QuickLook @ CCBU | March 8, 2013

CCBU presents CULTURAL CUP 2.0:
Brasilia - Thursday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.
at Books & Books, Coral Gables.

Professor Jean-François Lejeune
Prof Jean-François Lejeune
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Miami School of Architecture
Books & Books and the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida (Brazil-USA Cultural Center/CCBU) continue the yearlong cultural exploration of Brazil.

Our series called CULTURAL CUP 2.0 will focus on the culture, traditions, arts, music and gastronomy of the twelve Host Cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the exciting worldwide soccer tournament that will happen in Brazil next year.

Our second stop will be BRASILIA, Brazil’s capital, an unique city, considered one of the 20th century’s architectural marvels. It was added in 1987 to the Unesco list of World Heritage sites as a major example of 20th century’s modern movement in architecture and urban planning.

Professor Jean-François Lejeune, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Miami School of Architecture and author of the book "Cruelty and Utopia: Cities and Landscapes of Latin America" (Princeton Architecture Press) will guide us in a review of the innovative urban plan created by Lucio Costa and the impressive buildings and monuments designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Following Prof. Lejeune's presentation, Maria Elisa Barreto, a close family friend of President Juscelino Kubitschek, the creator of Brasilia, will share with us her unique perspective as a witness of the building of the new capital.

Join us at an informal reception following the presentation at Books & Books patio.

The Cultural Cup 2.0 BRASILIA is sponsored by The Brickellian and Ms. Stella Holmes, art curator, museum trustee and producer of the documentary "West Encounters East".

About the Sponsor of Cultural Cup 2.0:
The Brickellian / Ms. Stella Holmes

Stella Holmes
On April 10, at the next Cultural Cup 2.0: São Paulo, Ms. Holmes will give a presentation about her documentary 'West Encounters East'. This film, soon to debut on public television, explores the themes of immigration, alienation and assimilation through the works of Japanese Brazilian artists, descendants of a century-old diaspora that has given Sao Paulo the largest Japanese population outside Japan. The concept was developed by Ms. Holmes, an art historian ad museum trustee who was inspired by the works of these bicultural artists to embark upon a personal journey of discovery.”

CCBU recommends:
Friday March 15 from 2-7 pm

CCBU & SDA's Feijoada

Members and friends of the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA and Società Dante Alighieri enjoyed Chef Juca's delicious feijoada on Saturday, March 2.

Jacqueline Proctor, a representative of the Miami International Film Festival talked about the 30th.MIFF and drawed tickets for the seven Brazilian films participating at this year's festival. Click to see all photos


CCBU’s Brazilian culture centric Portuguese courses will be taught by experienced teachers. Our goal is to teach the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture preparing our students to communicate in different settings: business, social, travel. We offer different options to better fit the students’ needs.

VENUES: Classes will take place at the new CCBU headquarters at 300 ARAGON AVENUE Suite 250 or at companies’ offices. Private lessons at your home or office upon request (call 305.728.9163

For more information visit our website

copa cultural

Get to know Brazil Through the Arts
at the
Key Biscayne
Community Center

Presented by
Silvana Soriano and CCBU

Workshop 1:
Traveling through Modernism" (São Paulo)
February 23
sao paulo 

Learn about the Brazilian Modern Art ( The Modern Art Week 1922) and discover more about the third largest city in the world. Using printmaking techniques create mono types based on the works of famous Brazilian artists Tarsila do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti, Lasar Segall and Anita Malfatti.

Workshop 2 
"The Human Figure in contrast" (Salvador)
March 16

Come to know more about the artist Carybé, the author of a famous mural at Miami Airport, and create your own mural! Students will create a mural which will explore the representation of the human figure, using the shadow projected on paper.

Workshop 3
“Dolphins, warriors and mermaids, stories from the Forest” (Manaus)
April 13

Get to know the legends of the largest rainforest in the world and create an illustrated handmade book. Students will create an accordion book with watercolor, oil pastel, printmaking and much more.

Workshop 4 
"Scale Model of Dreams" (Brasília)
April 27

Do you know that viewed from above the capital of Brazil resembles an airplane? Brasília is a landmark in the history of town planning.  Based on the idea of this city, students will create a scale model of the city of your dreams.

Workshop 5 
"Creating and Reinventing Paper" (Cuiabá)
May 11

The feather art is one of the most popular plastic expressions of Brazilian Indians. Learn more about the art and culture of indigenous peoples and create jewelries and headdresses made with colorful handmade paper! Students will produce handmade paper to create objects based on feather art of Brazilian Indians.

Workshop 6
"Moving Image, Light and Colors" (Rio de Janeiro)
May 28
rio de janeiro

We chose the works of the famous artist “carioca” Beatriz Milhazes to celebrate the joy and movement of the city of Rio de Janeiro. In this workshop students will learn about this artist and create a picture using various techniques of collage, painting and printmaking.

Patron Members:

Centro Cultural Brasil USA • 300 Aragon Avenue. Suite 250 • Coral Gables, FL 33134 • 305.728.9163

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