Visions of Florida Exhibit

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Visions of Florida: The photographic Art of Clyde Butcher will be on display September 12, 2024 – March 2, 2025 at the Museum of Arts and Science.

Visions of Florida features the art of a photographer often called the “Ansel Adams of Florida”. Clyde Butcher hopes that his large-format, black-and-white photography of Florida’s natural landscapes will change the way people think of Florida. Just as Adams’ work did for California and the American West.

Discover an undisturbed paradise that is rapidly disappearing. Through the eyes of one of America’s finest landscape photographers, journey into the realm of natural Florida – a world seldom seen either by tourists or longtime residents.

America the Beautiful

INVERNESS, FL – Clyde Butcher’s America the Beautiful exhibit will be on display from August 3 – October 31, 2022, at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. Clyde’s America the Beautiful exhibit celebrates the beauty of the American landscape from the Redwood forests of California to the Everglade swamps of Florida. Clyde majestically captures the public natural lands set aside by the Federal and State governments for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. Clyde’s images of these treasured landscapes document the changing environment, capturing what is there today and encouraging us to enjoy the beauty of nature. Clyde’s images speak for countless diverse places of wilderness and respite found throughout all of America, allowing us an appreciation of our land.

Living Waters and the Florida Landscape Exhibit
Port St. Lucie

The Cultural Alliance partners with MIDFLORIDA Event CenterFlorida Humanities, and the Smithsonian to bring you a fall show by famous landscape photographer Clyde Butcher, Living Waters, and the Florida Landscape, opening on October 1 running through December 23, 2021. Clyde Butcher, a self-taught professional photographer is known for his remarkable black and white and landscape photographs. He is a longtime devoted supporter of environmental causes and donated this collection of 29 large-format photographs to the Aquatic Preserve Program. Then on October 30, the Smithsonian will be bringing in their Water/Ways exhibit, which dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, culturally, and historically.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions? Call 772-807-4488 for more information.  

Clyde’s Cuba Exhibit
Fort Myers, Florida

Clyde’s Exhibit Cuba: The Natural Beauty will be on display at IMAG History and Science Center, March 6 to December 31st, 2020. This collection documents Clyde’s journey through Cuba on three separate expeditions. Discovering the warmth and hospitality of the Cuban people, through his photography, he has helped open Cuba’s natural beauty to the world. From mountain waterfalls to lush green jungles and grassy swamps to sandy beaches, his photographs reveal the seductive beauty, subtle grandeur, and majesty of this diverse island. The expedition to Cuba took him to places not seen by visitors in over fifty years. Cuba invited Clyde, as an official photographer, and conservationists from across the Americas and the Caribbean to meet in 2002, a year declared by the United Nations as “The Year of the Mountains.” The U.N. encouraged countries across the world to hold environmental conferences about mountain conservation. Clyde saw this as an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world and wholeheartedly photographed the remarkable island. Clyde Butcher’s images of Cuba presented in this book will not simply be a melancholy record of what once was, but rather a celebration of what will always be.”  –Robert L. Bendick Jr., Director, Southeast Division, The Nature Conservancy

Juried Exhibition – Turf Wars
featuring Clyde Butcher

Turf Wars: Art Speaks for the Earth featuring “Living Waters” Clyde Butcher photography exhibit on loan from the Aquatic Preserve Society. The juried show will feature the original works of local artists and special events all month long including Action Workshops every Wednesday in November 1-3 pm. Nov. 1, 2019: 6-10pm Opening Reception, Nov. 1, 7pm: “Trashion Fashion Show”. Nov. 6: workship with Zan Lombardo. Nov. 13: Lecture and discussion on Climate Change with Dr. Terry Root, Nobel Peace Prize winner. Nov. 20: Gallery Talk with Susan Hedge. Nov. 23: 7:30 pm – 9pm Cultural night with Calusa Waterkeeper, music and storytellers. For questions, call 239-333-1933.  

Everglades Collaborative Exhibit with Clyde Butcher
Lighthouse Art Center

A small sampling of Clyde Butcher’s Florida Photographs will be on display as part of an exhibit titled “H20 Trickle Down: Photographers and Filmmakers Inspiring Stewardship from the Everglades to the Ocean”. This is a collaboration with the Lighthouse Art Center, local artists and board members from the Everglades Foundation. Other artists include Ruth Petzold (The Dolphin Research Project), Tom Fitz (National Geographic Filmmaker), Edie Widder (Ocean Research and Conservation Association), Carlton Ward (conservation photographer) and Charles Walker (an original Highwayman), as a collaborative show with the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. The Lighthouse Art Center is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, please call 561-746-3101 for more details.

Myakka River : A Florida Treasure
Bishop Museum of Science & Nature

Clyde’s exhibit Myakka River: A Florida Treasure will be on exhibit at the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in Bradenton, FL from February 7 – September 6, 2020.  The exhibit consists of 28 large-scale black and white photographs ranging in size from 22”x26” to 4’x7′. Ultra-white sand beaches and magnificent sunsets have long defined Sarasota, however, just nine miles east of I-75 you will find an environment just as alluring, exotic and primal, at the Myakka River State Park. For over twenty years, Clyde Butcher has explored the deeper regions of Myakka and spent seasons experiencing its changes and its diverse ecosystems. Designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, the tannic waters flow through bottomland swamp and freshwater marsh spilling into lakes and sinkholes. Alligators, turtles, and cottonmouths swim in the river. Herons, cranes, and limpkins strut through its shallows, feeding in the muck. In the rainy season, the river rises and floods. In the dry months, the river shrinks and wildlife once again line the banks of the Myakka River.

Salvador Dali – Gardens of the Mind
Selby Gardens, Sarasota

Mind-bending floral works by surrealist master Salvador Dalí will form the foundation of a vibrant new exhibit and garden installation at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind will be on view exclusively at Selby Gardens from February 9 through July 26, 2020. The lithographic series FlorDalí, on loan from The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, will anchor the exhibit. American photographer Clyde Butcher’s series Visions of Dalí’s Spain will also be on viewalong with artifacts and photos that put the Dalís life, work and relationship with nature into context. Additional Dalí works will be on loan from Sarasota collector Keith D. Monda. These artworks and the Dalí-themed plant displays inspired by them will transform Selby Gardens into an evocation of Dalí’s vision Clyde will be giving a lecture on Friday, March 11 12:00-1:00 pm about his adventures in Spain photographing Dali’s homeland.

America’s Everglades Exhibit
Stuart, FL

This expansive wilderness collection represents the many years Clyde spent exploring the remote regions of the Everglades, experiencing its changes. It is a diverse and complex territory which reveals its beauty in many ways. His photographs reveal wild and natural places where few humans have ventured, and the images capture remarkable solitude and wonder. The Everglades is one of the largest wetlands in the world and the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Shaped and sustained by seasonally flowing shallow water, the Everglades is home to dozens of threatened and endangered species, massive flocks of wading birds, recovering populations of alligators, crocodiles, and millions of insects. Exceptional for its diverse combination of rich plant and wildlife communities, varied habitats, and remote wilderness, the Everglades has perhaps most importantly become a beacon for conservation.  “Clyde Butcher’s remarkable photographs give us access to nature we rarely see or experience. They not only reveal the intimate and majestic beauty of the Everglades–and the need to save this fragile environment–they also remind us of the abiding kinship we mortals share when we work together to preserve these magnificent places. Butcher’s art is a national treasure.” –Ken Burns, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker


Exhibit: Clyde’s Florida
Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Powerful and haunting photographs of Florida landscapes will fill the galleries at Foosaner Art Museum starting June 8 with the opening of Clyde Butcher: Florida’s Photographer. The show, featuring 69 Butcher photos from the museum’s permanent collection, will remain up until Oct. 19. The images are from his Limited Edition Collection; scenes from Florida’s forests, swamps and estuaries which Butcher captured with his large-format camera between 1986 and 1995. Butcher’s black-and-white photographs enable him to express the details and textures that distinguish the Florida landscape. He said his hope is that by highlighting the Sunshine State’s natural beauty, undeveloped areas of the state will be preserved. The Foosaner Art Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is always free. Call 321-674-8916 for more details.