Art Gallery

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.

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 11am – 4pm

 

 

Current exhibit:

PORTRAITS OF GAIA

KEN GORCZYCA

October 28th, 2022 – January 13, 2023

Ken Gorczyca is a nature-based artist, veterinarian and social activist. In this exhibition, he invites you into a realm where he captures portraits of the Earth, or Gaia, who he believes is a living being.

 

 

Upcoming exhibits (dates to be determined):

 

“THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JOSEPHINE MICHELL ARADER COLLECTION”

 

“MY BELOVED WEST”

Louise Grunewald

 

“PUBLIC LAND, HAUNTING BEAUTY”

Taylor McKinnon

 

“WRITTEN IN STONE”

Curt Pfeffer, Curator, with Bill Ford, Kit Carson and Kestrel Dillon

 

“PORTRAITS OF GAIA”

Ken Gorczyca

 

“ROCK THOU ART”

Carolyn Schmitz

 

Shawn Skabelund

Randy Waln

Adele Seronde

Taylor McKinnon

Ken Gorczyca

Louise Grunewald

Curt Pfeffer

Carolyn Schmitz

Previous exhibits:

“ADELE SERONDE: Art, Nature and Spirit ​”

Adele Seronde July 22 – October 14, 2022

 

“The Moon Bears Witness”

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

 

“BEAUTY PASSING THROUGH US”

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.

 

GALLERY COUNCIL

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 

Mission Statement

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.