Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado

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Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado
Type Private
Established 1947
Chairperson Mrs. Celita Procopio de Carvalho
President Dr. Antonio Bias Bueno Guillon
Students 12,500
Undergraduates 8,000
Postgraduates 4,500
Location São Paulo, SP, Ribeirão Preto and São José dos Campos, São Paulo (state),  Brazil
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and white
Athletics LAACA
Mascot Gigi (the Giraffe)

FAAP (Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation) was founded in 1947 by Earl Armando Alvares Penteado, whose objective was to support, promote and develop the plastic and scenic arts, culture and teaching.

It is now one of the most important and respected academic institutions in Brazil, with 12 thousand students and 1200 professors. The Campus is located in Higienópolis, one of the most traditional districts of São Paulo, and houses 7 Faculties: Business Administration, Fine Arts, Communication, Engineering, Economics, Law and Technology, post-graduation courses and MBA.

The foundation is an important cultural centre in São Paulo, housing one of the most eminent theaters in town (Teatro FAAP) and the Museu de Arte Brasileira (Museum of Brazilian Art). FAAP has received important exhibits, most notably the exhibit "China: A Arte Imperial, A Arte do Cotidiano, A Arte Contemporânea", the "Treasures of the Czars" display (including some of the famous Fabergé eggs), and in 2011 an exhibit on Grace Kelly, "Os Anos Grace Kelly" (Grace Kelly Era), inaugurated by Prince Albert of Monaco.

Every semester the institution provides lectures from notable artists, politicians and economists. Notable guest speakers include George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Gordon Brown, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Rubens Ricupero (also Director Faculty of Economics), Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Peter Mandelson, among others.

Schools and faculties[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

João Dória

Sergio Herz

Alexandre Gama

Denise Pavarina

Carlos Tramontina

Marco Luque

Serginho Groisman

Cláudia Pacheco

Mario Marchetti

Vik Muniz

Antonio Carlos Pannunzio

Ricardo Hirschbruch

Lais Bodanzky

Laerte Coutinho

Bruna Lombardi

Eduardo Sciarra


Caco Galhardo

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