BRAZILIAN JESUS MISSIONS

Collective Exhibitions

The presentation of the exhibition “Missões Jesuíticas Brasileiras” in the Hispanic-American Art Museum of Buenos Aires in November and December 2000 continued Arte Viva Foundation projects with the purpose of fostering the Latin-American culture and strengthen the bond between both nations, aimed at the cultural integration of Mercosur. In this exhibition, the audience had the chance of appreciating the treasures originating from the mixture of the Spanish Baroque with the religious work of the Indians. Comprised of 80 works from the collection of the Museum of Art of Rio Grande do Sul (Marg), the set shows sculptures and paintings produced between the end of the 17th century and the mid of the 18th century by Guaraní Indians in contact with the Jesuits. Attendance: Approximately 30,000 people. Period: 22 November to 31 December 2000 Location: Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco. Buenos Aires, Argentina Organization: Arte Viva Institute Sponsorship: Varig Brasil, Ouro and Prata Cargas