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Sculpture “Friar” is Dilma’s gift to Pope Francisco

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On a visit to Curitiba, last year, the curators of the collection presented the work to the President, who was delighted with the bronze sculpture. Frade_Papa_post


A bronze sculpture 44 centimeters high, weighing 22,5 kgs, depicting a friar reading a book was chosen as an official gift from President Dilma Rousseff to Pope Francisco I. The exchange of gifts is a protocol of the meeting between heads of State. The work of the artist from Paraná, sculptor João Turin, who died in 1949, was made in the first half of the 1930s.Frade - joao turin - Maringas Maciel-11

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After 81 years, bottle with ‘time capsule’ is found in Curitiba

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The material was hidden at the base of the sculpture Tiradentes, made by João Turin


It could be a movie script: after spending 81 years hidden, a glass bottle with a manuscript is found under a statue in Curitiba. The mysterious note points out the location of… a second bottle.

“We solved a mystery by discovering another”, said Maurício Appel, Director of the João Turin Foundry. “It’s a time capsule.”

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Not to be missed

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Exhibition in homage to the artist João Turin is one of the highlights at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum


Sculpture, photography and contemporary art are some of the forms that will be present in the calendar of exhibitions in the Museum Oscar Niemeyer (MON) in 2014. It is a promising year: photos of artist Frida Kahlo and a show on Brazilian photojournalism are some of the scheduled attractions. But the largest exhibition, which will be held in the main hall, the ‘Eye’, will be dedicated to the sculptor João Turin.

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