Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

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Bank of Brazil Cultural Center
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
The CCBB building in São Paulo
Established12 October 1989 (1989-10-12) (Rio de Janeiro)
12 October 2000 (2000-10-12) (Brasília)
21 April 2001 (2001-04-21) (São Paulo)
27 August 2013 (2013-08-27) (Belo Horizonte)
LocationBelo Horizonte, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

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

The CCBB began in 1986. It opened in Rio de Janeiro in 1989, Brasília in 2000, São Paulo in 2001 and Belo Horizonte in 2013.[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] In 2013, the three centers combined had 4.4 million visitors: 2,034,397 visitors in Rio de Janeiro, 1,468,818 visitors in Brasília, and 931,639 visitors in São Paulo.[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 is the Brasília 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". Archived from the original on 2018-08-29. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  2. ^ a b Top 100 Art Museum Attendance, The Art Newspaper, 2014. Retrieved on 15 July 2014.

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