Marianne Smith Memorial Lecture: James Gurney

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Tuesday October 9

6:30 PM  –  9:00 PM

Marianne Smith Memorial Lecture by paleoartist and author James Gurney. Light refreshments precede the lecture, which begins at 7:00 PM. A book signing will occur after the lecture.

“How I Paint Dinosaurs: Art, Science, and Imagination”

In this digital slide presentation James Gurney will share the practical methods that he uses to translate a scientist's understanding of an extinct creature into a realistic painting. The process includes research, thumbnail sketches, maquettes, photo references, and plein-air studies. He will also chronicle the creative development that led to the fantasy universe of Dinotopia, where humans and dinosaurs live in peaceful interdependence, and how scientists and librarians contributed their expertise to that project, too.

After the lecture, James Gurney will be available for a book signing.

Members and students with ID, free; non-members $15. The Museum is open at 6:20 pm. Reservations required.

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Contact Kate Dzikiewicz at (203) 413-6747, or with questions.