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WSJ Article on the New Carnegie Museum Exhibit and Mural



Great article/critique in the Wall Street Journal the other day on the
Carnegie Museum's new dinosaur exhibit, as well as Walters and Kissinger's
new mural. ( "a brilliantly realized artist's fantasy of Jurassic life")
"Old Fossils, New Exhibition"
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120035619857289841.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Julia Klein's article gives a decent overview of the Carnegie's beginnings
and "... at a cost of $36 million, the museum has unveiled a much
anticipated new exhibition, "Dinosaurs in Their Time," with the aim of
contextualizing and updating its dinosaur displays. The exhibition involved
a major construction project and the remounting of the Carnegie's dinosaurs.
It is chronologically organized, running from 230 million years ago, the
middle of the Triassic Period, to 66 million years ago, the end of the
Cretaceous, when dinosaurs became extinct."

Though she did like the exhibit, including Phil Fraley's work, she panned
the lack of visitor interaction and lack of sufficient explanatory text in
some parts of the gallery and too much text in others.
- Patti

Patti Kane-Vanni
pkv1@erols.com or paleopatti@hotmail.com
http://groups.msn.com/DinosaurandFossilDigs

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great." - Mark Twain