The Basquiat exhibit at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil includes 80 of the artist’s works from the private collection of José Mugrabi. The exhibition includes paintings, collages, sketches and ceramic plates.

Jean-Michel Basquiat  {1960-1988} was born and raised in Brooklyn, and was strongly influenced by the pulse of New York City in the 1970’s and 1980’s. An African-American painter, sculptor and draughtsman who utilized imagery and symbolism from African, Aztec, Greek and Roman cultures, as well as incorporating influences from his Puerto Rican and Haitian heritage. His bicultural focus included graffiti art, cartoons along with street imagery. Basquiat met Andy Warhol in 1983, they became close friends as well as collaborators on several pieces.

1982 Coelho vermelho {Red Rabbit}, Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas
1983 Flash em Napoles {Flash in Naples} Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas
1982 Quatro Grandes {Four Big}, Acrylic and collage on canvas
1983 Nu reclinado {Reclining Nude, Crayon on paper
Jean-Michel Basquiat + Andy Warhol 1985 Ovos {Eggs}, Acrylic on canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat + Andy Warhol 1984, Sem titulo {Dois caes} {Untitled- Two Dogs}, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro
Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – CentroCEP: 20010-000 / Rio de Janeiro (RJ)(21) 3808-2020


Museu do Amanhã {Museum of Tomorrow}

IMG_3061 IMG_3064 IMG_3063 A science museum in the city of Rio designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.  The museum has partnerships with Brazil’s leading universities, global science institutions and collects real-time data on climate and population from space agencies and the United Nations.

IMG_3080Built near the waterfront of Pier Maua, the Museu do Amanhã {Museum of Tomorrow} is where many will come to see sci-fi fantasy objects such as lasers, robots and space travel, but will be disappointed to find no technology on display. The museum mixes science and its innovative design on sustainable cities.

I love when art and architecture come together so, stylishly!


IMG_4250 IMG_3021{Pao de Acucar {Sugarloaf Mountain} and the lagoon on Flamenco side of Rio along with Copacabana Beach}

Listed are a few sites from the gorgeous seaside city of Rio, which is famed for its many points of interest; such as Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and Sugarloaf peak at the mouth of Guanabara Bay is where you will find our travel team this season, scouting out the beaches and city before the summer Olympics begin on August 5th.
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                                                     {Copacabana at sunrise}

Imagine walking on this beach in the morning before work, you would never have a bad day and most certainly look forward to an evening swim to round out the day.

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