From Saur to Soar
The Synergy of Art and Science
Gary Raham • Dennis Wilson
A History as Art Exhibit
August 4 – December 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, 6 – 8 pm
Book signing with Gary Raham: Friday, August 10, 5 – 7 pm
How are science fact and science fiction related? How has the bird-dinosaur connection influenced the artistic narrative of paleontology? Explore the symbiotic nature of art and sci-fi through the paintings and sculptures of two Colorado artists whose basic principle is that good art, informed by science, can create a dialogue between scientists and museum audiences.
Gary Raham has worked as an artist and illustrator for over 40 years. With a background in biology education, Raham has written and illustrated 19 books, worked with schools on curriculum planning, and has written numerous magazine articles. Raham’s work is defined by the unification of science and art through the study of paleontology.
Dennis Wilson is one of the foremost paleontological reconstruction artists in the world. With 28 years of experience, Wilson is the owner of Pangaea Designs, a design and exhibit fabrication company in Denver, Colorado.
Dinos at a Tea Party Family Event
Friday, August 10, 6 – 8 pm
Join us for Night on the Town, as we celebrate the opening of our Saur to Soar and Design to a Tea exhibits with a Dinosaur Tea Party! Sip on tea as the kids search for dinos in our archeological “dig”. Take photos in the Dino Tea Party booth. Or enjoy one of our other family-friendly activities as you explore each exhibit.