Faces of Northeastern Brazil: Popular and Folk Art

Feb 2002
On occasion of the IDB¿s 43rd Annual Meeting of Governors this exhibition honors the City of Fortaleza, capital of the State of Ceará in Brazil. Around eighty wooden sculptures depicting animals, fantastic imagery and religious figures, toys, ceramic plaques, masks, were displayed along with an assortment of objects associated with popular traditions and imagination in Brazil. Outstanding among the pieces is a real Jangada, the boat developed and used by the local fisherman which has become the symbol of the State of Ceará. The Center worked in collaboration with Mrs. Dodora Guimaraes, Chief of the Raimundo Cela Visual Arts Center in Fortaleza, part of the Secretariat and Culture.