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The Work of Influential Landscape Architect Roberto Burle Marx

Catch the exhibit in New York on Roberto Burle Marx through Sept. 18

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Roberto Burle Marx Retrospective
Roberto Burle Marx painting a tablecloth in the loggia of his home during the 1980s. (Tyba/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)

The Jewish Museum, in New York City, has a deep retrospective on Brazilian modernist Roberto Burle Marx on display through Sept. 18. A highly influential 20th-century landscape architect, Marx is best known for his work on pavement near Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, as well as his garden designs. The museum also has Marx’s paintings and sculptures; textile designs; jewelry; theater sets and costumes; ceramics; and stained-glass art on display. To plan a visit to the Jewish Museum, click here. For more on the exhibit, read The New York Timesreview. Take a look at some of Marx’s best-known designs below.

Roberto Burle Marx Retrospective
Mineral roof garden at the Banco Safra headquarters in Sao Paulo (Leonardo Finotti/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)
Roberto Burle Marx Retrospective
Victoria amazonica water lilies at Clemente Gomes’ garden of the Fazenda Vargem Grande in Areias, Brazil (Burle Marx Landscape Design Studio/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)
Roberto Burle Marx Retrospective
Gardens of the Walter Moreira Salles residence, now the Instituto Moreira Salles, with Burle Marx’s azulejo tile wall and plantings around a fountain (Cesar Barreto/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)
Roberto Burle Marx Retrospective
Biscayne Boulevard in Miami (Burle Marx Landscape Design Studio, Rio de Janeiro/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)
Roberto Burle Marx Retrospective
Avenida Atlântica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, pavement designed by Roberto Burle Marx, 1970. (© Burle Marx Landscape Design Studio, Rio de Janeiro/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)
Roberto Burle Marx Retrospective
Rooftop Garden of the Ministry of Education and Health in Rio de Janeiro (Cesar Barreto/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)