Good news for the culture of Rio de Janeiro. O Carmen Miranda Museum, in the neighborhood of Flamengo, at South Zone of the city, will reopen after 10 years of inactivity. The institution will welcome the public on August 4th, after works to revitalize the space and the collection of 3,348 items, mainly the artist's clothing.
Opened in 1976, the Carmen Miranda Museum belongs to the Rio de Janeiro Arts Foundationo, and was designed by the architect Affonso Reidy. The objects that belonged to the artist and were transferred to the collection by the family, after his death in 1955.
In 2013, the space stopped operating to adapt to safety regulations. Over the course of the decade, many items deteriorated and had to be restored before the museum opened, which further extended the reopening date.
The official reopening ceremony will feature the inauguration of the “Viva Carmen” exhibition, which is based on bringing the singer and actress to the public, emphasizing her Brazilian phase before becoming the great “international Bahian“. In addition to the exhibition curated by Ruy Castro and Heloísa Seixas, the event will feature a performance by the singer Juliana Maia.
Reopening of the Carmen Miranda Museum
Local: Avenida Rui Barbosa, S/N, Flamengo/RJ
Date: August 4, 2023
Credits: Altair Alves – Diario do Rio