terça-feira, 22 de março de 2011

Latin America Memorial

The Latin American Memorial is a cultural, political and entertainment, opened in March 18, 1989 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The architectural complex, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is a monument to cultural integration, political, economic and social development in Latin America, located in an area of ​​84,482 meters square in the Barra Funda. Its design was developed by cultural anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro. It is a foundation under public law state, with financial and administrative autonomy, linked to the Ministry of Culture, according to Decree signed by the Governor of the state, Geraldo Alckmin, on 1 January 2011.
The complex consists of several buildings arranged over two areas linked by a footbridge, which amount to around 25,210 meters of building area square: the Hall of Acts, the Latin American Library, the Center for Studies, Galeria Marta Traba, the Creativity Pavilion, the Simon Bolivar Auditorium, Annex of the Congressmen and the building of the Latin American Parliament. In Civic Square, is a concrete sculpture, also by Niemeyer, representing an open hand in an upright position with the map of Latin America painted in red on the palm.
The memorial features a permanent collection of works of art, displayed along the esplanade and the internal spaces, and has a documentation center for Latin American folk art. The library has about 30,000 volumes, plus music and picture section. The complex holds exhibitions, lectures, debates, video sessions, theater, music and dance. Keeps the Brazilian Center for Latin American Studies, the organization to promote academic research on Latin American affairs. Our regularly publishes the magazine America and several books. Served as headquarters for the Latin American Parliament between 1989 and 2007 (currently located in Panama City).

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