As part of our commitment to Integrating Art, Science, and Humanities,
we exhibit historic and contemporary art, as well as literary materials, in our gallery.
Each exhibit features two separate Natural History Institute programs – one is an artist presentation and the other an associated field workshop.
Tuesday-Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 1pm – 4pm
The Art of Natural History
Highlights from the Josephine Michell Arader Collection
January 27 – April 14, 2023
In this exhibition, the Natural History Institute is proud to present a selection of prints from the Josephine Michell Arader collection. These are historically significant natural history prints from the 16th to 19th century age of exploration and discovery – the heyday of natural history. These prints highlight the work of nine artists depicting what was at the time newly-discovered flora and fauna. Featured are some of the most famous practitioners of traditional natural history art: John James Audubon, Mark Catesby, John Gould, Maria Sibylla Merian, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and others.
Upcoming exhibits (dates to be determined):
“MY BELOVED WEST”
“PUBLIC LAND, HAUNTING BEAUTY”
“WRITTEN IN STONE”
Curt Pfeffer, Curator, with Klee Benally, Kit Carson, Kestrel Dillon, Bill Ford, Neil Hunt, Lesley Aine McKeown, Joe McShane, and Dwane Tawahongva
“ROCK THOU ART”
Ken Gorczyca October 28, 2022 – January 13, 2023
“ADELE SERONDE: Art, Nature and Spirit ”
Adele Seronde July 22 – October 14, 2022
Randy L. Waln April 22- July 8, 2022
“PARCHED: THE ART OF WATER IN THE SOUTHWEST”
Nine Arizona-based artists and curated by Julie Comnick: January 28 – April 8, 2022
“UNDER THE PINES”
Shawn Skabelund: September 24, 2021 – January 7, 2022
16 artists, June 24 – August 26, 2021 (online)
“ARIZONA ORIGINALS: NATIVE PLANTS OF ARIZONA”
Southwest Society of Botanical Artists, January 24 – April 10, 2020
“THE BIOPHILIA HYPOTHESIS COMES TO THE PERIODIC TABLE”
Deborah Springstead Ford, October 25, 2019 – January 10, 2020
“WILD AT HEART”
The Art of Walt Anderson, July 19 – October 11, 2019
“HEARTWOOD TO BEDROCK: ARTISTIC INTIMACY WITH THE MOGOLLON HIGHLANDS”
This exhibit ran from October 26 – December 22, 2018 and featured the work of sculptors Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis.
“THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY”
Historic prints by John James Audubon, John Gould, Marie Sibylla Merian, Basilius Besler, Elizabeth Blackwell, Mark Catesby, François-Nicolas Martinet, Leonhart Fuchs, and Pierre-Joseph Redouté, on loan from the Prescott College Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection.
This exhibit closed on July 3, 2019.
4TH FRIDAY ART WALK
We’re excited to announce our participation in the 2021/2022 season of Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk!
Our beautiful gallery will display a variety of exhibits throughout the season, featuring contemporary and traditional art focused on the reciprocal relationship between people and the natural world. This season of the 4th Friday Art Walk runs from April 2022 to March 2023.
We’re grateful to these practicing artists, all with extensive gallery experience, for their ongoing advice and support.
Roger Asay ~ Sculptor; Painter Prescott, Arizona
Jen Chandler ~ Photographer; former Gallery Manager Prescott, Arizona
Edie Dillon ~ Sculptor; Painter; former Gallery Manager Prescott, Arizona
Diane Gilbert ~ Textile & Installation Artist; former arts faculty, Yavapai College Prescott, Arizona
Natural History Institute Art Gallery
The well-being of all life depends on human awareness of the essential and reciprocal relationship between people and the natural world—an awareness which is nurtured by attentiveness to beauty. The Natural History Institute Art Gallery fosters a sustaining human/nature relationship by connecting people with each other and with the more-than-human world through aesthetic expression that awakens our senses and stimulates our intellects. The Gallery will feature art that demonstrates our enduring embrace of diverse natural beauty, as well as that which engages contemporary challenges in human and environmental health and diversity.