Brazil’s Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum celebrates 25th anniversary (September 2)

A flying saucer flies over Rio de Janeiro, past Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Maracanã Stadium, crosses Guanabara Bay and lands in Niterói.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The spaceship is the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) and the pilot is architect Oscar Niemeyer, responsible for the project. He leaves the ship, introduces himself and descends the monument's long, reddish ramp.

Those who know the architect find it amusing that he agreed to play along with Belgian film director Marc-Henri Wajnberg, thereby embracing once and for all one of the comparisons made to his project. The record is eternalized in the documentary "Oscar Niemeyer, an architect committed to his century," released in 2000.

A symbol of the city of Niterói, across bay . . .

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