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Drawn to Dinosaurs

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Drawn to Dinosaurs
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hadrosaurus drawing by christopher dipiazza

Life-size drawing by Christopher DiPiazza. Created at Paleopalooza, March of 2019 and on display through March of 2020.

Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record when creating a reconstruction of a skeleton or model and what they must look to artists to interpret. The centerpiece is a full cast of the plant-eating dinosaur Hadrosaurus foulkii, discovered in 1858 in Haddonfield, NJ. The Academy created a full cast of this duck-billed dinosaur and put it on display in 1868, becoming the first place in the world where the public could go to see a dinosaur. Now it’s back.

Drawn to Dinosaurs Time Lapses

Christian Rodriguez from March 2018:

Ray Troll from March 2017:

David Zinn from March 2016:

Jason Poole from November 2014:

Jason Poole from February 2013: