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UW Art Show Draws Inspiration from Disney-Pixar’s ‘Good Dinosaur’

November 18, 2015

An art show that draws inspiration from Disney-Pixar’s new animated film “The Good Dinosaur” is scheduled Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the UW Geological Museum.

The “Formation: Where Art & Science Intersect” show promotes art inspired by Wyoming’s geology and paleontology. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided at the free public program. The event is sponsored by Albany County Tourism, the UW Geological Museum and the UW Department of Art and Art History.

The artwork explores a wide range of topics in geologic history and paleontological discoveries from across Wyoming.

“The Good Dinosaur,” which will be released Thanksgiving week, is about a dinosaur named Arlo and his human friend as they travel a harsh and scenic land. Valleys and mountains depicted in the film were inspired by the Wyoming landscape, such as the Teton Range and the Oregon Buttes in Fremont County.

Under an agreement between the Cowboy State’s Office of Tourism and Disney-Pixar, Wyoming will invest $1.2 million of its advertising budget on a media campaign promoting both the film and the state.

For more information about the art show, contact Brandon Gellis, UW Department of Art and Art History assistant professor, at (307) 766-3530 or email

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