The New York Botanical Garden’s new summer exhibition, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, celebrates the influential Brazilian Modernist landscape architect, plant explorer, conservationist, and artist Roberto Burle Marx. On display through September 29, the exhibition, which features lush gardens, is also the first to combine a horticultural tribute to Burle Marx’s design work with a gallery of his paintings, drawings, and textiles, all of which reveal the connections between his artistic practice and commitment to environmental conservation. It is the garden’s largest botanical exhibition ever, in terms of scope, plantings, and square footage. Burle Marx (1909–94) was a principal figure in the Modernist art and landscape architecture movement in Latin America during the second half of the 20th century. His vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, his adopted home.
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