War and Peace Educational Program

The Portinari Project opens the doors of the Ateliê de Restauro (Restoration Workshop) to reveal the last two murals by Cândido Portinari, titled Guerra and Paz, or War and Peace, to the general public. Painted between 1952 and 1956, the giant panels were donated by Brazil to the UN in New York more than 50 years ago.

The Portinari Project has always dreamt of being able to facilitate access to these murals, which are displayed in a prominent area of the UN headquarters building but whose access is restricted to the delegates. A planned renovation of the UN building from 2010 to 2013 provided the first-ever opportunity to show the panels in Brazil and in other countries.

During the exposition’s four-month run, the Ateliê Aberto de Restauro will host students, experts and visitors interested in exploring the details of the Portinari paintings, as well as restoration techniques. In the educational space, students are encouraged to develop activities that support a culture of peace after having been exposed to the life, art and thought of Portinari.

The Portinari Project is supported by Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção, which is also developing the Portinari para Todos (Portinari for Everyone) project, an initiative designed to teach environmental issues to children in Bahia State.

The Ateliê de Restauro is open to the public between Feb. 1 and May 20, 2011.
Location: Palácio Gustavo Capanema
Rua Imprensa, 16 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro/RJ.
Visitation days and times: Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Updated in  2014-01-08T16:31:11
All the dates of this page are presented in official timezone of Brasilia - Brazil.

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