Join us on Zoom for the Gallery’s first virtual book launch! In the multidisciplinary book "James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice," award-winning artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek, B.A. 1997, places man-made and nature-made objects on equal footing aesthetically, suggesting that the distinction between art and artifact is not as vast as we may believe. Drawing on the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Yale Center for British Art, Prosek juxtaposes objects like a bird’s nest and dinosaur head with Asian handscrolls, an African headdress, modern masterpieces, and more.
Prosek will read from the introduction to the publication, in which he discusses the origins of his deep connection with nature and his lifelong investigation into the boundaries that humans draw on the world around them. The reading will be followed by an audience Q&A moderated by Tiffany Sprague, Director of Publications and Editorial Services. Program made possible by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation. Publication made possible by Donna and Marvin Schwartz. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice."
The first three people to register for this program will receive a free signed copy of the catalogue.
While the Gallery is closed, you can still purchase the catalogue at yalebooks.yale.edu or your favorite online bookseller.
To learn more about the exhibition, visit the Gallery’s website at artgallery.yale.edu/exhibition/prosek or download our free audio guide at artgallery.yale.edu/app.