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(Mahwah) – Brazilian museology scholar Ivo Mesquita will discuss Latin American art issues in the Adler Theater of Ramapo College of New Jersey on Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Museology is the science of running a museum, most frequently applied to a museum’s collections rather than its administration. The discussion is free and open to the public.

In the program, The Museum – Latin American Art Issues,” the former director of the Museu de Arte Moderna in Sao Paulo will discuss Latin America and trends and issues affecting art, artists and exhibitions.

Ivo Mesquita is a Brazilian curator, critic and art writer. From 1980 to 1988 he worked at the Sao Paulo Biennale Foundation, where he curated Expressionism in Brazil (1985, with Stella Teixiera de Barros) and Unique Imaginaires (1987, with Sonia Salzstein-Goldberg). In 1988 he participated in the Curator in Residence Program at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Canada. Mesquita has curated exhibitions for, among others, the Sao Paulo Biennale, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico and The Sao Paulo Art Museum. He has lectured on Latin American Art in Canada, the United States and Latin America.

The Adler Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. For information, call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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