The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB BH), which is part of Praça da Liberdade Cultural Circuit, one of the tourists favourites destinations, the schedule is full of exhibitions, theatrical performances and music concerts. CCBB offers, as well, workshops and laboratories developed by the Educational Program, which tells not only the history of the capital but the history of the whole country. Since its opening, in august 2013, more than 2,5 million people have visited the building. CCBB receives monthly the greatest names of the art world such as the exhibition Elles: Female Artists in the Pompidou Centre collection. CCBB’s opening exhibition presented fine arts from the George Pompidou Centre collection – Musée National d’Art Moderne, from Paris, which shelters the biggest collection of modern art in Europe. There are paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, videos and installation art made by approximately 70 female artists such as: Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, Suzanne Valadon.
Besides the diversified and accessible schedule for all publics, CCBB BH has, as well, bilingual support (Portuguese-English) to the visitors, which facilitates the access of foreign tourists. The schedule of CCBB’s Educational Program offers story telling, dramatized visit and experimentation laboratories. The diversified subjects of the activities attracts visitors of all ages and facilitates the understanding of tourists who are interested in learning more about Brazil.
The CCBB building Belo Horizonte
The Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square) is an architectural complex of great historical and cultural value. It is an authentic example in Belo Horizonte of eclectic and neoclassical architecture in its old buildings and other modern and contemporary constructions. The building that now houses the CCBB hosted the headquarters of the revolutionary forces of Minas Gerais during the Revolution of 1930 - the year in which the building opened. In 1931, the building hosted another important milestone: the visit of the British Royal Family to Belo Horizonte. The princes Edward VIII and George VI were greeted by authorities of the Minas Gerais State with a feast and decorations in the colors of Great Britain's flag.
The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte occupies a building from 1930, fully renovated in 2009, with six floors and 12 thousand square meters of constructed area which puts the CCBB BH among the greatest cultural centers of Brazil. The building has a theatre with seating capacity for 264 people, a multipurpose room for audiovisual, a bookstore and two cafeterias , as well as large exhibition galleries. Visits to the building and the exhibitions are free. Tickets for theatrical performances and music concerts cost R$ 20 (full) and R$ 10 (half).