Dispatches from Himmapaanland: Dakota

Dispatches from Himmapaanland Illustration Museums

Dakota the Edmontosaurus dinomummy returns to public view in a new exhibition by the North Dakota Geological Survey’s Paleontology division, which opened just over a week ago on October 16th at the North Dakota Heritage Centre. Specifically, Dakota’s exquisitely preserved right hand and tail are currently on display. I’m sincerely honoured (and more than a …

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A screencap from a paleoart lesson plan from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Paleoartists: Bringing Dinosaurs to Life

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As I was poking around the web recently, I happened across a pretty wonderful lesson plan, Paleoartists: Bringing Dinosaurs to Life, designed by The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis, using study of paleoart as an entry into paleontology. Michael Skrepnick’s work is a key component of TCM’s Dinosphere exhibit, translating their lively fossil mounts into large-scale paintings. The first …

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