Amilcar de Castro is an important artist in the national and international scene, who died in 2002. That’s when a whole process began to organize and preserve the works of the artist's collection. In 2004, his place of work, the studio in the city of Nova Lima, was transformed into the Amilcar de Castro Institute.
A large number of paintings, left without the frames, were framed. The sculptures of steel, wood, marble and glass were organized, photographed and cataloged. The work done in paper such as engravings, drawings, sculpture projects and poems, were preserved and stored in an appropriate place. The physical location of the space has been renovated to meet new needs and a small library houses the artist's books, catalogs and handwritten texts.
Soon a garden of sculptures will be inaugurated and in the final assembly phase, large pieces will be positioned.
The Institute carries out an ongoing work with the objective of disseminating and preserving the value of the artist’s work and history.
Since it was founded, Amilcar de Castro’s works were taken to individual and collective exhibitions in galleries and institutional spaces, both national and international, contributing to the visibility of the work in various medias reaching the public, collectors, admirers of art, the artist and his history and researchers of the subject.
Opened for public visitation, for the time being by prior appointment, the Institute opens its doors to share with all those interested in seeing and feeling the strength of Amilcar's work.
Amilcar, who always believed and who, to the end, undertook a work beyond time.
Today or at any time, Amilcar de Castro will always surprise and fill our gaze and our soul with the unusual, the new, the pure art of a master who, wisely, pushed the end to an after that is far and beyond time.
Rodrigo de Castro