Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Inhotim - Brazil

This card was the prize of a lottery organized by Luzia. 
Inhotim is a museum and contemporary art museum located in Brumadinho in southeast Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais. 

A sprawling 5000 acres of lush botanical gardens (designed by Brazilian landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx) house approximately 500 works by 100 artists from 30 countries in over two dozen gallery pavilions. Arguably the finest outdoor contemporary art center in the world, Inhotim also boasts the world's largest collection of palm trees (over 1500 different species); 4500 different exotic species of plants; gourmet restaurants; and works by the likes of Matthew Barney, Chris Burden, Janet Cardiff and George Miller, Anish Kapoor, and Brazilian superstar Tunga.
The brainchild of local mining billionaire Bernardo Paz, Inhotim transformed from his private collection into a public museum in 2006. Since then, the complex has attracted over 250,000 visitors each year. Landscapers work in collaboration with each artist to create a series of psychological encounters that extend from the galleries to the gardens. - in: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zach-udko/inhotim-brazils-contempor_b_3826723.html

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