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VITALITY: The Arts of Brazil

November 1, 2013 - June 27, 2014

Rosenthal Library

From Pre-Columbian Cultures to Contemporary Expressions: Resources for Study in the Queens College Libraries

Culling books, periodicals, pamphlets, images, electronic resources, and media available at the Queens College libraries, this exhibition explores the cultural arts of the largest country in South America. The exhibit addresses the vibrant history of Brazilian arts  in the context of Brazil’s geography and the formation of its society and culture, focusing on indigenous, colonial, and Afro-Brazilian art, and their influences upon one another, pioneering styles of modern and contemporary Brazilian art, and inheritances that inform Brazilian music, dance, theater and film. The exhibits provide insights to connections between the visual and literary arts, and highlight Brazil as a stage for the development of modern architecture.

Presented by Queens College Art Library. Alexandra Lee Small + Suzanna Simor, coordinating curators. Sevastoula Kasparian, Terry Kattleman + Colette Montoya-Humphrey, curators. With contributions by Paul Remeczki + Donna Schultz, the Music Library + Multimedia.

VITALITY Catalog Fall 2013 (PDF)VITALITY Narrative Checklist Spring 2014 (PDF)VITALITY e-Images (PDF)

Fall 2013: Barham Rotunda Gallery

Spring 2014:
Level 2 lobby: visual arts, music, film, and theater
Level 4: architecture
Level 5: literature and poetry
Level 6 (Art Library): browsable selection of additional Year of Brazil resources, material and electronic; video VITALITY: The Arts of Brazil (e-images)

Open Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 11 PM, Friday 7:30 AM – 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM; check schedule for holidays.


November 1, 2013
June 27, 2014
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Rosenthal Library
Queens College, Flushing, NY United States


Suzanna Simor, Library

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