About the Book
This companion catalogue to the Spencer’s spring 2009 exhibition Trees & Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture is the Museum’s first full-length electronic book. The publication includes contributions from SMA Director Saralyn Reece Hardy, SMA Senior Curator and Curator of Prints & Drawings Stephen Goddard, and Biodiversity Institute Director Leonard Krishtalka. A full checklist is also included, with images of the exhibitions prints, drawings, books, and photographs, which were drawn from University of Kansas and area collections. Trees & Other Ramifications explores both works of art that were inspired by trees and images from the arts and sciences in which trees have served as a metaphor for real and imagined branching systems—for example, works about family trees, the tree of knowledge, and Darwin's evolutionary tree of life.