March 13, 1998
razilian Treasures of the Oliveira Lima Library," an exhibit featuring more than two dozen artworks from The Catholic University of America, will take place March 30 through April 24 at the Brazilian- American Cultural Institute, 4103 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Among the works displayed will be watercolors by Francisco Requeña, the Spanish commissioner in the Amazon who painted scenes of the upper Amazon in 1782, and an oil painting, "View of Rio de Janeiro, c. 1825," by Auguste Marie Charles Tauney. There will be paintings and prints by other artists, some of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The show is free and open to the public.
The Lima Library at Catholic University is a special collection of books, manuscripts, artworks and memorabilia dealing with the history and culture of Portuguese-speaking peoples. Much of the material was collected by Manoel de Oliveira Lima (1867-1928), a scholar who entered the diplomatic service of Brazil in 1890 and served in Lisbon, Berlin, Washington, London, Tokyo, Caracas, Brussels and Stockholm. He donated his library to CUA in 1916, and since then the collection has grown to include thousands of manuscripts and more than 50,000 printed items.
For more information on the exhibit contact BACI at 202-362-8334 or Maria Leal of the Lima Library at 202-319-5059.
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