Located in Rio de Janeiro, the Museu Casa Do Pontal is considered to be the largest and most important Museum of folk art in Brazil. Its collection – the result of 40 years of research and travel throughout Brazil by French designer Jacques Van de Beuque.
To preserve the history, recognition and appreciation of Brazilian folk art through research, education, preservation and public exhibition of its collection of folk art, the most important and representative collection of its kind in Brazil.
Van de beuque
Born in Bavay, in Northern France in 1922, Jacques Van de Beuque was enrolled in fine arts programs in Valencienne and Lyon until the start of World War II when, like many other French men and women, he joined the French Resistance.