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November 2013

VITALITY: The Arts of Brazil

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

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.

Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 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.

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April 20142014

Brazil: Night & Day – Photographs by Andrew Prokos

April 3 - 25
Banco do Brasil,
11 West 42nd Street New York, NY United States
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Award-winning photographs of Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia created by noted architectural and fine art photographer Andrew Prokos are set to be exhibited at Banco do Brasil in New York.

The exhibition is on display April 3-25, 2014 at Banco do Brasil, 11 W. 42nd St., New York, NY. The branch is open Monday through Friday 9am – 6pm.

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Os Sertões: The Land, The Man, The Fight

April 7 - June 27
Queens College Art Center,
Queens College Flushing, NY 11367 United States

Featuring contemporary artists working with concepts of politics, war and the human condition inspired by the structure of Os Sertões by the Brazilian author Euclides da Cunha.

Open 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Volleyball on the Quad

April 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Queens College Quad,
65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367 United States

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to play in one of Brazil’s favorite games, volleyball. Free t-shirts for winning teams on the competitive challenge net court.

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Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author

April 28 - June 21
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper,
Queens College Flushing, NY 11367 United States

This exhibition celebrates the pivotal contributions of Abdias Nascimento, a major political and artistic figure in Brazil and the African diaspora and a founder of Brazil’s Black Movement. On view are forty artworks revolving around the theme of orixas, or mediators between heaven and earth in the possession and trance-based religion known as Candomblé. Throughout the exhibition, public programs with expert speakers will discuss and situate Nascimento’s work in broader contexts

Open Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm. Closed during College recesses and holidays.

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Futebol-Brazil vs. the World!

April 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Queens College Soccer Field,
65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, 11367

Brazil is crazy for futebol! In honor of Brazil playing host to the 2014 World Cup, we’re going to play here at Queens College. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to play in a “World Cup” match, Brazil vs. the World, featuring special guest coaches, at the Queens College soccer field. There will be free tee-shirts for all participants.

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Favelization: Appropriating Brazilian Slums in Foreign Luxury Items

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
President's Conference Rm 2, Rosenthal Library,
Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Queens, NY 11367 United States

“The world of design, art and film has recently embraced imagery from favelas, urban slums in Brazil. What are the implications and moral conundrums of the appropriation of stereotypes of Brazilian poverty onto high-priced non-Brazilian products?” is the provocative question Adriana Kertzer (Museum of Arts and Design in New York) explores in this lecture.

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Abdias Nascimento and Candomblé, Santería and Afro-Latino Politics in Brazil and Cuba

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall,
Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Queens, NY 11367 United States

Opening reception for the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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Reception: Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall,
Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Queens, NY 11367 United States

Opening reception for the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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May 2014

Labor and Social Protection in Contemporary Brazil

May 1 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Kiely Hall, Room 150 | Queens College,
65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, 11367 United States

Brazil seems to have challenged the assumption that a decrease in worker benefits and social services necessarily accompanies an increase in flexibility in labor markets. In her presentation, Nadya Araujo Guimarães will explore this contradictory process.

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