The Ipiranga Museum will open three exhibits in metro stations

On May 20, the Sé, Luz and República stations of the São Paulo metro will host three exhibits exploring the collection and history of the Ipiranga Museum, including information on the current renovation and expansion, as well as the formation of the city of São Paulo and details of the painting “Independência ou Morte”, by Pedro Américo. Watch!

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After nine closed years, it doesn’t take long before the Ipiranga Museum will reopen its doors on 7 September, which this year will mark the Bicentenary of Independence. Until the big day arrives, the public can get a preview of what the institution is preparing by visiting three exhibitions at the São Paulo metro, Sé, Luz and República stations. The free exhibits will focus on the history of São Paulo, the Museum itself and also the most famous painting in its collection, “Independência ou Morte”, by Pedro Américo. The inauguration will take place on May 20, in the three stations, and the shows will remain on display until June 19, as part of the Metro Culture Line program. Visiting hours follow the operating hours of the stations. According to the official press release, the inspiration for the exhibition project came from the restoration and expansion process of the Museum, with elements that refer to the scaffolding of the work.

Check out a little more about the content of each show below:

A Repubblica Station, Line 3 – Redreceives exposure The Independence of Brazil on the screen: imagine the cry of Ipiranga. According to the official note, in this exhibition the Museum invites the public to reflect on the most iconic image of the historical episode, the painting “Independence or Death”, painted in 1888, which will be present in a reproduction of 3m x 1.70m. The exhibition provides information on the historical context of its production, canvas clippings with details and sketches of the painting made by Pedro Américo, as well as video content on the restoration carried out between 2017 and 2022. It also addresses the controversy surrounding the painting, showing how the he was inspired by other historical paintings, a common expedient at the time, which cannot be considered plagiarism. “When we visualize an image, we must always remember that it is the result of a construction,” comments the curator of the exhibition and teacher of the institute. The “Independence or Death” screen is no different. The exhibition, therefore, invites us to reflect on the context of the work, so as to be better prepared to enjoy it, fully restored, when the Museum reopens ”, comments the artist. prof. Paulo Cesar Garcez Marinsin an official note sent by e-mail to DIARY.

Restoration of the painting “Independence or Death” by Pedro Américo. (Credits: José Rosael – Ipiranga Museum).

Me and Luz Station, Line 1 – Bluewill host the exhibition San Paolo – Territory under construction, an immersion in the landscapes of the city from the end of the 19th century to the present day. The tour includes the transformations of several postcards, such as Avenida Paulista, Pátio do Colégio, Avenida 9 de Julho (which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2021) and others of which today only remains remain, as in the case of Várzea do Carmo . For this reason, the exhibition collects images of two significant names in Brazilian photography: Militão Augusto de Azevedo, who in 1887 published the “Comparative album of the city of São Paulo”; and Werner Haberkorn, who recounted the rampant urbanization of the 1940s and 1950s. “We also try to take a look at the present and the future, with new postcards from São Paulo in the commercial areas, such as Marginal Pinheiros, Berrini, and an invitation to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the city”, underlines Solange Ferraz de Lima. , curator of the exhibition and teacher at the Museum, again in an official note.

The photograph of the City of São Paulo 1887 - SE side, taken from the Jardim tower, will be present at the Estação da Luz exhibition.
City of São Paulo 1887_ SE side, taken from the Jardim tower_Acervo Museu Paulista USP_ Comparative album of the city of São Paulo 1862-1887: Militão Augusto de Azevedo – [São Paulo : Photographia Americana, 1887]_Dimensions: 21cm x 30cm

N / a Sé Station, Line 3 – Redthe public will be able to learn a little more about the New Ipiranga Museum, including information on the project and its new spaces, which doubled the built area of ​​the Museum, allowing it to host 12 exhibitions in 49 exhibition halls, as well as a belvedere, a shop, a café and an auditorium for 200 people. Visitors will also have access to historical images of the Monument-Building, from its construction in the late 19th century to the present day, as well as details of the restoration process of its fine architecture, which featured tools specially adapted to reproduce the work of the craftsmen of the past. On video, the audience follows the series “Diário do Novo Museu do Ipiranga”, with images and interviews on the new project. “We also underline the total accessibility of the building and the exhibitions of the reopening, an unparalleled treatment in Brazil for the number and diversity of resources, which has permeated the exhibition thinking from the beginning”, reiterates Professor Solange, also responsible for the curatorship of this exhibition, which also brings curiosity about the archaeological finds in the yard.

The photos of the restoration projects of the Ipiranga Museum, such as the projection of the French Garden by H + F Arquitetos, will be at the Estação Sé.
Projection of the French garden by H + F Arquitetos. (Credits: H + F Architects).


From May 20th to June 19th.

New Ipiranga Museum
Sé Station, Line 3 – Red Metro
Every day from 4:40 to 12:00
Curator: Paulo Cesar Garcez Marins

San Paolo – Territory under construction
Luz Station, Line 1 – Blue Metro
Every day from 4:40 to 12:00
Curator: Solange Ferraz de Lima

The Independence of Brazil on the screen: imagine the cry of Ipiranga
República Station, Line 3 – Red Metro
Every day from 4:40 to 12:00
Curator: Solange Ferraz de Lima

Support: Culture Line of the Sao Paulo Metro

To find out more, visit the website of Ipiranga Museum.

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