Current Exhibitions

The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art
October 31, 2014-February 22, 2015
Smithsonian American Art Museum
3rd floor North 8th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Link to Exhibition


Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art
October 11, 2014 – January 18, 2015
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701


James Prosek:  Three Americans, 2014
September 2, 2014 – January 9, 2015
Arnot Art Museum
Falck Gallery—West Wing Ground Level
235 Lake Street
Elmira, New York



James Prosek: Wall of Silhouettes
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University
Sapsucker Woods
Ithaca, NY

Video: Seeing Nature



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Upcoming Exhibitions

Peggy Notebeart Nature Museum
Chicago Academy of Sciences
December 2014 – March 2015

New York Historical Society Museum
New York, NY
February 2015

North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina
March 2015

Vero Beach Museum of Art
Vero Beach, Florida
June 2015


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

The River School Symposium on Art,
Ecopower and the Liberation of Energy

October 3 – 4, 2014
Central European University Budapest

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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6 – 7pm
Exhibition Entrance, Third Floor
Join us for a talk with artist James Prosek as he installs his mural at the entrance of The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art before the exhibition opens October 31.

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Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Thomasville Center for the Arts
600 East Washington Street
Thomasville, Georgia

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Volkswagen Symposium
Labels, Catalogues, and Architectures: The Art and Science of Modern Systematics
June 24 – 27, 2015
Hannover, Germany


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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