Brazilian Art Museum - FAAP opens to the public, as from September 28th, the exhibition "Brazilian Constitutions". Originally, this exposition was organized and set by the Foundation, in Brasilia, in the year of 2007, as part of the celebrations for the Bicentenary of Independent Justice in Brazil, by the Supreme Court. The idea came from Minister Ellen Gracie Northfleet, President of the Supreme Federal Court - STF - and the National Council of Justice. The curatorship is signed by the former president of STF, Minister Nelson Jobim, and the curator of MAB’s collection, Jose Luis Alfonso Hernandez.

Visitors can enjoy paintings, sculptures, documents, photographs, magazines, newspapers, clothes and objects belonging to prominent figures in Brazilian history (glasses, hats and walking sticks, furniture, among others), plus videos. The exhibition was organized from researches of pieces from the Imperial Museum (Petrópolis), the Republic Museum (Rio de Janeiro), National Historical Museum (Rio de Janeiro), the National Library (Rio de Janeiro), the Institute for Brazilian Studies (São Paulo) and Brazilian Art Museum in FAAP (São Paulo).

The intent is to bring the public to a greater knowledge about the seven Brazilian Constitutions, adapted in accordance with the historic moment and cultural production of each season. "Our goal, by accepting this challenge, is to offer to the general public and students an exhibition that, at the same time is: didactics, helping in the understanding of what the constitutions are; historical, placing each one in its time, with its characters and facts; and artistical, illustrating our laws with major works of art of our more renowned artists who lived and created in those periods," explains Celita Procopio de Carvalho, president of the Board of Trustees of Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation.

If available, FAAP offers buses for institutions of public education that want to make educational visits. Educators, specialized and trained by MAB, will monitor the students, provided that prior scheduling and waiting list are followed.

Date: From September 28th to November 2nd, 2008.
Schedule: From Tuesday to Friday – 10 AM to 8 PM
               Saturdays, Sundays and holidays – 1 PM to 5 PM
Place: Brazilian Art Museum – FAAP
          Rua Alagoas, 903 - Higienópolis
Information: (11) 3662-7198
Booking school visits: (11) 3662-7200
Free Admission