Selby Gardens to Feature Louis Comfort Tiffany in Goldstein 2023 Exhibition


Arts & Culture


Pictured: Tiffany Dragonfly lamp. Courtesy of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will present Tiffany: the pursuit of beauty in nature such as the 2023 part of his series of Jean & Alfred Goldstein exhibitions. Opened on February 12, 2023, the exhibition will showcase the creativity and innovation of American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. This is the seventh edition of Selby Gardens’ annual Goldstein exhibition, which examines the work of major artists through the lens of their connection to nature. Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was one of the most influential American artists and designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He founded Tiffany Studios and was the first design director of Tiffany & Co., the famous jewelry and silverware company founded by his father, Charles Lewis Tiffany. Tiffany was closely associated with Art Nouveau, an international style of art and design characterized by organic line and natural form. He began his career as a painter, but later turned to the decorative arts, particularly stained glass, for which he became best known. Tiffany: the pursuit of beauty in nature will be the first exhibition of its kind to be presented in a botanical garden, a particularly appropriate setting to highlight the connection between Tiffany’s work and the natural world. Famous stained glass and Tiffany lamps will inspire stunning horticultural exhibits at the famed Selby Gardens Tropical Conservatory and grounds of its 15-acre downtown Sarasota campus. Kaleidoscopic vignettes of flowers and foliage will play with light, color and material to create a truly immersive experience for visitors. Accompanying the horticultural exhibits, outstanding examples of Tiffany’s work, in various media, will be on display at the Museum of Botany and Art. Generously loaned from a private collection, this remarkable group of lamps, vases and other objects will be used to tell the story of Tiffany and her company, which revolutionized glassmaking and elevated the status of American decorative arts at home and abroad. ‘foreign. Tiffany: the pursuit of beauty in nature will be on view at the Selby Gardens downtown campus in Sarasota from February 12 through June 25, 2023. A rich schedule of educational programs and special events will be developed to complement the show.

Pictured: Tiffany Dragonfly lamp. Courtesy of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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