Renowned Private Mansion in Rio Donated to Art Museum

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hidden behind high walls and a canopy of lush trees is a remarkable large pink mansion in Rio, which since the 1960s has been home to Jorge and Odaléa Brando Barbosa. Now the house is set to be open to the public as Odaléa, at age 86, has bequeathed it and its contents to the Museum of Sacred Art in São Paulo upon her death.

The house sits among 12,000 meters of green space, has a swimming pool and pavilion, as well as its own small . . .

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