Exhibition Update: Due to the ongoing monitoring of COVID-19, the opening of this exhibition has been delayed. We haven’t determined new exhibition dates yet, but we’ll make a big announcement once we have. Please stay tuned, #stayplanted, and thank you for your patience.
Contemporary impressionist artist Paul Arsenault has long held a fascination with gardens, which he has been painting for decades.
Exhibition dates: TBD – November 1, 2020
This new exhibition in Kapnick Hall celebrates Arsenault’s love and passion for Naples Botanical Garden and the natural world by bringing together a selection of his original artwork featuring our 170-acre tropical paradise, as well as a few other great gardens from around the world. Arsenault’s work celebrates and pays homage to the rich tradition of painting en plein air—or painting outdoors. Many of the world’s most celebrated artists such as Monet, Renoir, and van Gogh famously painted using this method to capture the fleeting effects of light on land, water, and clouds, which Arsenault does so well. A highly-collected artist and gifted storyteller, Arsenault has called Naples home since 1974. He can often be found quietly painting among the ever-changing landscapes of Naples Botanical Garden. His vibrant color palette and recognizable style capture the changing scenes and different seasons of the Garden by showcasing the diversity of its richness and abundance.
This exhibition is included with regular Garden admission.
Due to periodic events in Kapnick Hall, this exhibition is subject to availability
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor BNY Mellon