Pastels by Amy Gibbs and Photography by Greg Gnesios
September 22 - October 22, 2014
Art work mostly of and inspired by the Colorado Plateau region.
Fran and Terby Barnes Gallery at the Museum
"Cambrian Ocean World: Origins of Modern Animal Biodiversity"
Slideshow, Book Signing, and Opening of the Exhibit The Art and Photography of Cambrian Ocean World
October 23, 6:00pm at the Museum
John Foster, Director
Join us for an evening in the seas of Utah 500 million years ago as we learn about the strange and wonderful animals that existed in this area back then. Although many of the animals were odd, they actually were related to many of the major animal groups that are around today, and during a slideshow lecture we will see how they relate to Earth's modern biota. We will also premier the exhibit The Art and Photography of Cambrian Ocean World, which includes original paintings, featured in the book Cambrian Ocean World, reconstructing the paleoenvironments of the time. Also in the exhibit will be photos from the book showing a number of the fossils that indicate the presence of these important animals in rocks of western North America, including Utah.
Ancient Chocolate Found In Southeastern Utah
October 30, 6:00pm at the
Moab Information Center
Glenna Nielsen-Grimm, Natural History Museum of Utah
Recently, the finding of theobromine, biomarker for Theobroma cacao, was reported from ceramics found at Alkali Ridge in southeastern Utah. Earlier finding of theobromine was discovered in ceramic vessels from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Archaeologists suggest that the cacao was brought into the area as a journey food and used as a drink. Join us in a stunning examination of the evidence of chocolate in local ceramics of Prehistoric peoples residing in southeastern Utah.