Current Exhibitions

James Prosek: Wondrous Strange
February 22-June 8, 2014
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
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The Peacock and the Cobra:
James Prosek among the Arts of South Asia

November 27th, 2013 – June 2014
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wood Gallery 227
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James Prosek: Wall of Silhouettes
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University
Sapsucker Woods
Ithaca, NY

Video: Why do we name and order nature?



Audubon and the Art of Birds
Bell Museum of Natural History

University of Minnesota
October 5, 2013 – June 8, 2014
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
October 4, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015

Sam Noble Museum, Univ. of Oklahoma
Norman May 15 – July 26, 2014
Audubon Exhibition Prospectus (PDF)


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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014-February 22, 2015
Smithsonian American Art Museum
3rd floor North8th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
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NATURE: The Mystery of Eels

Exclusive PBS Video: Painting with Eels

Though much of the natural world is discovered and understood, a few great mysteries remain. Consider the eel, we know little about its life -- where it goes, what it does and how it dies.

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Eli the Eel: A mysterious migration - James Prosek

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Upcoming Lectures & Events

40th Anniversary Prince Lecture Series
Monday, April 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St.
Buffalo, NY
The Prince Lecture series was established in the mid 1970's by S. Warren Prince, Jr., a Nichols graduate of the class of 1947 and President of Prince Rubber & Plastics Co, in honor of his father, Sidney Warren Prince, Sr. Each year a person of national renown is invited to Nichols to address the student body during the academic day and to address the public-at-large in the evening. A wide range of topics has been covered by a variety of speakers, yet the general principle of educating the audiences about current work in a variety of academic fields has been followed by most speakers.

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Symposium with James Prosek and Carter Foster curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Naming Things in the Natural World
Monday, April 21, 2014
9:30 a.m. Welcome reception with Coffee
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Program
$50 Members; $60 non-Members
Includes refreshments and lunch
Preregistration required

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Great Path Community Commons
Monday, April 8, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Manchester Community College
Manchester, CT
The free event is sponsored by the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Foundation as part of its Visiting Artist Series.
The Dehn Foundation was established by Virginia Dehn to promote the arts, and it is now administered by Virginia's niece and nephews whose father, Frederick Lowe, Jr., served as Manchester Community College's first president.

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Latest Books

James Prosek Ocean Fishes
Rizzoli Publishers

Read a review of the book by The Art Blog

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Trout of the World: Revised and Updated
Abrams Publishers

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