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Through flowers, foliage and works of art, a big botanical garden show distills the genius of influential Brazilian artist and landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx.In what the New York Botanical Garden says is its largest botanical exhibition ever, "Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx" celebrates the artist, landscape architect and conservationist in a dazzling display of his garden style.Burle Marx advocated for the use and preservation of Brazil's wild plants, taking long collecting trips into the Amazon and other areas, often ahead of logging companies or road building concerns, Forrest said. He would identify and rescue plants that might otherwise have been lost, bringing them back and planting them in his own garden.The show begins with an expansive outdoor garden and then moves indoors with a display of many of the two dozen plants named after -- and in many cases discovered by -- Burle Marx.of Roberto Burle Marx" runs through Sept. 29 at New York Botanical Garden.
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