February 18 through May 20 2006

dino1From the soothing, restorative environment of Waterfall City to the hidden wonders of Chandara, acclaimed author and illustrator James Gurney’s magical Dinotopian world comes to life in this enchanting exhibition that features 44 original oil paintings from the best-selling illustrated books Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time (1992) and Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995). The exhibition, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, includes a preview of several never-before-seen works from Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara, the much-anticipated upcoming installment in Gurney’s Dinotopia series, and presents fascinating examples of the illustrator’s creative process, such as preliminary studies, reference photos, and handmade scale-models.

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