Ternium took a group of 40 students of CIEP 392 Mário de Andrade, located in Santa Cruz, to visit the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio). The company sponsors the museum, and the students’ visit is part of an alliance between the institutions.
According to Mayara Oliveira, a specialist in community relations of Ternium, this was the starting point of the alliance that seeks to widen the horizons of Santa Cruz's students. “The alliance between Ternium and MAM has existed for some years, and now we’re taking actions that directly impact the community of Santa Cruz. We have student visits in this museum environment, an exhibition with the theme of independence that we’ll take to the Palacete Princesa Isabel, and training in diverse topics for students and teachers,” said Oliveira.
During the tour, the group, formed by young students in their 3rd year of secondary, visited the collective exhibition “Compositions for insurgent times,” which collects reflections on territoriality and sustainability, besides stimulating the questioning of the relation between nature and community.
The exhibition will be available to visit until May 15th.
Fort the student Pedro Gabriel Silva, the exhibition was helpful for many students who had never met MAM or visited any museums: “It’s important for us (students) and staff of the West Zone, knowing the arts and culture environment because it’s related with our history. Visiting the museum today was great; just by seeing the structure from the outside, we were already touched by modern art.”
Maristela Boaventura, Mathematics Professor, considered the visit to be valuable to deepen a critical look of art and widen the cultural repertoire of their students: “For our community, this is a very enriching initiative, which proposes this project because we can awaken the student’s interest in knowing more about MAM and other museums of our city, providing each time more opportunities to grow culturally,” she explained.
Look how the MAM visit turned out: