Circles Exclusive Exhibition Preview: Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

Aug 31, 2017, 5:30pm

5:30 PM | Reception
5:45 PM | Remarks

Circles of Support members are cordially invited to join Amada Cruz, The Sybil Harrington Director and CEO, for a preview of Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, the first large-scale exhibition in the United States to feature the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art’s extraordinary collection.

Enjoy Brazilian-inspired hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and live music along with remarks from exhibition co-curators Dr. Vanessa Davidson, The Shawn and Joe Lampe Curator of Latin American Art, and Dr. Cauê Alves, Curator at the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia de São Paulo. In addition, meet the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art’s Chief Curator Felipe Chaimovich, who will be present to speak about this landmark collaboration between our two institutions.

Past/Future/Present features a panorama of the most innovative art produced in Brazil between 1990 and 2010, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance. More than a cross-section of contemporary Brazilian art, however, it is an exhibition of contemporary art made by Brazilian artists. This distinction highlights a fundamental question: In the era of globalization, what is “Brazilian” about contemporary Brazilian art? Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to find out.

Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 602-257-2115 or

Not a Circles member? Join here or call the Circles of Support office at 602-257-2115.

Exhibition Sponsors

Past/Future/Present is organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with the Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo (MAM-SP). 

This exhibition is generously funded by The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation



Image: Keila Alaver, Sem título (Untitled), 2000. Leather, photograph, and wood. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo Collection, Loan from Eduardo Brandão and Jan Fjeld. Photo: Ding Musa.

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