Outside and in the Conservatory at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, horticulturalists have created Roy Lichtenstein-style vignettes and displays that pay homage to the gardens and works of Impressionist Claude Monet: a Japanese bridge spanning the koi pond, colorful water lilies in those Pop primary colors, plants mimicking Ben-Day dots and weeping willows, a two-dimensional approach to Monet's house, and haystacks that change from one artist's look to the other's depending on where you view them. Inside the Museum of Botany and the Arts, you will see both personal photos and studio shots related to Lichtenstein, images of Monet and his original gardens, and large-screen prints of Lichtenstein's Water Lilies with Reflections series and his Haystacks series.
It's all part of the gardens' latest installment of its immersive Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series, which explores the connection of nature and flowers to major artists in some unexpected ways. Admission is included in the gardens' admission price ($25 for adults, $15 for children 4-17, free for members), and the show opens Saturday, Feb. 13, to run through June 27. Learn more at selby.org.