Port, culture and art

Museu do Amanhã

The Rio Port Region has always been a place marked by meetings and a mix of rhythms, accents and lifestyles. The part of the city from the Santo Cristo Neighborhood to Mauá Square was reconnected to Guanabara Bay, with the overthrow of the Elevado da Perimetral. With respect to the shameful past - the memory of being the main port for slave trade of the Americas - artistic and cultural events gained more visibility. The Port is both exchange and coexistence. It is culture and art.

Art that fills the gaps...
The old sweets factory Bhering in Santo Cristo houses a collective of multimedia artists, architects, designers, stylists, photographers, painters, sculptors, restorers, editors, chefs and other professionals dedicated to the creative arts. After two decades of abandonment, the shed became a space of cultural effervescence. Nowadays, there are 80 rooms rented for various uses. The Bhering building is a historical and cultural heritage and now it belongs to the city.

Artist Carolina Martinez in her studio in the old factory Bhering.

The Barrão artist has been mantaining a studio in the building for six years.

Born in Morro da Providência, the photographer Mauricio Hora maintains a cultural center Yellow House. Space for art exhibition, debates and workshops with children.

Caetana do Carmo Dias sew the costumes that unite hillside favelas and flat lands and compose the syncretic and pagan festivals of the Grande Companhia Brasileira de Mysterios e Novidades.

Grande Companhia Brasileira de Mysterios e Novidades was founded 32 years ago in Sao Paulo by Ligia Veiga, an actress. Since 2007 the studio is located in Gamboa.

Aunt Lucy, a resident of the Morro Pinto, gives art classes for children in her studio.

Producers of food such as craft beers, vegetarian products, sweets and wines promote a fair called "Carioquíssima" in Conde Orla.

Preserving the memory
Jose Bonifacio - a Cultural Center in Pedro Ernesto Street, was inaugurated by D. Pedro II in 1877 as the first public school in Latin America. With 2,356 m², three floors and 18 rooms of diverse uses, the center was reopened, fully renovated in November 2013, after the restoration work of Porto Maravilha Cultural program.

The restoration included renovating roofs, facades, ceilings, window frames, cladding and ornaments. During the works air conditioning system and accessibility adaptations were installed.

Jose Bonifacio Cultural Center will have multiple uses, combining academic, educational, artistic and cultural activities including the African contribution to Brazilian social formation.

Make space for the party!
From Santo Cristo neighborhood to Mauá Square, the Port Region was a scene of 30 parades in 2016 Carnival, which drew a crowd of 50,000 people. To refresh the party in the sultry summer, a water tank truck was brought to the Mauá Escravos parade. Many associations with the past, driven by redevelopment of the area, has recurred in the last four years.

The carnival group Pinto Sarado has shared their mood through the streets of Port Region since 2007.

Banda da Conceição, who returned to the streets in 2009 after nearly 30 years break.

The Prata Preta Cord, founded 12 years ago in Harmony Square, recalled the 120 years of the War of Canudos, which has a history closely linked to the formation of Morro da Providência.

Prata Preta is a tribute to Horace José da Silva, a leader of the Popular Uprising of November 1904, which took place in the Saúde district - one of its most violent barricades.

Marcos Jambeiro an artist from Estacio de Sa, the preparations for Carnival 2016, in Samba City.

The samba school Vizinha Faladeira, one of the oldest in Rio, based in Port Area.

Credits: Story

Presidente do Conselho de Administração: Fred Arruda
Diretor Presidente: Ricardo Piquet
Curador Geral: Luiz Alberto Oliveira
Diretor de Conteúdo: Alfredo Tolmasquim
Diretor de Operações & Finanças: Henrique Oliveira
Diretor de Desenvolvimento de Públicos: Alexandre Fernandes
Diretor de Planejamento & Gestão: Vinícius Capillé
Diretora Captação de Recursos: Renata Salles
Gerente de Exposições e Observatório do Amanhã: Leonardo Menezes
Editor de Conteúdo: Emanuel Alencar
Redator de Conteúdo: Eduardo Carvalho
Estagiária: Thaís Cerqueira
Fotos: Marcos Tristão, Demian Jacob e divulgação
Vídeo: Monclar Filmes

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