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October 16, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway , Phoenix, AZ, 85008
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Desert Botanical Garden, Community


The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to present captivating portraits of nature by celebrated artist, Laszlo Layton. This exhibition features cyanotype photographs of fascinating animals and objects that evoke charm and curiosity. The cyanotype, also known as the “blueprint”, is created with a simple chemical solution that forms a light sensitive emulsion known for its cyan-blue color. Layton hand paints each photograph, giving his subjects a vivid, lifelike enchantment.

Layton has photographed the collections of the International Wildlife Museum in Tucson, and the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. He has exhibited throughout the United States, and his work is held in both public and private collections, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the International Wildlife Museum of Tucson.

This exhibition is open from 10am – 5pm daily in the Ottosen Gallery in Dorrance Hall. Entrance is included in Garden admission.

Admission is as follows:

  • Adult: $22
  • Senior: $20 (60 years and older)
  • Student: $12 (13 – 18 and college with ID)
  • Child $10 (3 – 12)
  • Children under 3 are admitted free.

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