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The Modernist Garden

January 31, 2021 @ 8:30 am - June 7, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

The tropics of Brazil, in Tucson? 


Tucson Landscape designer, Jason Isenberg and his team at REALM will transform over 2,000 square feet of the Exhibition Garden into a modernist garden – with a southwest twist.  The temporary display garden will highlight asymmetric forms, color and definition that define the world-famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx (August 4, 1909 – June 4, 1994).




Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian landscapes architect (as well as a painter, print maker, ecologist, naturalist and musician) whose designs of city spaces and residential gardens made him known throughout the world.  He is credited with introducing modernist landscape architecture to Brazil, and influenced a movement from more formal and traditionally designed spaces, to more contemporary spaces.

(photo: KarlGercens.com)



Roberto Burle Marx was one of the earliest people to call for the conservation of Brazil’s rainforest.  More than 50 plants bear his name.


Education Building

Kyle Johnston: Expression of Color and Shape

Kyle Johnston is a self-taught artist who has lived and worked in Tucson, Arizona since 1989. He has been active in the local art community for over 25 years. Kyle works in multiple media which include collage, assemblage, and acrylic painting on canvas. Kyle is the founding member of Heart of Tucson Art, an honorary member of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona and former member of the Tucson Pima County Review Board for Public Art.

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With support from

The Stonewall Foundation

James & Estella Cole

Bayer Crop Science

Civano Nursery


January 31 @ 8:30 am
June 7, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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