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Historic Spanish Point Campus


Nov 11 2023 - Aug 31 2024


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Clyde Butcher: Nature Through the Lens

On view November 11, 2023 – August 31, 2024

Historic Spanish Point campus, Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Selby Gardens is delighted to present the extraordinary imagery of photographer and conservationist Clyde Butcher throughout the grounds of the Historic Spanish Point campus. Large-scale prints on aluminum of Butcher’s beautiful photographs of plants, animals, and habitats of Florida are on view amid the natural landscape of the 30-acre waterfront preserve, enabling the public to engage with the artist’s work like never before.

In the tradition of earlier landscape photographers like Ansel Adams, Butcher captures the beauty and majesty of America’s natural treasures in dramatic black and white. The unique environments of Florida have been subjects of particular interest to Butcher since the 1980s, when he was first introduced to the magic and mystery of sites such as Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park. Nature Through the Lens includes Butcher’s photographs of regional locales such as Myakka River State Park and Casey Key. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Clyde Butcher Gallery & Studio in Venice, Florida.


This exhibition is presented by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.