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Butterfly House to Be Part of Dalí Exhibition at Selby Gardens

The gardens will erect a structure filled with Florida native butterflies and plants.

By Staff January 22, 2020

As part of its campus-wide transformation during the Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind exhibition taking place Feb. 9-June 28, 2020, Selby Gardens will erect a butterfly house filled with Florida native butterflies and plants. In the butterfly house, garden guests will be surrounded by colorful butterflies and their favorite flowers while they learn about the butterfly life cycle. Butterflies were one of Dalí’s favorite symbols. The winged creatures exist in nature in an enormous variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns and often serve as representation of change, metamorphosis, endurance and hope. Selby Gardens will also present Dalí-themed lectures, performances, family programs, special tours, school curricula, and additional programs that complement the exhibition. The exhibit is the fourth installment of the Jean and Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series at Selby Gardens and is curated by Dr. Carol Ockman, Ph.D, Robert Sterling Clark professor of art emerita at Williams College. 

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