Now open | Free admission

This gallery exhibition offers a glimpse into the artwork of bark beetles, 5-millimeter creatures that have the ability to colonize and kill an entire tree within a year. These elusive creatures inscribe their entire life within a tree’s bark— leaving behind a beautiful, intricate, and at times, murderous signature. Come interpret the uncovered patterns left behind by these conquering artists from exotic forests around the world.


Bark Beetle Calligraphy was created by Jiri Hulcr, an assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Forest Resources & Conservation. Photographs were taken by Hulcr, Craig Bateman, K.V. Makarov and U. Schmidt, and installation and assembly was done my Matthew Pollard.