Rio Negro Palace was the seat of government and official residence of the governor. Its original name was Palacete Scholz, built by German Waldemar Scholz, considered the "Baron of Rubber". It had the name changed to Palace Rio Negro in 1918 after authorized the purchase by the governor of the Amazon, Pedro de Alcântara Bacellar.

Built in the early twentieth century, in an eclectic style, by the Italian architect Antonio Jannuzzi (1855-1949), to be the private residence of the German rubber merchant, Waldemar Scholz, who, due to the fall in the price of rubber from 1912 onwards To the first world war had to mortgage him to Colonel Luiz da Silva Gomes, for 400 contos of reis, this seringalista and merchant, in a first phase leased the Palace for residence of the governor. And later, it was purchased by the government in 1917, (purchase authorized by law No. 892 of July 28, 1917), to become the seat of the Executive Branch and residence of the governor, permanent as a palace of dispatches until April 1995.

In 1997, the State Government, by virtue of its architectural beauty and historical value, transformed it into Centro Cultural Palácio Rio Negro, with spaces open to recitals of erudite and instrumental music, exhibitions, book launches, dance and theater. other activities.

Counting with the specialized consulting of technicians of the Cultural Center Banco do Brasil (CBBB), the Secretary of Culture drew the new format of the Rio Negro Palace, air-conditioned and suitable for all kinds of exhibitions.

Since November 2000, the Palace has served as a hub for other cultural spaces, adding around it the Museum-Library of Image and Sound of Amazonas / MISM, the Museum of Numismatics Bernardo Ramos, the Pinacoteca do Estado, the Cinema - Guarany Theater and the Cultural Reference Space of Amazonas / ERCAM, all functioning regularly and in an integrated way.

Among the various exhibitions that took place in the CCPRN, the following stand out:

• International Exhibition Memories of the Amazon, with the ethnographic collection of Alexandre
• Rodrigues Ferreira.
• London England Multimedia Exhibition (1997)
• I Amazonian Plastic Show (1998)
• Brennand-Exhibition and Drawings by Franscisco Brennand (2000)
• Opera: art and history (2000)
• Exhibition George Huebner - a photographer in Manaus (2001)
• II Salon of Humor, Comics and Animation (2001)
• Live the Brazilian Cinema and Exhibition of the History of Brazilian Cinema (2001)
• Sharaku Revisited by Contemporary Artists of Japan (2002).


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