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Gary Staab Sculptures

Fossils come to life

The “Battling Rhinos” and the “Ancient Tortoise”, commissioned by the Theodore and Claire Hubbard Foundation, were created by artist Gary Staab. These statues now grace the landscape and bring to life the fossils that lay partially excavated in the Hubbard Rhino Barn.

University of Nebraska State Museum Director Dr. Susan Weller (center) is pictured with artist Gary Staab (left), Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (middle back), Rick Otto, Superintendent at Ashfall Fossil Beds, and the “Battling Rhinos”.