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Events May 2016


Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

May 6, 2016
through September 18, 2016

Roberto Burle Marx is best known as a revolutionary Brazilian landscape artist inspired by Modernism, abstraction, and the unique plant life of Brazil’s rainforests. In his 60-year-long career he worked with Oscar Niemeyer on the landscape designs for Brasilia, created mosaics that line the pavement of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, and designed over 2,000 gardens worldwide. His work in other media, including painting, sculpture, theater design, tapestries, and jewelry, as well as his other talents and interests—singing, cooking, art collecting, fighting deforestation—is less well-known. The Jewish Museum’s upcoming exhibit Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist explores the entirety of the artist’s oeuvre, including never-before-seen designs for synagogues and other Jewish sites, giving the public a more complete picture of this “Modern” Renaissance man.

May 6 – September 18
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave
Details HERE 

Roberto Burle Marx pintando, paisagista
Top: Burle Marx painting a tablecloth in the loggia of his home; the azulejo tile walls and chandelier composed of fruit and flowers on a metal armature are his work. Photograph © Tyba. Bottom: Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983. Photograph © Leonardo Finotti


Week of May 1st