Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94) was literally a force of nature in Brazil. His bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo, he told us he uses commercial fertilizer for his garden.
The New York Botanical Garden has been celebrating his work all summer with a garden-wide exhibition of his lush gardens, paintings, drawings, and textiles, along with and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life’s work.
The Sítio was Burle Marx’s his living laboratory and home where he worked and entertained friends and colleagues, leading botanists, artists, poets, and cultural figures from around the world. The garden has recreated that environment to immerse yourself in all things RBM.
The weather is perfect this weekend to experience BRAZILIAN MODERN: THE LIVING ART OF ROBERTO BURLE MARX. It’s in its final two weeks, through September 29, 2019.
For tickets and more info, go here.