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Opening Reception: "Wondrous Strange"

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
New Britain, 06052
Date(s): February 22, 2014
Time(s): 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Category: Special Community
Secondary Category: Museum/Gallery Exhibit

James Prosek’s work takes its inspiration from the long tradition of natural history painting; from animal depictions on cave walls to the works of Albrecht Dürer, William Blake, and John James Audubon. His contemporary influences are wide-ranging, from Lee Bontecou and Mark Dion to Martin Puryear and Eero Saarinen. In particular, Prosek’s work is conceptually focused on how we name and order nature, including the limitations of language in describing biological diversity. His art challenges us to reflect on how our culture, our priorities, and our values are manifested in systems we use to classify and harness nature.

Admission: Free with museum admission.
Phone: (860) 229-0257
Handicap accessible: No