Mar 17, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018

Butterflies from the Philbrook Collection

Butterflies appear on many objects in the Philbrook collection—from nature studies to Native American baskets.
An important symbol across cultures, butterflies can represent beauty, transience, rebirth, and the soul. They also play a crucial role in the natural world, carrying pollen from one plant to another.

Explore the butterflies in this gallery and visit the Philbrook Gardens to find living versions of these elegant insects.