Arts news highlights: “Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx” at NYBG; “Leonardo Drew” at Galerie Lelong; “City in the Grass” at Madison Square Park; “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986” at MAD; “Mundos Alternos: Art & Science Fiction in the Americas” at Queens Museum; “What the Constitution Means to Me” at The Helen Hayes Theater.

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> GOOD EVENING.

I AM CHRISTINA HOWE WITH TONIGHT'S NYC ARTS NEWS.

WE ARE AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN IN THE BRONX.

A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS, THE BOTANICAL GARDEN IS ALSO A LIVING MUSEUM.

I AM IN THE ENID AHAB CONSERVATORY.

THE LARGEST VICTORIAN GLASS HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY.

RECENTLY TRANSFORMED INTO A TROPICAL RAIN FOREST.

BRAZILIAN MODERN, THE LIVING ART OF ROBERTA BURLEY MARX, IS AN EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE INFLUENTIAL MODERNIST ARTIST.

LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECT AND CONSERVATIONIST.

HE WAS A FORCE OF NATURE AND BRAZIL.

KNOWN FOR THE JOYFUL EXPRESSIVENESS OF HIS DESIGN.

AND HIS PASSIONATE COMMITMENT TO CONSERVATION.

IN THIS EXPLORER'S GARDEN, YOU CAN SEE THE AMAZING DIVERSITY OF THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST.

THESE INCLUDE NATIVE PLANTS BURLEY MARX FAVORED IN HIS DESIGNS, AND FOUGHT TO PROTECT.

THE ART GALLERY FEATURES ABSTRACT VIBRANTLY COLORED PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY BURLEY MARX.

AS WELL AS HIS TEXTILES.

ALL INSPIRED BY THE CULTURE AND NATURE OF BRAZIL.

HE TRANSLATED THESE ABSTRACT DESIGNS INTO BOLD LANDSCAPES.

IN THE ROTUNDA, EXPLORE --. THE ARTISTS ESTATE.

PURCHASED IN 1949 WHERE HE LIVED AND WORKED FOR DECADES.

BRAZILIAN MODERN, THE LIVING ART ROBERTO BURRELL MARKS IS IN THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29.

> BACK IN MANHATTAN, MADISON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY PRESENTS THE FIRST MAJOR OUTDOOR PUBLIC ARTWORK BY BROOKLYN-BASED SCULPTOR, LEONARDO DREW.

DRUZE CITY IN THE GRASS PRESENTS NEW YORKERS WITH THE NEW VERSION OF THEIR VERY FAMILIAR URBAN LANDSCAPE.

> CITY IN THE GRASS INCLUDES WOULD RELEASE THAT SUGGESTS THE SUB DIVERSE URBAN TERRAIN.

TEXTURE TOWERS THAT REFLECT THE SURROUNDING CITYSCAPE.

INCLUDING THE ICONIC EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.

AND A COLORFUL PATTERNED CARPET MADE OUT OF COLORED SAND.

THE PUBLIC SCULPTURE TAKES DRUZE WORK OUT OF THE GALLERY SPACE.

HIS SIGNATURE TECHNIQUES OF DISTRESSING RAW MATERIALS AND ORGANIZING THEM INTO EXPRESSIVE GROUPS, WILL ALLOW NEW YORKERS TO PLAY IN THIS CREATED CITY AS IT CHANGES OVER THE SEASONS.

ALSO ON VIEW AT GALLERY LELONG IS DRUZE FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION.

IT ALSO REPRESENTS A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE ARTIST.

WITH AN INSTALLATION THAT EXPLODES OFF THE WALL IN A BURST OF ENERGETIC COLORS AND MATERIALS.

EMERGING IN THE 1970S, PUNK WAS ALLOWED, FAST-MOVING AND AGGRESSIVE FORM OF ROCK 'N ROLL.

HARD EDGED AND STRIPPED DOWN, THE MUSIC OFTEN CAME WITH THE POLITICAL ATTITUDE.

REJECTING ESTABLISHMENT VIEWS AND EVEN PROMOTING ANARCHY.

THE INFLUENCE OF PUNK MUSIC IS STILL FELT TODAY.

BUT THE MOVEMENT ALSO GAVE BIRTH TO UNIQUE VISUAL STYLES THAT INFORM MODERN FASHION AND CULTURE.

> TOO FAST TO LIVE, TOO YOUNG TO DIE.

PUNK GRAPHICS.

1976 TO 1986.

THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN FEATURES MORE THAN 400 OF PUNKS MOST MEMORABLE GRAPHICS.

IT INCLUDES FLYERS AND POSTERS, ALBUM COVERS AND PROMOTIONS, AND OTHER EPHEMERA FROM THE PUNK AND POSTPUNK MOVEMENTS.

FROM THE SEX PISTOLS TO NEW ORDER.

THE EXHIBITION EXAMINES A VARIETY OF VISUAL DESIGNS.

RANGING FROM THE BLACK-AND- WHITE MINIMALISM OF DIY Z, FROM THE EXUBERANT COLOR PALLETS OF NEW WAVE GRAPHICS.

ORIGINATING IN MICHIGAN'S CRANBROOK ART MUSEUM, THE MAD EXPEDITION INCLUDES THE SELECTIONS FROM NEW YORK CITY'S PUNK SCENE.

HIGHLIGHTING EAST VILLAGE VENUES, CBG BE AS WELL AS ARTISTS FROM BLONDIE TO THE RAMON'S.

TAKE A TRIP OUT OF THIS WORLD AT THE QUEENS MUSEUM.

MUNDO -- ART AND SCIENCE FICTION IN THE AMERICAS, FEATURES ALTERNATE WORLDS CREATED BY ARTISTS FROM ACROSS LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN.

AS WELL AS LATIN EX-ARTISTS CLOSER TO HOME.

THE EXHIBITION INCLUDES MORE THAN 50 WORKS.

MOST CREATED SINCE 2000.

WHERE ARTIST'S EMPLOY THE IMAGERY OF SCIENCE FICTION TO EXPLORE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF HISTORY.

WORKS INCLUDE INDIGENOUS TEXTILES WOVEN WITH CORDED CODES AND METABOLISM WITH CIRCUIT BOARDS.

A SPACESHIP OF REFLECTIVE SERVICES BY BEATRICE CORTEZ.

AND, AN UNFOLDING ALIEN FORMED BY CHICO McMURTRY AND BROOKLYN- BASED COLLECTIVE, AMORPHOUS ROBOT WORKS.

HERE, WORKS OF ART HIGHLIGHT THE COLONIZATION OF STRANGE NEW WORLDS, AND THE ALIENATING EXPERIENCES OF IMMIGRANTS.

ARTISTS USE TECHNOLOGY TO ADDRESS URGENT ISSUES OF NATIONHOOD, CITIZENSHIP, AND BORDERS IN PLAYFUL BUT POWERFUL WAYS.

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY BY GETTING TO KNOW ONE OF AMERICA'S FOUNDING DOCUMENTS BETTER.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME HAS BEEN CALLED THE BEST AND MOST IMPORTANT NEW PLAY OF THE SEASON BY THE NEW YORK TIMES.

THE AWARD-WINNING PLAY REMINDS US OF THE RIGHTS GUARANTEED BY THIS DOCUMENT, AND OUR CORE BELIEFS ABOUT WHAT THIS COUNTRY STANDS FOR.

> HEIDI SCHRECK CHANNELS THE 15-YEAR-OLD VERSION OF HERSELF THAT ONE CONSTITUTION DEBATE COMPETITIONS ACROSS THE U.S.

AND FUNDED HER COLLEGE STUDIES.

THAT SHE INCLUDES PERSONAL STORIES OF THE WOMEN IN HER OWN FAMILY, AS WELL AS OF THE DOCUMENT THAT INITIALLY LEFT WOMEN AND OTHERS OUT OF HISTORY.

-- HAVE JUST BEEN LEFT OUT OF THIS DOCUMENT FROM THE BEGINNING.

THEY WERE JUST LIKE, LIKE, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THIS WOMAN.

ALTHOUGH LARGELY A ONE-WOMAN SHOW, SCHRECK BRINGS NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND FOR THE FINAL ACT, WITH A PASSIONATE AND PATRIOTIC DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER WE SHOULD ABOLISH THE CONSTITUTION, OR KEEP IT.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, AT THE HELEN HAYES THEATER, HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 24.

WE ALL BELONG IN THE FREE --. THANK YOU.

THAT IS THE NYC ARTS NEWS.

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FROM THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN IN THE BRONX, I AM CHRISTINA HA .