From Já cheiro o samádhi blog:
Museus Smithsonian organizam exposição com temática lusa
A Smithsonian Institution vai organizar, em 2007, uma exposição em Washington que reflectirá o encontro de várias culturas mundiais com as rotas das caravelas portuguesas, anunciou o conselheiro cultural da Embaixada de Portugal naquela cidade, Manuel Silva Pereira ... [read full post (in Portuguese)]
Freely translated via Babelfish:
In 2007 The Smithsonian Institution will organize an exposition in Washington that will reflect the meeting of selected world-wide cultures with the routes of the Portuguese caravelas, the cultural attaché of the Embassy of Portugal in that city, Manuel Silva Pereira, announced [on December 7, 2005] ...
"The trips by the Portuguese created a revolution in contact between the Portugese people and the kingdoms of Africa and Asia and, later, the vastness of Brazil, and was the origin of a cultural interchange without precedent that led to the creation of highly original and beautiful works of art", the cultural attaché said of the exposition.
The event, provisionally entitled "Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries", will be held in four museums of the Smithsonian between June and September of 2007, and will bring together more than 300 objects of art originating in museums spread across the continents ...
The exhibit will include objects from Portugal, Western Africa (Benin, Sierra Leone, Congo), Brazil, Indian Ocean (Persia, Gujarat, Goa, Sri Lanka), China (Macao) and Japan. The African objects will be shown in the National Museum of African Art.
- Freer and Sackler Galleries upcoming exhibits page