Keynote Speaker

Gary Staab in his studio in Kearney, Missouri with his sculpture of the Brachauchenius

Gary Staab

Sculptor/Illustrator - Staab Studios, Inc.

Gary Staab is a freelance artist and an expert in paleontology sculptures. His work has captured the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's John J. Lanzendorf excellence award four times and his projects have appeared in over 30 different museums across the world. Visitors to the Indianapolis Children's Museum will note one of Gary's largest sculptures, a 75-foot long, 50-foot-tall Brachiosaurus, peeking through the museum's glass walls. His more recent work includes a replica of Ötzi, the 5,000-year old "Iceman" discovered on the Italy-Austria border. This work was commissioned by the Dolan DNA Learning Center and is documented in a NOVA special, Iceman Reborn. In addition to his freelance work, Gary is a research associate with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and an honorary affiliate faculty at Idaho State University. A graduate of Hastings College, Gary completed a flexible degree program that combined practical museum experience with studies in art and biology.

Join Gary at the keynote luncheon on Saturday, March 16, from 12:00-2:00pm in Evans Hall, where he will be presenting "Digital Dinosaurs: Fleshing out the Past". 

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