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Museum of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture, in Rio de Janeiro, receives canvas made by Eduardo Kobra in honor of Gloria Maria

The work, from 4 meters by height by 3 meters wide, will be displayed until 11 March. Admission is free.

Muhcab opens the door to a star. This Saturday (11 February), the Museum of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture, maintained by the Municipal Secretary of Culture of Rio, receives a huge canvas with the image of Gloria Maria, made by the muralist Eduardo Kobra, at the request of "Fantastic".


Performed on a weekend, in only 15 hours, the fabric work has 4 meters high by 3 wide and can be seen up to 11 March, from Wednesday to Saturday, das 10h às 17h.

Gloria Maria passed away on the last day 2 February. On the screen, journalist and presenter, appears all colored, surrounded by butterflies and holding planet earth. “She had the planet in her hands”, knee Cobra, who has already been interviewed by Gloria Maria, a face that Brazil has become accustomed to seeing on TV in recent years. 50 years. “She connected with the world like few people and brought it to us.”


According to Kobra, 100 spray cans were available for the project, realized in his studio in Itu, São Paulo.

“The idea of ​​taking it to Muhcab was from ‘Fantástico’, understanding that this is a place of identity relevance to receive homage to such a representative figure for black men and women, especially in the area of ​​communication, account Leandro Santanna, space director, In Gamboa, which received more than 40 thousand visitors in 2022.


Kobra in the museum

“Although the basis of my work is street art, I also find it fascinating to have my works increasingly present in museums and galleries. In the history of street art, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring broke the barrier. They were precursors in this story of going from the streets to galleries and museums. The interesting thing is that today this movement also happens from ‘inside out’, in the sense that artists who were exclusive to galleries and museums today also paint in the streets. It is also important to be in museums, because it is another type of support. It is possible to hold traveling exhibitions. A canvas I make in my studio can be seen in different parts of the world., unlike a wall, where the person has to go to the city where the work is located”, knee Cobra.

At the age of 48 years, Eduardo Kobra has three thousand murals in about 35 countries, including several cities, states and Brazilian states – such as “Etnias – Todos Somos Um”, in Rio de Janeiro, “Oscar Niemeyer”, in São Paulo; “The Times They Are A-Changin” (about bob dylan), em Minneapolis; “Let me be Myself” (about anne frank), in Amsterdam; "To Dancer" (Maya Plisetskaia), in Moscow; “Fight For Street Art” Basquiat e Andy Warhol), in New York; and “David”, in the mountains of Carrara.

in all jobs, the artist seeks to democratize art and transform the streets, avenues, roads and even mountains in galleries and open-air museums. Two of these murals entered the Guinness World Record, as the “greatest mural in the world”. First “Ethnicities – We Are All One”, in the river, with about three thousand square meters and, After, o “Mural do Chocolate”, located on the Castello Branco highway, in Itapevi, in São Paulo, with 5.742 square meters. In 2018, painted 20 murals in usa, 18 of them in New York.

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Muhhab – one of the 15 little africa dots

Neighbor to Cais do Valongo, In Gamboa, the Museum of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture (Muhhab) It is one of 15 points of memory that make up Little Africa, in the Port Region, and is located at the José Bonifácio Cultural Center.

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The Museum was created in 2017, by decree, but it had never been opened to the public.. The collection there holds approx. 2,5 thousand items, among paintings, sculptures and photographs, as well as works by contemporary plastic artists, that dialogue with the space. The current management of the Municipal Secretariat of Culture carried out the cleaning and restoration of the gutters to prevent leaks. Parts have been cleaned, some also for small restorations and or gained a new frame.


  1. Valongo Pier, World Heritage
  2. Valongo slave market
  3. Pretos Novos Cemetery – Instituto dos Pretos Novos – IPN
  4. Muhhab (Former José Bonifácio School)
  5. Praça da Harmonia – interprets the Barricades of the Vaccine Revolt
  6. Black unions and associations – Trapiche and Café Workers Resistance Society
  7. House of Machado de Assis
  8. Little Africa Lookout
  9. Largo do Depósito/Praça dos Estivadores
  10. Trapiches and port activities on Rua da Saúde
  11. Pedra do Sal, Quilombo da Pedra do Sal and Rua São Francisco da Prainha
  12. Zungu Largo in Sao Francisco da Prainha
  13. Church of São Francisco da Prainha
  14. Praca Maua
  15. Church of Santa Rita

Muhhab: Rua Pedro Ernesto 80, Gamboa. wednesday to sat, das 10h às 17h. Free. Free. Opening ‘Eternally Glory’: 11/02, às 10h. By 11/03.

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