The lecture took place on September 14 at the Americas Society / Council of the Americas and was attended by 115 people. Bernardo Paz arrived with his wife Arystela Rosa and daughters Sophia and Barbara, was received by Susan Segal, President and CEO of the Americas Society and Leona Forman, BrazilFoundation’s Founding President.

Bernardo spoke about his life and how the idea to create the Institute came to be. Inhotim is home to one of the most important contemporary art collections in Brazil and the largest outdoor art center in Latin America.    The Inhotim Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, display, and creation of contemporary art works, has also had a strong social and environmental impact in the region. It invests in the development of training activities, coordinates programs within the local community of Brumadinho to strengthen the region’s culture and traditions, offers educational programs that include guided environmental tours and art education, and conducts environmental researches in partnership with public institutions. Currently Inhotim has a collection of 500 works of art – 80 of which are on display to the public from more than 100 artists of different nationalities.

Bernardo was interviewed by Beverly Adams, curator of the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, a private twentieth and twenty-first century of Latin American art collection, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Photo Gallery (Photos by Arturo Sanchez and BrazilFoundation)