Convoy Surrounded, by James Gurney. Illustration for Dinotopia: The World Beneath, Oil on board. Collection of the artist. 22" x 35" 1995 James Gurney. All rights reserved.
A fascinating exhibition of original oil paintings from The New York Times bestseller Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time (1992), Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007) by James Gurney. The fantastical art in the Dinotopia series was inspired by Gurney's childhood fascination with archaeology, dinosaurs, lost civilizations, and art. He went on to work with scientists and historians at National Geographic magazine to create images of ancient worlds; a project that inspired the conceptual framework for Dinotopia.

For fossil fans and dinosaur devotees, a variety of specimens from the Paleontology Collection of the Stamford Museum will be exhibited. The exhibition has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Waterfall City: Afternoon Light, by James Gurney. Illustration for Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara, Oil on canvas. Collection of the artist. 33' x 61' 2001 James Gurney. All rights reserved.

The artist, James Gurney.
Scales & Tales
Fridays, March 13 - May 22, 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Celebrate our newest exhibition, Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, by exploring the world of the dinosaurs' scaly cousins - lizards, snakes, and turtles. Each week we'll share one of our favorite scaly tales, have a chance to touch (and maybe even hold) a live reptile, and create a great reptile or dinosaur-themed craft. Meet at the Museum Building.

Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission

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