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The Tree of Life 

August 22 - December 10, 2017

The Tree of Life will address the importance of biodiversity and the interrelation of all species on Earth. The exhibition explores these themes through a selection of prints and photographs depicting Florida species, as well as a touch table with interactive and video elements. Spanning the 18th century to the present, the works on view will include engravings by John James Audubon, Mark Catesby and Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and photographs by Robert Fichter, Bea Nettles and Jerry Uelsmann.

The Tree of Life is curated by Professors Doug and Pam Soltis, faculty in the Florida Museum of Natural History, with assistance from Dr. Matt Gitzendanner of the University of Florida’s Department of Biology and Annika Smith, doctoral student in Biology. The exhibition is made possible by The Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Endowment for Focus Exhibitions at the Harn Museum of Art.



Image Credits (left to right): 
Jerry Uelsmann, Flamingos Visit Yosemite, 1985, Gelatin silver print, image: 15 11/16 x 19 1/2 in. (39.8 x 49.5 cm), Gift of Melvin and Lorna Rubin
Mark Catesby, 34 (vol 2) Sea Hermit Crab, 1731 (1771), Ink on paper, print: 17 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (45.1 x 31.8 cm), Museum purchase, funds provided by John and Heidi Niblack
Mark Catesby, 85 (vol 2) Paw Paw, Ink on paper, print: 20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.6 cm), Museum purchase, funds provided by Peter DeSorcy