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Selby Gardens sets goals for diversity and inclusion

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The organization released a statement developed by Selby Gardens’ Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. The organization says this statement will guide the effort to ensure that all in the community – regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or financial status – feel welcome.

In the spring of 2021 and in partnership with the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition, Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus will host an exhibit of the Florida Highwaymen landscape artists highlighting the work of African American painters in the mid-20th century. Selby Gardens’ exhibition is curated by an African American museum professional.

The 45th Anniversary Orchid Show: Women Breaking the Glasshouse Ceiling builds on Marie Selby’s legacy and highlights the women who contributed to Selby Gardens’ amassing the world’s best scientifically-documented collection of orchids.

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