Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dinotopia art museum exhibition opens today

Dinotopia has arrived at the Arkell Museum of Art in Canajoharie, New York. The exhibition of original artwork "Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" opens today at 1:00.

At 2:30, I'll be in attendance to give a family lecture on the making of Dinotopia, followed by a booksigning.

The exhibition will feature major works from Dinotopia, The World Beneath, and Journey to Chandara, along with maquettes, preliminary sketches, and plein air works that inspired the fantasy world.

To connect Dinotopia to the tradition of imaginative painting, the Arkell will also exhibit J. Georges Vibert's painting of Gulliver on the Island of Lilliput, which is featured in Imaginative Realism. I'll be visiting a local elementary school on Monday to talk dinosaurs.
More info on the lecture


Erik Bongers said...

Is that man testing if the paintings are evenly lit? That's very professional. I'm not sure if our museums do this.

Erik Bongers said...

(I mean Belgian/European)

Tom Hart said...

Congratulations James!! This is a very well-deserved honor indeed.

Deborah Paris said...

Congratulations! Lucky kids who will get to hear about dinos from you!

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to see these paintings and meet such a talented and influential artist!

Janet Oliver said...