Art Gallery

As part of our commitment to integrating Art, Science, and Humanities, we exhibit four contemporary, nature-inspired art exhibitions each year.

Each exhibition features an artist talk and an associated art workshop in the field.



GALLERY HOURS

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm 

4TH FRIDAY ART WALK

We are proud participants in Prescott’s 4th Friday Art Walk. Stop by our gallery on the 4th Friday of each month to enjoy our exhibitions and light refreshments.

 



CURRENT EXHIBIT

Landforms and Lifeforms​
Taylor McKinnon

January 26, 2024 – April 12, 2024

Landforms & Lifeforms is a collection of fine art photographs exploring the beauty of western North American landscapes—the austere and intimate, the bold and obscure. The images, often minimalist, seek landscapes and biodiversity in essential form. The collection celebrates careful observation and our sense of beauty as they together beget deeper and more reciprocal relationships with the non-human world.

 



Upcoming exhibits (dates TBD)
:

“GREEN GUARDIANS: ARTISTS STANDING STRONG FOR THE VERDE RIVER”
Group show

“RUINED”
Carolyn Schmitz

Previous exhibits:

“PORTRAITS OF GAIA”

Ken Gorczyca October 28, 2022 – January 13, 2023

 

“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.

 

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.