Latin American Forum: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx


Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:30 pm
Lecture Hall. The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
1 East 78 Street, New York, NY 10075.
Reception to follow


The Latin American Forum is pleased to present The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. This panel, inspired by The New York Botanical Garden’s major exhibition, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, on view through September 29 discusses and celebrates the multifaceted art of Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994). Burle Marx was a master garden-architect, painter, sculptor, designer, musician and was directly involved with virtually every avant-garde movement in Brazilian modernism in the mid-twentieth century. Panelists will discuss various facets of his work as well as international connections with other parts of Latin America and beyond. 

Panelists: Joanna L. Groarke: Director of Public Engagement and Library Exhibitions Curator. Cristóbal Jácome-Moreno: Research Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Isabela Ono: Executive Director, Roberto Burle Marx Institute, Rio de Janiero. Edward J. Sullivan: Deputy Director and Helen Gould Shepard Professor of the History of Art, The Institute of Fine Arts 

Organized by The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), and The New York Botanical Garden.

Please note that seating is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. There will be a simulcast in the adjacent room to accommodate overflow. Late comers are not guaranteed admittance.

The Latin American Forum was created by ISLAA and the Institute of Fine Arts NYU in 2012 as an initiative to foster dialogue and discussion around matters concerning modern and contemporary art from Latin American and the Caribbean. Through talks, interviews, and conversations with artists, curators, and scholars this space promotes the advanced understanding 20th and 21st century art in the Americas. This series is coordinated by Prof. Edward J. Sullivan. Each year two graduate students from the Institute of Fine Arts NYU are selected to work along Prof. Sullivan to actively run the program providing them the opportunity to acquire practical management and decision-making skills on top of their graduated students. It is held regularly throughout the academic year at the Institute of Fine Arts NYU. For more information please check: IFA NYU Latin American Forum and IFA Latin America .

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