CCR Group

Airport in Ecuador receives exhibition of Brazilian baroque art

Friday, March 01, 2013 - 13:50
New Quito Airport is one of the highest in the world, at an altitude of 2400 meters New Quito Airport is one of the highest in the world, at an altitude of 2400 meters

To open the New Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, CCR Group and Instituto Cultural Flávio Gutierrez /Museu do Oratório presented sacred images and oratories from the period ranging from the XVII to XIX century, at the exhibition "Brazilians Oratorios – Objects of Art and Faith". Until March 17, the exhibit will show more than 115 pieces and objects belonging to Museu do Oratóro, which since 1998 is opened in Ouro Preto city, Minas Gerais state, in Brazil.

Oratories are witnesses of the development of a society and a country from the early years of Portuguese colonization. Marked by the baroque style or African influences, found in farms or urban areas, they give a charming view of the Brazilian soul and reveal the creative genius of artists marked by faith and by the exuberance of their environment.

Gathered by collector Angela Gutierrez, president of the Instituto Cultural Flávio Gutierrez, these oratories were donated to the Federal Heritage and tell part of the story of Minas Gerais state and Brazil. The history of art and architecture reveals itself in the pieces, through baroque, rococo and neoclassical influences.

Widely recognized around the world, the collection of oratories has participated in several exhibitions abroad. From the first one in Lisbon, Portugal, in March 1994, the oratories have shown Brazilian colonial art in France (two occasions), Italy, Chile, Venezuela, England, and the United States.

Camargo Corrêa Group is a shareholder among the controlling partners of CCR Group.

New airport

The New Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in Quito, was inaugurated on February 20 and has a capacity for six million passengers per year. The airport supports local destinations and international flights to and from 13 countries. It is operated by the Quiport Corporation, where CCR Group is a shareholder.