Wood, Paper, String: The Art and History of Brazilian 'Cordel' Literature
Wood, Paper, String highlights the art and history of the Brazilian popular literary tradition known as cordel. Featuring recent Benson Collection acquisitions, the exhibition explores cordel’s evolution from traditional to contemporary themes and showcases the woodcut illustration that is an iconic visual element of the genre.
This exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of the LLILAS Brazil Center, celebrated in November 2015.
Wood, Paper, String runs at the Benson Collection in the second floor gallery space through January 31.
Curated by Julianne Gilland with assistance from Teresa Wingfield and Carla Silva-Muhammad.