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Lyman Allyn Museum exhibit portrays Brazil's fight against slavery

Brazilian Culture

Lyman Allyn Museum exhibit portrays Brazil's fight against slavery

Connecticut's Lyman Allyn Museum displays the exhibit "Bandits & Heroes, Poetas & Saints: Popular Art of The Northeast of Brazil", with pieces by artists from Brazil's northeast portraying the local customs and scenes.

The show is divided in three segments, each about a different aspect of the Brazilian northeast history and culture through popular art. The first segment, "The Land and its People", reflects the history of slavery in Brazil, contrasting its rich plantations and the hard life in the regions drylands, the sertões. The second segment, "Expressions of Faith", focus on the afro-brazilian Candomblé religion, and its relation to the catholic faith of the region's people. The third segment, "Poetry, Celebration and Song" focuses on the northeast's popular legends, folklore and festivals; highlighting the "Cordel" literature.

The exhibit displays almost 200 by more than 50 artists. Bandits & Heroes, Poetas & Saints will be open until October 20th, 2017.

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  • Datas: Monday, 30 November -0001






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