Roberto Burle Marx Exhibition
The Jewish Museum, New York
2016

The Roberto Burle Marx : Brazilian Modernist exhibition at the Jewish Museum explored the broad scope of Roberto Burle Marx’s work in different media and scales—from landscape architecture drawings to painting, from sculpture to tiles and mosaics, from tapestries to jewelry.
The centerpiece of the show was a 10’ by 90’ tapestry, designed by Burle Marx for the Santo Andre Civic Center in Sao Paulo, which covered the entire length of the main gallery. Given the scale and visual complexity of this piece, the main goal for our design was to provide a vast, uninterrupted space in which the viewer could maintain a constant visual connection with it. A large table, proportional to the tapestry, was introduced as the main organizing element for the exhibition, allowing for most of the work to be viewed at an angle, as if meandering through a garden.

On view May 6 - September 18, 2016.

Curated by:
Claudia J. Nahson
and Jens Hoffman;
with Rebecca Shaykin

Graphic design by:
Miko McGinty Inc.

Photos by:
David Heald


"It’s a lovely and eye-opening show."
Holland Cotter, The New York Times
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