Visits are mediated by the Education team. Our intention is that these visits be more than a mere extension of school contents. We wish them to be learning, discovery and enchanting experiences that bring Minas Gerais art, history and culture closer to the general public.
It is important that visitors feel welcomed, seeing themselves as integrated and integrating parts of the project, thus building identities and the sense of belonging.
In order to give more meaning to these visits, which last 90 minutes on average, we have predefined several theme-based tours, some of which are still being studied and prepared.
The following tours are available:
Is Africa, to you, one or many? How do you perceive the African heritage in the formation of Brazilian culture? Where can we perceive the signs of African knowledge, science and arts in our daily lives? Did you know that Baroque artists Aleijadinho and Mestre Ataíde were mestizos? What about today? What new routes do African countries and Brazil trace together?
Are the unways shown in the maps? Have you ever thought of tracing affective maps? Do you know a “no-place”? How does the city integrate people or set them apart? Where does the traced city end and the occupied city begin? Whom is a memorial located at a square in a planned city for?
There are several exhibition spaces in which they can touch objects, sit or even lie on the floor. If you wish, ask for a children’s kit at the reception counter. It includes many objects that can make this visit even more interesting. But it is necessary to give it back at the reception counter at the end of your visit, ok?
What is literature about? Young and renowned writers and poets? Can rupestrian or urban inscriptions, such as graffiti or spray painting, be regarded as texts? Storytelling, songs, orality as a means of transmission of knowledge… How can words, such transforming elements, create new connections?
Is there a particular way of being a native of Minas Gerais? Is it the way of speaking? Is it the food they like to eat? Are “mineiros” (State-born citizens) really suspicious, conservative, silent? Or are they hospitable, cooperative, welcoming? Who are they in contemporary times?
Republic and Memory
What ideas about the Republic did the conspirators of Vila Rica dream of at the end of the 18th century? And what republican ideals forged the plan of the new capital around 100 years ago? Can you notice republican signs in the Memorial building, in Liberty Square, and in the city of Belo Horizonte?
Who has never heard of the power of images? How to perceive visual art work in time and space? What is the persuasive power of images in Baroque and in our days? What can good old photography tell us? Is there anything in common between a rupestrian inscription and an urban one, such as graffiti or spray painting?