HART in the World: RIO - Exploring ‘Brazilian Modernism and Its Discontents’

  • Pictured on the rooftop of the Palace of Manguinhos, seat of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, are, from left: Tiffany Xu, Miao Zhang, Toshiki Niimi, Eric Hsu, Madeleine Pelzel, Olivia Wolf, Jennifer Heon, Tayler Bennett, Natalia O’Neill Vega, Mitch Mackowiak, Claire Hopper, Fabiola López-Durán, Renato da Gama-Rosa Costa and Ana Maria Tavares.

The art history field course HART in the World: Rio, led in May 2017 by Assistant Professor Fabiola López-Durán with current Ph.D. candidate Caroline "Olivia" Wolf, was featured in Rice News. The article also mentions RIO 2017 | A HART in the World Student Exhibition, which is on display in Herring Hall's first floor corridor gallery. 

"...Rice students [embarked] on a two-week exploration of Latin American metropolis Rio de Janeiro and a one-week tour of three other cities: supermodern Brasilia, Brazil’s capital; Belo Horizonte, a 19th-century planned city; and cosmopolitan Sao Paulo, the most populous city in the Americas.

"Through lectures, seminar discussions, museum visits, architectural itineraries and field trips, the students examined the complex political, social and cultural histories that have shaped these cities. It provided them the 'opportunity to interrogate Brazilian modernism and its discontents,' according to course instructors."   READ MORE


(Above) View of Rio de Janeiro from the famous Corcovado mountain, photograph by Madeleine Pelzel.
(Left) Pictured on the rooftop of the Palace of Manguinhos, seat of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, are, from left: Tiffany Xu, Miao Zhang, Toshiki Niimi, Eric Hsu, Madeleine Pelzel, Olivia Wolf, Jennifer Heon, Tayler Bennett, Natalia O’Neill Vega, Mitch Mackowiak, Claire Hopper, Fabiola López-Durán, Renato da Gama-Rosa Costa and Ana Maria Tavares.