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Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney


Reality: Dinosaurs inhabited the Earth. Fantasy: Humans co-existed with them.

Ever wonder what happens when fantasy meets reality? Dinotopia! It’s an extraordinary island where humans and dinosaurs live in harmony across a divine landscape. It’s a gorgeous place apart from time that parents and children can now see come to life.

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney is a new exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum, showcasing more than 60 paintings plus interactive workshops, poster designing and more. From February 6 – May 16, 2010, beginning with Family Day, Gurney is on hand for a lecture and book signing.
The exhibit comes from the best-selling novel Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, as well as Gurney’s other successful novels, Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995) and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007). Loved around the world, the books have also inspired a TV miniseries.

“The thing I love about dinosaurs is that they are on that balance point between fantasy and reality,” Gurney has said. “It might be hard to believe that mermaids and dragons really existed, but we know that dinosaurs did – we can see their footprints and skeletons – but we can’t photograph them or see them, except in our imagination.”

Throughout the exhibit’s run, families are encouraged to pick up a free Dinotopia Journey Guide at the Delaware Art Museum’s Front Desk.
For more information, visit www.delart.org or call 302-571-9590.