History of Art and Architecture

Pitt Chat with Paul Scolari

Paul Scolari is in charge of a natural treasure more than 150 million years in the making. As the superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument (DNM) in Utah and Colorado, the Pitt-trained art historian oversees one of the world’s richest Jurassic paleontology sites, where visitors can get an up-close look at hundreds of dinosaur fossils embedded in rock. The 300-square-mile park, encompassing mountains, river canyons, and arid wilderness, also holds Native American pictographs and petroglyphs painted on cliff faces at least 1,000 years ago. A longtime National Park Service employee, Scolari (A&S ’91G, ’05G) leads the team entrusted to preserve and share DNM’s natural and cultural history. 

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