The Tree of Life addressed the importance of biodiversity and the interrelation of all species on Earth. The exhibition explored 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 included 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 was 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 was made possible by The Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Endowment for Focus Exhibitions at the Harn Museum of Art.