The Pontal Museum, in Barra da Tijuca, west of Rio, has prepared for this month of July a program especially dedicated to school holidays. From today (16) until July 31, the public will have, at different times, free activities with music, dance and games for all ages, including babies.
The actions developed, from Thursday to Sunday, explore the popular universes of Brazil through games, in Kites and Popular Toys workshops, with plastic artist Getúlio Damado. The intention with the kite building workshop is to work on children’s manual skills and motor coordination, in addition to offering a moment of leisure and encouraging the use of creativity.
The program also has samba workshops, popular dances from the Northeast, popular games, Baby Brincante, sung toys, country games, storytelling and shadow theater.
Next Saturday (23), at 18:00, visitors will be able to participate in the Fachada Cinema in Pontal – Vacation. On the external wall of the Pontal Museum, there will be a screening of the animated film Tromba Trem – O Filme, from 2021, directed by Zé Brandão. There will also be a session with the film Monica’s Gang: Lessons.
In the already traditional actions on weekends, the public will have at their disposal the Music Tour of the exhibitions, from 11 am to 3 pm, and the Chest of Popular Toys, between 12 pm and 5 pm.
Those who go to the Pontal Museum can also visit the set of six exhibitions “Novos Ares! Pontal Reinventado”, with more than two thousand works, in addition to audiovisual content, such as the interactive digital game of Brazilian dances, in which the visitor learns frevo, jongo, carimbó, chula or funk steps.
In the schedule for tomorrow (17), among other activities, from 10 am, the Cantorias Brincantes Workshop with singer, composer, art educator and music therapist Márcia Schiavo will take place. The activity, in the garden square of the Pontal Museum, will invite the public to a playful experience, with melodies, rhythms, gestures and movements, present in the sung games of Brazilian culture.
The Pontal Museum is an international reference in Brazilian popular art, with more than nine thousand works by 300 artists, being the largest collection of its kind, and of relevance recognized by Unesco.
Since October 2021, the museum has been installed on a plot of 14,000 square meters, close to Bosque da Barra and next to the Alphaville Residências condominium. The cultural space also has ten thousand square meters of green area, where tens of thousands of seedlings of 73 native Brazilian species are planted.
Through the Federal Cultural Incentive Law, the Pontal Museum has the Vale Cultural Institute as its strategic sponsor, and BNDES, Itaú, Repsol Sinopec Brasil, and the City of Rio as patrons.