Rock Art - Ancient Images, New Views: A Twentieth-Anniversary Retrospective of Works on Paper by Allen Cox

November 2, 2007 - March 2, 2008

When the Museum of Natural and Cultural History opened at its current site in 1987, Rock Art—Ancient Images, New Views was the museum’s premiere exhibition. The artwork, created with watercolor and airbrush techniques combined to replicate stony textures, represents pictographs (images painted on stone), and petroglyphs (images carved in stone). The unknown artists who created the original images left their record on boulders, cliffs, and rock outcrops.

Artist Allen Cox is a native Oregonian and well-known Pacific Northwest abstract painter who received an undergraduate degree in anthropology and a master’s degree in fine art from the University of Oregon.