Flora Imaginaria: The Flower in Contemporary Photography
Running from July 16 to September 25 at the Downtown Sarasota campus, our summer exhibition, Flora Imaginaria: The Flower in Contemporary Photography, features a spectacular bouquet of flower imagery drawn from many different genres of photography, produced over the past three decades (1990–2020).
The photographs in the show highlight the beauty and diversity of flowers, which have long been appreciated aesthetically for their colors and forms, as well as for their decorative potential and symbolic power. More than 70 prints by some 50 photographers from around the globe will be featured. Their varied work is displayed both inside, in the Museum of Botany & the Arts, and outside in the Gardens, providing visitors a unique encounter with art in the context of nature. Many of the images to be seen here have never previously been featured in a major exhibition.
This exhibition has been co-organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/Paris/Lausanne.
Flora Imaginaria: The Flower in Contemporary Photography is sponsored by Isabel A. Becker.