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Downtown Sarasota Campus

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Downtown Sarasota Campus
1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA

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Date

May 18 2022

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith: Flowers, Poetry, and Light

Selby Gardens spotlights the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century, together with the words of legendary singer-songwriter, author, and poet Patti Smith. Marking the sixth edition of the annual Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series, which explores the work of major artists through the lens of their connection to nature, Flowers, Poetry, and Light puts a selection of Mapplethorpe’s photographs of orchids, hyacinths, and irises and excerpts of Smith’s poems and lyrics on flowers and nature in dialogue with new horticultural installations inspired by the two artists’ work.