Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx
July 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019
Immerse yourself in the lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose 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. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.
In the Children’s Adventure Garden (Weekdays 1:30–5:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–5:30 pm), learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists. Pot up a fantastic philodendron plant, design a playful sculpture inspired by the bold colors and geometric shapes used by Burle Marx, and compare plants growing in the Bronx and Brazil to understand more about plant diversity.
Features Saturday concerts with Brazil’s unique mix of indigenous, European, and African rhythms, from jazz and Tropicália to chamber music and interactive capoeira and samba, forró, and maculelê demos on select Sundays.