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Exploração – Spring Lecture Series

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Events are cancelled until further notice. Please stay connected as we will be posting updates on rescheduling of events and classes through social media, email, and our website!

Tucson Botanical Gardens is hosting a Lecture Series featuring topics on the Brazilian ecosystem, modernist landscape design, and the modernist art movement. These lectures are designed to compliment Beautiful Marvelous! our Roberto Burle Marx exhibit.

Lectures will be held under the SAHBA Pavilion on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm and feature local experts.

March 12: The Modernist Gardens of Roberto Burle Marx with Dr. Lauri Johnson, Director of the UA School of Landscape Architecture & Planning 

March 26: Roberto Burle Marx – Modernist Landscape Architecture and Its Connection to the Natural World with Jason Isenberg, Owner/Principal Landscape Designer at REALM Environments

April 2: UArizona Science Café, The Biosphere 2 Rainforest, a Magnifying Glass for Ecosystem Responses to Environmental Changes, with Dr. Joost van Haren, Assistant Research Professor, Biosphere 2

April 9: Brazilian Poetry with Dr. Katia de Costa Bezerra, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, UA Colleges of Letters, Arts & Science.

May 7: UArizona Science Café, The Ecology of Water Harvesting with Dr. Vanessa Buzzard, Senior Research Specialist, School of Natural Resources & the Environment.

May 14: Brazilian Art in the Twentieth Century with Kristopher Driggers, Assistant Curator of Latin American Art, Tucson Museum of Art

Things to know:

  • Regular admission rates apply, members are free
  • Café Botanica is open Thursdays 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm for dinner. Reservations encouraged.
    (520) 326-9686 x *37



March 12 @ 6:00 pm
May 15 @ 7:00 pm