On Sunday, September 8, join ASLA-NY as we visit Brazililian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden. Our group will include ASLA members, students, and renowned Burle Marx expert Catherine Seavitt Nordenson.
We will meet at the Moshulu Entrance Ticket Window at 10am sharp!
Registration required, please submit registration form below
Parking: NYBG Main Entrance or Railroad Botanical Garden Station Parking Garage (Fees apply)
Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx
Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) is undoubtedly the preeminent modernist landscape architect of Brazil, a designer of bold landscapes and vibrant art as well as a passionate advocate of species conservation. His powerful modernist vision 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. The New York Botanical Garden has created a vast multi-part exhibition of Burle Marx’s work, including a pendant exhibition of vibrant paintings, drawings, and tapestries guest-curated by Edward Sullivan of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts; a lush outdoor garden installation, designed in the spirit of Burle Marx by his protégé Raymond Jungles, FASLA; an Explorer’s Garden of Brazilian tropical plants, many discovered by Burle Marx himself, created in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory by Francisca Coelho; and a scientific display on the rich biomes of Brazil, presenting both the conservation advocacy of Burle Marx and the longstanding research of NYBG scientists in the region. (courtesy of NYBG)
New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a botanical garden and National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx, New York City. The 250 acre site’s verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year over one million visitors visit the garden’s remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, as well as programming that ranges from exhibitions in the Haupt Conservatory to festivals on Daffodil Hill. (courtesy of NYBG)