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

Double Gaze: Brazilian Modern Painting and Photography

Casa Roberto Marinho, a center of reference for modernism, is opening the sixth exhibition in its one and one-half years of existence.

Rarely in our historiography has there been an examination that relates the innovative path of photography with that of painting in the twentieth century. The many looks back at the period have generally treated them as isolated worlds, except in those cases of artists who built their oeuvres by registering the incidence of light through both lens and brush.

Dec 06 - Apr 26

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Ismael Nery
Nós, 1926

Exhibition

The Garden

The exhibition shows multiples created by eleven contemporary artists and their specific conceptions on the "Garden" theme

Instituto Casa Roberto Marinho, a center of reference for Brazilian modernism, is structured on the tripod of house, collection and garden. In the year of its opening as a cultural space, in 2018, ten contemporary artists were invited to produce their impressions on the theme of “House.” In 2019, eleven artists created multiples on the garden, in this exhibition that we are now presenting.

Dec 06 - Apr 26

Casa Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro

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Heloisa Faria
a partir de desenho original de Roberto Burle Marx,

Previous exhibitions

Um outro olhar, Coleção Roberto Marinho

Um outro olhar, Coleção Roberto Marinho

Paço Imperial

Rio de Janeiro - JUL 01 TO AUG 31 2013

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 199

Treasures of the Roberto Marinho’s Collection on BM&F Bovespa

Treasures of the Roberto Marinho’s Collection on BM&F Bovespa

Espaço Cultural BM&F Bovespa

São Paulo - OCT 10 TO JAN 29 2010

Trusteeship: Pedro Correa Lago

Artwork quantity: 28

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection (3)

Palácio das Artes

Belo Horizonte - MAR 01 TO MAY 31 2008

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 162

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection (2)

Museu de Arte Moderna

São Paulo - MAR 01 TO MAY 31 2005

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 147

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection

The Century of a Brazilian: Roberto Marinho's Collection

Paço Imperial

Rio de Janeiro - DEC 01 TO FEB 28 2005

Trusteeship: Lauro Cavalcanti

Artwork quantity: 237

 Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from the Roberto Marinho Collection

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from the Roberto Marinho Collection (3)

Museu Metropolitano de Arte de Curitiba

Curitiba - AUG 01 TO SEP 30 1995

Trusteeship: Paulo Venancio Filho

Artwork quantity: 113

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from Roberto Marinho’s Collection

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from Roberto Marinho’s Collection (2)

Palácio do Itamaraty

Brasília - MAY 01 TO JUN 01 1995

Trusteeship: Paulo Venancio Filho

Artwork quantity: 113

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from Roberto Marinho’s Collection

Brazilian Modern Art: a Selection from Roberto Marinho’s Collection

Museu de Arte de São Paulo

São Paulo - MAR 01 TO APR 30 1994

Trusteeship: Paulo Venancio Filho

Artwork quantity: 98