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Islamic Art at the CCBB

By Anita Kirpalani, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro (CCBB) has acquired a new look. A marble fountain, geometrical patterns and Arab calligraphy have pride of place under the glass dome of the rotunda that now resembles an Arabic patio. No wonder: until December 26th, the CCBB becomes the main exhibitor of Islamic Art in Rio, with two major exhibits: “Islã” (Islam) and “Miragens” (Mirages).

The first big exhibition ever made on Islamic Art in Brazil, “Islã” which opened on October 12th, is an ambitious project that aims to cover thirteen . . .

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