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Docomomo US Travel Tour: Modern Brazil 2019

São Paulo - Brasília - Rio de Janeiro
October 17, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Docomomo US Modern Brazil is one in a series of exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences. This ten-day, nine-night trip features the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Afonso Eduardo Reidy, Lucio Costa among others.

Travelers will experience a journey through the history of modern architecture in Brazil. From its early sinuous and iconic Carioca School designs through its brutalist Paulista School period, guests will experience the 20th century through three of Brazil’s most important cities: São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro. Highlights of the tour include the opportunity to visit many of Oscar Niemeyer’s most important works including Ibirapuera Auditorium, Copan Building, and Casa de Canoas, Oscar Niemeyer’s family home. Guests will enjoy two days exploring the country’s capital of Brasília with stops all along Brasília’s Monumental Axis including: Three Power Square, the National Congress, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Itamaraty Palace. In São Paulo, guests will visit the Lina Bo Bardi designed Glass House for a special curator’s tour in addition to a visit to Bo Bardi’s São Paulo Museum of Modern Art. In Rio, highlights include a visit to Park Guinle by Lucio Costa, the Ministry of Education and Culture Building, in addition to two works by Afonso Eduardo Reidy: The Museum of Modern Art and the Pedregulho residential project. Modern Brazil offers a unique travel opportunity in a small group setting featuring access to modern homes and buildings considered off the beaten path or not ordinarily open to the public.

Modern Brazil will be led by Debora Barros AIA, LEED AP BD+C a registered architect in New York and Brazil, and an Associate at PBDW Architects, in New York City. 


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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