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October 01, 2010 - Clyde Butcher’s photography exhibit Wilderness Visions of America kicks off @ Museum of Discovery & Science sponsored by American Express

Where: Museum of Discovery & Science

When: October 1, 2010

Host(s): Clyde Butcher

Sponsors: American Express

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-Southflorida

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Clyde Butcher’s photography exhibit Wilderness Visions of America, generously sponsored by American Express kickoff  
October 1, 2010 at Museum of Discovery and Science
A VIP kickoff event took place, Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Museum of Discovery & Science.  Guest were served great food provided by Pier 66, as they walked through the exhibit of the amazing photography of Clyde Butcher.  A special presentation in the IMAX theatre by Clyde Butcher took guests through history of many of his famous photos.
From October 2, 2010 through January 9, 2011, South Florida families are invited to experience the magnificent world of Clyde Butcher when Wilderness Visions of America, sponsored locally by American Express, opens at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Clyde Butcher, a nationally recognized conservationist, uses his breathtaking photography to help preserve natural environments throughout the nation. This exhibit features a collection of immense, and shockingly beautiful, black-and-white views of American landscapes. During opening weekend, guests will have the opportunity to meet Clyde Butcher and learn about his beautiful and delicate world of photographing nature.
Wilderness Visions of America majestically captures the natural landscape from some of the most well known, national parks in America. The impeccable collection of large silver-gelatin prints will make visitors feel as if they have traveled across the nation and landed in the middle of pristine landscapes. See these huge luminous black and whites and you’ll understand why many have compared Clyde Butcher to Ansel Adams.
Butcher has been the recipient of many awards during his more than 40-year career, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Conservation Award, which is given to a photographer who shows excellence in photography and has contributed to the public awareness of the environment. He also has been honored by the state of Florida with the highest award that can be given a private citizen: the Artist Hall of Fame Award.
Photography Contest - October 2 – October 17, 2010
After visiting Clyde Butcher’s photography exhibit, Wilderness Visions of America, try to snap a few photos of your own by focusing on South Florida’s beautiful, natural environment. Load your best pictures on the Museum’s facebook page for a chance to win an autographed copy of Clyde Butcher’s book, Florida Landscape, and four IMAX passes. Photos must be submitted to the Museum’s facebook page by October 17, 2010. Do not include people in the photos. One winner will be chosen by the Museum’s Life Science team and will be announced on facebook.
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Broward Health, Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. General Admission prices are $16 for adults; $15 for seniors; $12 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one 45-minute IMAXÒ film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at

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