Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Acquires Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Acquires Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, Maurício Nogueira Lima, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn  

Maurício Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953
The Adolpho Leirner Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, a group of 98 works made in the 1950s and ‘60s by Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alfredo Volpi and other Brazilian abstractionists and assembled by Adolpho Leirner (b. 1935). “Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection,” overseen by MFAH curator Mari Carmen Ramírez, goes on view at the museum, May 20-Sept. 3, 2007. The exhibition is accompanied by a 160-page catalog, as well as a larger book with essays by leading scholars to accompany an international tour in 2008-2009.

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