Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), June 8 – September 29, 2019

“The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) presents Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, celebrating influential Brazilian modernist artist, landscape architect, and plant explorer and conservationist Roberto Burle Marx. NYBG’s largest botanical exhibition ever, it is also the first to combine a horticultural tribute to Burle Marx’s design work, featuring lush gardens, with a curated gallery of his vibrant paintings, drawings, and textiles, revealing deep connections between his artistic practice and his commitment to environmental conservation. Engaging public programming showcases the sights and sounds of Brazil and its lively contributions to music and dance evoking Rio de Janeiro, the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (‘Wonderful City’) that Roberto Burle Marx called home and inspired his life and work.

Burle Marx (1909–94) was a principal figure in the modernist art and garden movement in Latin America during the second half of the 20th century. His powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio.” — NYBG

Photographs by Corrado Serra.