Interlochen hosts international art exhibit

Interlochen Center for the Arts will host an exhibition of sculpture and photography, wood carvings and prints as the National Endowment for the Humanities’ traveling exhibit Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil takes up residence at the Bonisteel Library through May 25.

The exhibit, which opened April 9, is part of the Comparative Arts program’s Detroit to Rio project and encompasses nearly 200 works of art by more than 50 artists. Through media ranging from sculpture to poetry, the exhibit examines how African, European and indigenous South American cultural traditions intertwined over the past 500 years, forming the distinctive culture of modern Brazil.

This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil was organized by Con/Vida-Popular Arts of the Americas and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, and is curated by Mame Jackson, distinguished professor emerita at Wayne State University, and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., professor at Siena Heights University, who will work with Interlochen students during the exhibit’s tenure.

Interlochen represents the fourth stop on the exhibit’s national tour, and will house the exhibit until May 25, when it then moves on to Washington, D.C.’s American University Museum. Until that time, the exhibit will be open to the general public from Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 3 to 9:30 p.m.