The cooperative agreement between FAPESP and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is aimed at promoting the implementation of joint research projects, scientific gatherings and cultural events, as well as the exchange of knowledge, academic publications, professors, researchers and students.
In 2001, the MFAH established the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), thereby initiating a vast cultural project focused on the diverse artistic production of Latin Americans and Latinos.
With the passage of time, the rapid growth of the Latino population in the United States has become a topic of great interest. In order to give this subject the attention it merits, the ICAA has developed and prioritized a multifaceted project entitled “Recovering the Critical Sources of Latin American/Latino Art”. The project activities that are related to Brazil are coordinated by FAPESP.