September 22, 2012 – February 2, 2013 - The Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, Connecticut

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September 22, 2012 – February 2, 2013 - The Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, Connecticut

Published September 24, 2012

A brand new exhibition of artwork from James Gurney's imaginary world of Dinotopia is now on view at The Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, Connecticut. Unlike Gurney's recent exhibition, The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, which was exhibited at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida and at The Delaware Art Museum, Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination will include a special selection of the preliminary work Gurney utilized in the making of his popular and successful Dinotopia book series. This is an opportunity to see "behind the curtain," and learn how this fantasy wizard creates his beloved images. Along with Gurney's sketches, maquettes, photo reference, and plein-air studies, there will be actual dinosaur specimens on display through a loan from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. This exhibition, with 135 works, is by far, the largest and most comprehensive show of Gurney's original artwork to date.
A presentation and book signing by James Gurney will take place on October 13th. To order a hand signed copy of one of his books, with an original hand drawing by the artist, click here for Dinotopia or here for Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara.
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For more information on this and other exhibitions click here.