The Spirit of Roberto Burle Marx Design at the Jewish Museum Shop

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A 20th century renaissance man, Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s creative output was not only limited to landscape architecture but also included painting, sculpture, and designs for textiles, jewelry, theater sets and costumes, ceramics, and stained-glass. His reputation as an abstract modernist was defined by his major projects which blended the geometric and biomorphic forms he became known […]

The Fictional Portrait: An Investigation into Two Mysterious Paintings

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  Masterpieces & Curiosities is a series of essay-style exhibitions organized around single works from the Jewish Museum’s permanent collection. Each exhibition examines and rethinks the piece on view by surrounding it with other artworks, objects, documents, and source materials. The latest iteration of the series, The Fictional Portrait, explores the provenance of two colonial […]