It will include ten colorful photolithographs of flowers by Dali along with works from American photographer Clyde Butcher’s series Visions of Dali’s Spain. These artworks and the Dali-themed plant displays inspired by them will transform Selby Gardens into an evocation of Dali’s vision.


The Dali exhibition highlights the artists’ repeated use of botanical imagery alongside a surreal display of tropical plants in Selby Gardens Tropical Conservatory and Gardens.  Photos of Dali’s beloved Catalonia by renowned nature photographer and local Sarasota County resident, Clyde Butcher, will showcase the extraordinary landscapes visible in several FlorDali pieces and in much of Dali’s art.

Michael Braga is the regional investigations editor for the Sarasota Herald Tribune.  In addition to the Herald Tribune he has published in U.S. News & World Report, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times, and other news organizations in the U.S. and South America. 
Braga shared the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Journalism in 2016 for articles about increasing incidents of injury and death in Florida’s mental hospitals.  In 2019 he and his colleagues were winners of an award from the Florida Society of News Editors for a series on racial inequities in the Florida court system. 

Michael Braga 
Pulitzer Prize-winning 
Regional Investigations Editor
Sarasota Herald Tribune

His presentation will focus on his latest work involving investigations into Florida's child welfare system.

Saturday, February 22.  Meet 9:30 AM. Free parking.

Lunch and refreshments are available at the Selby House Café by Michael’s on East, located in the Gardens.

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Join us in a very special, docent-led, fourth annual exhibition in the Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series at  Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to feature ---Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind  

Welcome to the Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee

Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind Selby Gardens.

February 13, Thursday Luncheon. Michael's on East. 11:30 social begins. RSVP by Thurs. Feb. 6, 2020

Please plan approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours for the docent-led walking tour and some additional time to enjoy the Gardens at your leisure.  No further discounts, coupons or Selby Gardens Guest Passes may be used.  Selby Gardens’ members must also pay admission due to the special nature of this tour.  

Members’ guest privileges are also not extended for group tours.  Please note that in addition to the greenhouse exhibits, this is an outdoor walking tour.  Wheelchairs are available for use without charge on a first-come basis. Many benches are scattered throughout the Gardens for rest and contemplation.