Frevo has a new home

Paço-do-Frevo

The Paço do Frevo (Frevo Palace), a new home for frevo appreciators, opened its doors yesterday at the Praça do Arsenal in the Bairro do Recife. On opening day, the curator Bia Lessa guided a group that included political figures like Eduardo Campos, Geraldo Julio, and artists such as Ariano Suassuna, J. Michiles, Getúlio Cavalcanti, Almir Rouche, Claudionor Germano, and Silvério Pessoa, among others.

The project, which is a collaboration between the Recife gov’t and the Roberto Marinho Foundation, was imagined 6 years ago and work began in 2010 to create and renovate the space. Not only a museum, it’ll also operate as a research center and offer workshops and other events.

Visiting hours are as follows: Tuesdays, Wendesdays and Fridays it’ll be open from 9AM to 6PM; Thursdays, from 9AM to 9PM; and Saturdays and Sundays, from 12PM to 7PM. Tickets will cost R$6 and R$3 (half-priced), with free entrance for public school groups and museum employees. On Tuesdays, it’s free.

Check out February’s schedule of events here (PT).

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