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Art and science unite to show the biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico and the effects of oil spills. This interactive art installation invites viewers to explore the series of steamer trunks of specimens, paintings, photos and sculptures with local biologists and the artist Sean Miller.

Each trunk addresses an aspect of regional biodiversity, including invertebrates, reptilDrifting_Cabinets1es, mammals, algae and more. The Drifting Cabinets displays are refurbished with custom lighting and retrofitted with inlaid wood recycled from regional architecture as well as trees lost during hurricane activity throughout the Gulf.

While the event activities are free, there is an admission charge for the Permian Monsters and Butterfly Rainforest exhibits.

The display features videos by Chip Lord, Kristin Lucas, and Leah Floyd and Cristina Molina, art by Bethany Taylor and live music by Dan Stepp. Participating scientists include Suzanne Fredericq, Joseph Ryan, Lisa Anne Taylor and Chase Pirtle.

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Name: Chelsea Collison, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2062

Email: ccollison@flmnh.ufl.edu

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Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit

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