April 22UP CLOSE UP CLOSE: BIG BOTANY AND A LOOK AT LICHEN
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT, 317, SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, KEMPER FAMILY FOUNDATIONS BALCONY, 408, SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, H.W. (BILL) AND MARYNELL D. REECE MEMORIAL PLAZA
Celebrate Earth Day with an exploration of the exhibition Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World and an excursion into the surrounding landscape led by Curator Stephen Goddard, artist Sarah Hearn, and Collection Manager of KU’s McGregor Herbarium Caleb Morse. From 2:00-2:45pm, Goddard discusses the research behind the exhibition and how artists reveal humankind’s historic, contemporary, and future relationships with plants. From 2:45-4:00pm, Hearn and Morse discuss different types of lichen, share specimens collected near and far, and invite an even closer look through microscopes and, weather permitting, along a brief lichen walk through Marvin Grove.