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  • Rick and I finished our work with the Konvalenko family today! Rick took photographs of another sculpture, Balilaika Player, which has the oldest character we've seen in the collection. He's a jolly old man, with bony figures and a lively disposition. His face is really expressive, and Konoval…
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  • Today Rick faced the biggest photography challenge to date, with two really big pieces (photos will follow soon) and three smaller pieces. The Painter is not a typical Konovalenko sculpture -- note the figure is static, not dynamic. The Fisherman is more dynamic, having just lost the big one t…
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  • Today I conducted more interviews with Ms. Konovalenko, focusing on the Museum's sculptures and family archives. Rick took photographs of a Fisherman statue and various clay sculptures that Konovalenko used as models for the stone sculptures. Note the rabbit -- the pencil marks …
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  • We just finished our first day of work with the Konovalenko family. I conducted two hours of oral history with Anna Konovalenko, the artist's wife; Rick Wicker photographed two clay models of sculptures in the DMNS collection. The photos above include overviews of Sauna I: The Thin a…
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  • The Konovalenko Project team is off to Europe to work with Ms. Anna Konovalenko! Since her husband Vasily's untimely death in 1989, Ms. Konovalenko has worked tirelessly to enhance her husband's legacy and help the world enjoy his art. While museum photographer Rick Wicker takes high quality …
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  • On October 15, 2010, the National Park Service broke ground on sorely needed new visitor and research center just off the southeast corner of the intersection of Colorado Highway 160 and the Mesa Verde Road. This $12,000,000 building, which is designed to achieve U.S. Green Building Council Le…
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  • Why Do We Collect?

    Posted 02/25/2011 by Steve Nash | Comments
    In 2010, an Ice Age site of mammoths, mastadons, and other animals and plant specimens was discovered. Why did the Museum's Snowmastadon Project want to collect these specimens and where will they store all of them?
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