Museu Hansen Bahia

Museu Hansen Bahia information

Location
Cachoeira & São Felix , Brazil
Address
13 de Maio
Cachoeira
Telephone
+55 xx75 3425 1453
More information
www.hansenbahia.com.br
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Fri, to 2pm Sat & Sun
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Karl Heinz Hansen (1915-76) was a German artist who emigrated to Brazil in 1949. He felt such an affinity with his new home that he had his surname changed to 'Hansen Bahia'. Today, this museum displays his powerful block prints and paintings, many showing the influence of Cachoeira's wood-carving tradition. The striking building is the birthplace and former home of Brazilian heroine Ana Nery, who organized the nursing corps during the Paraguay War.