Inspired by European Modernism, her own childhood experiences, and the assimilation of the vernacular culture of her native Brazil, Tarsila do Amaral set out to redefine modern art with paintings intended to reclaim a Brazilian identity. Join us as we consider works that propose a rediscovery of Brazil, advocate for the integration of mind and body, and imagine a Brazilian culture arising from the artistic “cannibalism” of outside influences. This session meets at the entrance to Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil, Floor 2.

This session is led by Tamara Kostianovsky.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions.

Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Thursday, May 31,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  2. Sunday, April 15,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  3. Friday, April 13,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  4. Monday, April 9,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  5. Tuesday, March 13,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  6. Tuesday, March 6,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.