The IMAG History & Science Center announces an exciting, new photography exhibit at the museum called “Cuba: The Natural Beauty” by Clyde Butcher, award-winning photographer, conservationist, and humanitarian. The exhibit runs from Friday, March 6 to Sunday, May 31, 2020. Declared “The Year of the Mountains” in 2002, Butcher was invited to photograph the mountains of Cuba for the United Nations Conference for the Sustainable Habitat of the Mountain.
Emmy Award winning filmmaker Ken Burns said, “Like the work of Ansel Adams, Clyde Butcher’s remarkable photographs give us an access to nature we rarely see or experience.” In this exhibit, Butcher’s photographic expeditions of Cuba take us atop mountain ranges to tropical plains and plantations; through dense forests to magnificent waterfalls and unspoiled beaches; over foothills to savannahs, salt creeks, and secluded lagoons; and other diverse environments to experience the natural beauty, boldness, and splendor of Cuba.
“Clyde Butcher’s stunning black and white images capture the imagination in us while creating a heightened sense of wonder and peaceful tranquility.” said Matt Johnson, Executive Director for the IMAG History & Science Center. “We are excited to present the photography of Clyde Butcher at the IMAG especially since we currently feature a documentary film about Cuba and since we are planning our annual Signature Event with a Cuban theme.” This year, the IMAG is presenting “An Evening in Old Havana” as its event on Friday, March 27, 2020. In addition, the IMAG presents, twice daily, the BBC documentary, “Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean” taking audiences on a thrilling journey of spectacular beauty through breathtaking island landscapes, pristine ecosystems, and more.
Clyde Butcher’s “Cuba: The Natural Beauty” exhibit and BBC’s “Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean” film are two wonderful reasons to visit the history and science center in addition to its many other attractions, activities, displays, aquariums, and interactive exhibits. Located at 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers, the IMAG is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday from 12 PM to 5 PM, and closed Monday.
About the IMAG History & Science Center
The IMAG (pronounced mag) History & Science Center is a family-friendly destination featuring interactive exhibits, aquariums, activities, and history displays for all ages including a 3D theater; an interactive, augmented reality sandbox; a virtual reality experience; and more. The IMAG mission is to use the lenses of history and science to help people understand and explore the rich culture and habitat of Southwest Florida through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM education) and its history and arts. A visit to the IMAG History & Science Center nurtures curiosity, innovation, discovery, and fun which is why we say, “Discover Your Fun… at the IMAG!”
About Clyde Butcher
Recognized as one of the foremost landscape photographers in America, Clyde Butcher has been described as the next Ansel Adams by Popular Photography magazine. Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1942, Butcher graduated California Polytechnic State University with a degree in architecture. In 1970, however, he began his photography career after being inspired by an Ansel Adams exhibit at Yosemite National Park. Since then, Butcher has been bringing the beauty of landscapes to life in black and white for 50 years. And although he will always be identified with his dramatic photographs of the Florida Everglades, Clyde Butcher is dedicated to capturing other precious environments throughout the world.