institute Odeon, It opened to the public on 16 November exposure "Little Africa and the SEA Tia Lucia - Tribute to Lucia Maria dos Santos".

In close relationship with the sample "Women in the collection SEA" the exhibition highlights the artistic power Tia Lucia, icon of Rio's culture, especially in the area known as Little Africa. Curated by Izabela Pucu and Bruna Camargos, the SEA Education Coordination, the show is part of the celebration program of the five years of the institution, that opens a new exhibition space in the library of the School Look, consolidating the museum's relations with the territory in which it is located.

Late in September 2018, Bahian Lucia Maria dos Santos has always participated actively in the activities and celebrations in the streets and institutions of the port area, Local living since coming to Rio de Janeiro, a child. nanny, function that began to exercise with only 8 years, the teacher of arts and crafts, Aunt Lucy occupied the city and the cultural spaces and introducing subverting the ways of being and living.

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How would the artist in the newspaper edited in the SEA Neighbors program: "The first time I was in an exhibition was inadvertently. I was catechism teacher. When I returned from the Candelaria Mass with the children they escaped and entered the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil. I had to go there to seek them (…) Museum was rich thing, It was very difficult to get. It was that great and beautiful thing, no one. The museum is worldwide and at the same time is not anyone, one can not deny access to people ".

As noted by the exhibition curators:

"Many years later, in his intense relationship with SEA – for her, sign of unity and also your home – Aunt Lucia performed it the long awaited appropriation of cultural spaces for people of your surroundings and the city, acting not only as a public, but as the protagonist of numerous workshops and festivities, as well as exhibitions The Samba Rio: strength and reinvent, still in theaters. By inventing herself as an artist, to boldly overcome the concrete and symbolic barriers that separate the popular culture of artistic expressions legitimized, Aunt Lucy teaches us to build new ways of being and doing for cultural institutions. Ways of being and doing that, in its best condition, re-qualify the function of art and help us build a more democratic society, diverse and egalitarian ".

"Little Africa and the SEA Tia Lucia" It presents a set of works of the artist, as paintings, drawings and objects, plus videos, documents, photographs and personal items. The tribute was designed in partnership with SEA Neighbors, at the monthly meeting called Coffee with Neighbors, in 06 October this year. Part of the items in the exhibition were brought by local residents, during a collective gallery talk, occurred on 21 October.

at the meeting, each of those present recalled the history of this iconic woman, from objects that keep their affective memory. After the conversation, all came out in procession through the small African region, packed by members of Afoxé Son of Gandhi and Carimbloco. In Pedra do Sal found the procession samba school members GRES Groundhog River, where there were speeches and tributes. The whole experience was filmed by the SEA team and gave rise to the video which is also part of the exhibition.

Aunt Lucy left works throughout the city and held exhibitions in New Black Institute and Cultural Center Jose Bonifacio (CCJB). Your image is recorded on the Valongo wharf and on the staircase of access to the Morro da Conceição, the Liceu Lane, behind Joseph Building Turn (In the evening).

The exhibition confirms the movement by the Rio Art Museum by the appreciation of the production of women artists, which includes the opening of the exhibition "Women in the Collection SEA", which was also inaugurated in 16 November and will occupy the museum's exhibition hall until May 2019.

The Art Museum of the river-SEA

An initiative of the City of Rio in partnership with Roberto Marinho Foundation, the sea has activities that involve collecting, registration, search, preservation and return of cultural property to the community. Proactive support space education and culture, the museum was born with a school - the School Look -, whose proposal is innovative museological: foster the development of an educational program of reference for actions in Brazil and abroad, combining art and education based on the curatorial program that guides the institution. The SEA is managed by Instituto Odeon, a social organization of culture, selected by Municipality of Rio de Janeiro by public notice. The Museum has the Grupo Globo as maintainer.

The School of the Look is sponsored by State Law for the Encouragement of Culture of Rio de Janeiro, of Dataprev and One Health via Municipal law of incentive to culture. A Aliansce supports educational visits – SEA departed via Rouanet Law. A Green supports the training program with Teachers Look School via Rouanet Law. A Vivo program sponsors or culture MAR Music 2018 by State Law for Cultural Incentives. The Sea also has the support of the State Government of Rio de Janeiro, and completion of Ministry of Culture e do Federal Government of Brazil by Federal Law for Promotion of Culture.



The SEA library is open from Tuesday to Saturday, das 10h às 18h, and admission is free.

educational visits can be scheduled Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, às 10h, by email agendamento@museudeartedorio.org.br.

exhibition hall:

Entrance: R$ 20 The R $ 10 (half price) - for people up to 21 years, private school students, university, disabled people and public servants of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The sea is part of the Carioca Program Pays Half, offering half price to locals and residents of the city of Rio de Janeiro in all cultural institutions linked to City Hall. Present a document proving (identity, proof of residence, water bills, light, pay phone with, tops, three months of issue) and remove your ticket at the box office. Payment by cash or card (Visa or Mastercard).

Single Ticket: R$ 32 – R$ 16 (half price) for locals and residents in Rio de Janeiro, on presentation of supporting documentation or proof of residence. Supporting documents will be considered those that contain the birthplace, such as RG, driver's license, portfolio of work, Passport etc.. Will be considered proof of residence titles of collection with a maximum 3 (three) months of issue, as water services, light, landline or natural gas, duly accompanied by official document of identification with photo (RG, driver's license, portfolio of work, Passport etc.) of the user.

Policy free: Pay no entry-on presentation of evidentiary documentation – students from public (teaching elementary and middle), children up to 5 years or people from 60, public school teachers, employees of museums, groups in situations of social vulnerability educational visit, Neighbors of the sea and tourist guides. Tuesdays admission is free to the general public.

Tuesday to Sunday, das 10h às 17h. On Mondays the museum closes to the public. For more info, contact by phone (55 21) 3031-2741 or visit www.museudeartedorio.org.br.

Address: Praca Maua, 5 - Center.

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