Sofía Ímber passed away at the age of 92 years olds
She founded the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas in 1973, one of the most important in Latin America, which she directed until 2001. She received numerous international awards and was highly respected in the cultural scene.
The journalist Sofia Ímber, one of the greatest promoters of art in Venezuela and founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, died on Monday at the age of 92, local media reported and confirmed her environment.
"With the soul in pieces I communicate this news: Sofia Imber just died," said Diego Arroyo Gil, car of the book "Mrs. Imber", the newspaper El Nacional. He was born in Moldova in 1924 and arrived with his family in Venezuela in 1930. She worked as a journalist on television, radio and collaborated with different graphic media in the country such as El Universal, El Nacional, Últimas Noticias and Diario 2001.
In 1973 she founded with her husband Carlos Rangel the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas (MACCSI), becoming one of the most important promoters of Venezuelan art. In 1990 his efforts were rewarded when the museum, which has more than 2000 works by Picasso, Miró and Kandinsky, among others, received his name.
Ímber led the MACCSI, one of the most important cultural institutions in Latin America, from its creation until 2001, when President Hugo Chávez dismissed her claiming to "renew" the leadership, which was "kidnapped by an elite", reported The ABC newspaper. The incident occurred shortly after Imber signed a letter rejecting the "anti-Semitic allusions" of the caudillo.