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James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice
1111 Chapel St. New Haven 203-432-0600 artgallery.yale.edu
Through June 7

Award-winning artist, naturalist, and writer James Prosek (b. 1975, B.A. 1997) brings his love of the natural world and his lifelong fascination with the naming and classification of nature to the Yale University Art Gallery in James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice. The exhibition brings together objects from the collections of the Gallery, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Yale Center for British Art. It places Prosek’s work in dialogue with a wide range of both man-made objects and those produced by billions of years of evolution, or what naturalist Charles Darwin described as “endless forms most beautiful.” By challenging traditional separations of museum collections into “art” and “artifact,” or “natural” and “man-made,” the artist asks us to explore to what extent these distinctions matter. Is it helpful for us to draw such boundaries? Or do they limit what we are able to see, substituting categories and classifications for experience? “What would happen,” Prosek said, “if we stop putting things into neat categories and simply marvel at the wondrous and complex world of which we are a part?”
James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice
Rise Up, Sisters
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave. New Haven 203-562-4183

As the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States approaches, the New Haven Museum (NHM) will celebrate with two programs from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame’s (CWHF). “Rise Up, Sisters,” a banner exhibit chronicling the diverse group of Connecticut women who were instrumental in the movement for women’s suffrage, will arrive on February 26, 2020, and remain on view through Monday, March 2, 2020. A lecture entitled “Votes for Women,” will be presented on March 2, at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free to both programs.

The “Rise Up, Sisters” exhibit tells of courageous Connecticut women, from the extraordinary Smith sisters of Glastonbury who spoke up about injustices against women and helped spark others to follow in their footsteps, to Alice Paul, who put her life on the line to force the issue on a national level, and whose tenacity helped to sway public opinion in the final hours.
Suffragette at Winchester Repeating Arms Co.
Suffragettes in New Haven
2/23 7 p.m. Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Shubert

3/15 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New Haven
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