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A sculpture by Maria Fernanda Cardoso titled 'Black Sun' is on display at the Casa Daros museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Local officials aiming to transform Rio de Janeiro from a sleepy cultural backwater into an art hotspot are inaugurating this week Casa Daros, a new museum that draws on one of the world's premier collections of contemporary Latin American art. Casa Daros, a 12,000-square meter (129,000-square foot) exhibition space housed in a renovated 1866 mansion, will bring to Rio some of the around 1,200 pieces acquired over the past 13 years by independently wealthy Zurich-based collector Ruth Schmidheiny. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)