Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

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The Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB, in English: Bank of Brazil Cultural Center) is a cultural organization of the Banco do Brasil based in Brazil with centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and São Paulo.

The CCBB began in 1986. It opened in Rio de Janeiro in 1989, Brasilia in 2000, and São Paulo in 2001.[1] Its three centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, and São Paulo are among the top hundred most visited art museums in the world.[2] The largest of the CCBB institutions is located in Rio de Janeiro, in an art-deco building designed by Francisco Joaquim Bethencourt da Silva. Similar in size is the São Paulo institution, designed in the same style by Hippolyto Pujol. The smallest of the three complexes the Brasilia branch, designed by Alba Rabelo Cunha. Both the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo branches contain theatres, cinemas, and multiple art galleries.

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  1. ^ Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Guia da Semana, São Paulo, Brazil. (Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Exhibition & museum attendance figures 2010". The Art Newspaper 223 (London, UK). April 2011. p. 24. Retrieved 26 June 2011.