The Catholic University of America

Detail of “Vista del Pueblo de S.n Joaquin de Omaguas Prov.a de Mainas en el Rio Marañon,” by Francisco Requena. Watercolor, 1780s.

Library Projects

Brochure for “Brazil-U.S. Intersections: 130 Years of Partnership,” produced by the Brazil Information Center.  Detail of the library's portrait of Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil (1825-1891). Oil on canvas, signed: “Vautier, 88” [?].

  • “Brazil-U.S. Intersections: 130 Years of Partnership,” an exhibition at Union Station (Washington, D.C.) on which the library collaborated with the Brazilian Embassy.
  • “Treasures of the Oliveira Lima Library,” an exhibition of rare books and artworks at the Inter-American Development Bank and at the Brazilian American Cultural Institute (Washington, D.C.)
  • “Reflections on Culture and Ideology in the Americas,” an international conference and publication in honor of the historian Richard M. Morse at the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.).
  • Loans of artworks from the library to exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon), the Fundação Bienal (São Paulo), the Galería de Arte Nacional  (Caracas), the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro), and the Pinacoteca do Estado (São Paulo).
  • The cataloging of the library’s Portuguese and Brazilian books, accomplished with the help of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Vitae Foundation, the Brazilian government, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso-American Development Foundation.
  • Reproductions of printed materials, manuscripts and artworks from the library in a wide range of books, scholarly journals and exhibition catalogs.
  • Accessioning of books and archival collections, including the correspondence of intellectuals from the United States and Brazil.


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