Roberto Burle Marx, the Man Who Shaped Brazil
The late Roberto Burle Marx had such a passion for plants that over 50 are named after him, but unless you're from Brazil – or Francisco Costa – the Brazilian landscape artist's name might not ring a bell. "Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist," which opens this week at the Jewish Museum, will hopefully remedy that. The exhibition showcases how he shaped cities like Rio and Brasília, and while he often went traditional with azulejo tiles, Burle Marx had a serious taste for the psychedelic, too, from the swirly sidewalks of Copacabana to his cartoonish garden atop Rio's Miniature of Education. Step through them all, here.