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Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline

Cruisin’ The Fossil Coastline at the MTCVC

From January through September 13th, 2020 you can see a special selection of artwork by Ray Troll at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. The special show is a tempting sample of an exhibit that opened January 18 at the University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN), featuring paintings by Ray Troll and sculptures by Gary Stabb as part of the traveling exhibition “Crusin’ the Fossil Coastline.”

The art and fossil exhibition is based on the book by the same name and is organized by the Anchorage Museum with support from Lynden, Inc. The installation includes fossils from the Earth Science Collection at UAMN, full-size prehistoric animals modeled by Gary Stabb, and more than two dozen original paintings by Ray Troll!

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Alaskan artist Ray Troll and paleontologist Kirk Johnson, Director of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, logged more than 10,000 miles and traveled 250 days along the western North American coastline in search of fossils.

Learn about their Alaska fossil adventures and the remarkable stories that fossils reveal by visiting the show!  Parking and admission at the Morris Thompson Center is always free, and the museum offers a special rate for visitors to this exhibit. UAMN also welcomes visitors to a Fossils Family Day on February 22 from Noon to 4PM. Fossils Family Day is free for kids 14 and under. Parking is free on weekends. More at www.uaf.edu/museum.

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