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Ancient Wyoming with Kirk Johnson

June 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The former chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Kirk Johnson, returns to share his newest book that brings another ancient world to life. Johnson, now Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and Jan Vriesen, world-renowned painter and muralist, joined forces to create Ancient Wyoming. Ever wondered what the ground below you was like millions of years ago? Merging paleontology, geology, and artistry, Ancient Wyoming breathes life into scenes of Wyoming’s changing landscape of vast oceans, lush rainforests, and mountain prairies and provides fascinating details on the flora and fauna of the past 300 million years. Johnson and Vriesen also collaborated on the Ancient Denvers mural project and book. Following the program, join us for a reception and see two of the original Ancient Wyoming murals, pulled especially from the DMNS collections for this event.

Tickets: $12 member, $15 nonmember

More info and tickets: http://www.dmns.org/learn/adults/after-hours/ancient-wyoming-with-kirk-johnson/


June 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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