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Culture

Art Gallery nets famed photo archive

April 2, 2010 • 0
The darkroom decisions and creative process of famous American photographer Lee Friedlander, known for his photographs of everything American, will soon be accessible to Yale students through his personal archive . The Yale University Art Gallery and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manscript Library will announce today their joint acquisition of Friedlander’s archive for an »
Culture

Designer’s life and works explored

February 23, 2010 • 1
Yale was the first university in the country to establish a graphic design degree program, in 1950. And one of the department’s first professors was Herbert Matter, who arrived in 1952 and taught photography and design here. Matter is the subject of a new documentary, “The Visual Language of Herbert Matter,” written and directed by »
Culture

Yale’s approach in focus

February 17, 2010 • 0
Created with flickr slideshow. Every Tuesday afternoon, in a room in Green Hall that still bears traces of its former use as the site of a swimming pool, a student sits alone facing a panel of some of photography’s greatest figures — such as Richard Benson, Tod Papageorge, Philip-Lorca diCorcia ART ’79 and Gregory Crewdson »
Jules Prown, left, and Paul Mellon ’29, center, tour construction of the Yale Center for British Art in April 1974.
University

Founding director of British Art Center honored

February 11, 2010 • 1
Today in Chicago, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art Jules Prown will be honored for his contributions to the study of the history of art at the College Art Association’s annual conference. The founding director of the Yale Center for British Art, Prown oversaw the construction of the legendary building — Louis I. Kahn’s »
Sci-Tech

Yale’s message in a bottle

February 10, 2010 • 10
WILLINGTON, Conn. — On a hillside in rural Connecticut, there is a small, red wooden house. Inside, a natural spring rises to the surface through a granite base above a pit of sand. This is the source of Yale’s bottled water. For the past nine years, the University has purchased water — labeled with Yale’s »
Culture

A new perspective from an old hand

January 12, 2010 • 0
American photographer Rodney Smith DIV ’73 has never shied away from asking existential questions. In his latest book, “The End” — a limited edition, 16 by 20-inch, $750 monograph available now — Smith reevaluates the photographic vision that has defined his more than 30-year career in New York working for magazines such as Vanity Fair »
Robinson and Nancy Grover pose with an elaborate still-life photo from their collection.
Culture

Christmas comes early to the Gallery

December 1, 2009 • 0
HARTFORD — Tucked away in an old warehouse here is a room filled to the ceiling with photographs. There are photos propped up against the wall, on top of bookshelves, in collages on the white-painted brick walls — on every visible surface of the studio. For the past 25 years, Nancy and Robinson Grover ’58 »
Culture

Profs show off brush work

November 3, 2009 • 0
Yale students are not the only ones on campus with a diverse range of unrelated talents. Currently on view at the Whitney Humanities Center gallery is an exhibition titled “Who Knew?” featuring paintings by four professors who are not primarily artists. And while the paintings by Hazel Carby, Paul Fry, Richard Lalli and John Loge »
“Ferris wheel mural,” Broadway Arcade, Times Square, 2004.
Culture

Yale lecturer publishes ‘fun’ photos

October 20, 2009 • 0
At Lisa Kereszi’s ART ’00 book signing Thursday at the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City, one man, upon flipping to the title page of her book and seeing the photo of a pair of doors with a brightly painted eye leading into a dark space, remarked out loud, “Oh I get it: It’s »
Culture

Penn passes but leaves legacy at Yale gallery

October 13, 2009 • 3
A woman reclines elegantly, the rhombuses of her dress and the edges of her angled hat jumping off the page in their unnatural blackness. Even her eyebrows and eyelashes follow suit, sharply curved in a deep black. Everything in the photograph “Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn)” at the Yale University Art Gallery is simply a pure »
University

Dennehy speaks in JE

October 24, 2008 • 1
While Yalies may recognize Brian Dennehy from “Tommy Boy” or “Romeo + Juliet,” the two-time Tony-winning actor barely discussed his Hollywood resume at a Master’s Tea at Jonathan Edwards College on Thursday. The self described “Irish Catholic kid from Brooklyn” spoke to an audience of some 40 people about his love for the stage. Dennehy »