At 103, Niemeyer opens museum and cultural center.

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Oscar Niemeyer, who turned 103 last week, has a lot to celebrate. On December 15, Brazil opened the Niemeyer Foundation (shown above), located just outside Rio de Janeiro, and Spain inaugurated the Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Center located in Aviles. The Rio native, who was born in 1907, is known for creating buildings with free-flowing, sensual curves, which he finds “in the mountains of my country, in the winding course of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean and on the body of the beloved woman.”