Collection

The artworks were acquired over 60 years featuring an important collection of Brazilian Modernism and Informal Abstractionism.

Art as an expression of History

Roberto Marinho’s private collection, including paintings, prints and sculptures began with a bet on artists of his generation. Many of them were still unknown at that time, such as José Pancetti, Alberto da Veiga Guignard and Candido Portinari.

There are also works by Di Cavalcanti, Ismael Nery, Lasar Segall, Milton Dacosta, Tarsila do Amaral, Burle Marx, Djanira, Iberê Camargo, Antonio Bandeira, Alfredo Volpi, Tomie Ohtake, Manabu Mabe, Maria Martins, Bruno Giorgi, and Ariano Suassuna among others.

Besides its focus on Brazilian art, there is also a selection of works by foreigners, as Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger e Marina Helena Vieira da Silva.

The collection is a reflection of its time. In the first half of the twentieth century Brazil was recycling itself, becoming less rural and more industrial. New trends of the European artistic movements were gradually assimilated and transformed by the Brazilian context. In the 1930s, painters took Brazil as a topic and language.

Ingeborg ten Haeff

Asymmetric space and the tension between the abstract and the figure are at the core of the work by Ingeborg ten Haeff. In these two canvases the scale is not a question of size: it plays a role as significant as the colors, balances, textures, marks of the pictorial process, and the vestiges remaining on the canvas.

We are grateful to John Githens, a scholar of Slavic languages, professor of Russian at Vassar College, and Ingeborg’s husband for 42 years (1969–2011), for having donated these works to Instituto Casa Roberto Marinho. Their presence in our collection will allow this important artist, who always maintained links with our country, to begin to be garner her rightful place among the history of Brazilian art, partially constructed by artists of other nationalities.

Lauro Cavalcanti | Executive Director ICRM

Artists of Roberto Marinho's Collection

Alberto Guignard

Alfredo Volpi

Angelo Venosa

Anita Malfatti

Anna Bella Geiger

Antonio Bandeira

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Beatriz Milhazes

Burle Marx

Candido Portinari

Carlito Carvalhosa

Carlos Vergara

Cícero Dias

Daniel Senise

Di Cavalcanti

Djanira da Motta e Silva

Emeric Marcier

Fernand Léger

Franz Weissmann

Giorgio de Chirico

Giovanni Battista Castagneto

Hilal Sami Hilal

Iberê Camargo

Iole de Freitas

Ismael Nery

Jean Cocteau

Jean Lurçat

Jorge Guinle

José Pancetti

José Bechara

Lasar Segall

Lena Bergstein

Luciano Figueiredo

Luiz Aquila

Luiz Zerbini

Malu Fatorelli

Manabu Mabe

Marc Chagall

Maria Bonomi

Maria Martins

Maria Polo

Marie Laurencin

Mario Sironi

Maurice de Vlaminck

Mela Muter

Milton Dacosta

Paul Signac

Paulo Climachauska

Raoul Dufy

Regina Silveira

Roberto Magalhães

Roberto Moriconi

Roberto Rodrigues

Salvador Dalí

Sônia Delaunay

Suzana Queiroga

Tarsila do Amaral

Tikashi Fukushima

Tomie Ohtake

Tsuguharu Foujita

Vânia Mignone

Victor Brecheret

Vieira da Silva

Vittorio Gobbis

Wanda Pimentel

Yolanda Mohalyi

Exhibition

Books and Art

Casa Roberto Marinho is reopening its spaces with the exhibition “Books and Art,” focused on two essential passions of our patron: books and art.

The show features artist’s books of exceptional quality, magical boxes that give rise to true exhibitions, made by UQ! Editions, the artbook publishing house of Leonel Kaz and Lucia Bertazzo. “Books and Art,” is not restricted to the publications, as to provide deeper knowledge, Leonel Kaz also gathered artworks related to each of the nine visual artists. These artist’s books are part of admirable tradition of publications that link art and image.

Oct 03 - Jan 31

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Luiz Zerbini
Minhas Impressões (UQ! Editions), 2016

Exhibition

Enquanto

Enquanto was organized during the COVID-19 lockdown. Using an approach similar to that of a journalistic report, we selected three artists – Carlos Vergara, Luiz Aquila and Roberto Magalhães – as examples of art’s transcendence, essential necessity and importance for helping us to overcome and understand difficult times like these, and always.

Casa Roberto Marinho has always wanted to construct a collection of interviews with artists, historians, critics, administrators and gallerists. But in the everyday bustle of its two and one-half years of operations, taken up by the tasks required by shows, publications and guided visits, there has never been enough time for the production of interviews.

Oct 03 - Jan 31

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Obras de
Carlos Vergara, Luiz Aquila e Roberto Magalhães,

Previous exhibitions

Double Gaze: Brazilian Modern Painting and Photography

Double Gaze: Brazilian Modern Painting and Photography

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - DEC 06 TO AUG 09 2020

Trusteeship: Paulo Venancio Filho e Marcia Mello

The Garden

The Garden

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - DEC 06 TO SEP 13 2020

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Foreigners in the Roberto Marinho Collection

Foreigners in the Roberto Marinho Collection

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - JUL 19 TO NOV 10 2019

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Djanira: the Memory of Her People

Djanira: the Memory of Her People

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - JUN 28 TO OCT 27 2019

Trusteeship: Isabella Rjeille e Rodrigo Moura

Modernos +

Modernos +

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - DEC 07 TO JUN 09 2019

Eight Decades of Informal Abstraction

Eight Decades of Informal Abstraction (2)

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - DEC 07 TO JUN 09 2019

Modernists 10

Modernists 10

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - APR 28 TO NOV 04 2018

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 124

10 Contemporaries

10 Contemporaries

Casa Roberto Marinho

Rio de Janeiro - APR 28 TO NOV 04 2018

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 10