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.
Current exhibit (online):
June 24 – August 26, 2021
Edie Dillon, Curator. Artists include Walt Anderson, Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis, Klee Benally, Julie Comnick, Edie Dillon, Kestrel Dillon, Deborah Springstead Ford, Jordan Ford, Diane Gilbert, Ken Gorczyca, Louise Grunewald, Taylor McKinnon, Joseph McShane, Curt Pfeffer, Adele Seronde, and Shawn Skabelund.
Upcoming exhibits (dates to be determined):
Each exhibit features two separate Natural History Institute programs – one is an artist talk, and the other an associated field workshop.
“UNDER THE PINES”
“THE MOON BEARS WITNESS”
“THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JOSEPHINE MICHELL ARADER COLLECTION”
“PARCHED: THE ART OF WATER IN THE SOUTHWEST”
Julie Comnick, Curator
Organized by Coconino Center for the Arts; Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts
“ART, NATURE, SPIRIT”
“MY BELOVED WEST”
“PUBLIC LAND, HAUNTING BEAUTY”
“WRITTEN IN STONE”
Curt Pfeffer, Curator, with Bill Ford, Kit Carson and Kestrel Dillon
“PORTRAITS OF GAIA”
“ROCK THOU ART”
Our previous exhibits:
“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 2021 to March 2022*.
* Due to COVID-19, our gallery is closed until further notice.
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.
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