Dragon Festival 2018: Virginia Museum of Natural History

What happens when science meets folklore?

A dragon explosion!

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Meet Terra! She is the beautiful creation of artist,  J. Leigh, of The Color of Mud studio.

 

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Dr. Poli, Dr. Stoneman, and Terra are happy that Dragon Festival was so well attended!

 

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Dr. Martha Kuchar speaking on Slavic Dragons.

 

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Dr. Tina Hanlon on Dragons in Children’s Literature and Beyond.

 

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Author, Sharyn McCrumb, connecting us to the folkloric content of her ballad novels.

 

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Beautiful Chinese dragons! Thank you, Dr. Stella Xu.

 

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Chasing the Dragon in one of its forms.

 

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From Victorian sideshow fodder to fossil-folklore hypothesis.

 

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J. Leigh Studio wares.

 

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Beautiful dragons! Miss Kitty’s Society for Wayward Cosmonauts performing.

 

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Something here is a bit odd! Dragon sculptures by J. Leigh.

 

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Dragons breathe fire!

 

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The Vikings were held off in the attempt on Terra’s life!

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