Do you remember when this mural towered over Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaur Hall?
It brought one of our fiercest specimens to life when the museum’s chief artist Ottmar von Fuehrer painted it on the south
end of the hall in 1950. Von Fuehrer recognized the value that art brought to science and paid enormous attention to detail in order to give a face and an environment to the ferocious fossilized skeleton that stood nearby. As he painted, visitors returned to the museum month after month to watch, sometimes offering feedback and asking questions.
Though the mural is no longer in the hall, you can take home new merchandise inspired by a vintage piece of Carnegie history.