Denver Museum of Nature and Science


Thu April 4, 2013

Emigre Artist Sculpted Exquisite Gems Of Russian Folk Life

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 6:20 pm

Bosom Pals, an iconic sculpture by Russian artist Vasily Konovalenko.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

A team of American researchers is on a treasure hunt for jewels — of both artistic and historic value.

This month, researchers from Denver were in Russia to document the work of Vasily Konovalenko, a former ballet set designer turned sculptor, who created scenes from Russian folk life in semiprecious stones.

In the 1980s, Konovalenko emigrated from what was then the Soviet Union in search of artistic freedom. Now, his legacy is divided between the U.S. and Russia.

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Tue July 12, 2011

Scientists Begin Studying Fossil Bones at Denver Museum

Part of the remains of a five ton mastodon wrapped in protective plastic and recently transported from western Colorado is on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Scientists have wrapped up most of their excavations of rare, ice-age fossils at a reservoir near Snowmass Village, and most of the fossils have been transported to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science where they’ll be studied for the next several years.

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