Elis exhibit summer art

September 29, 2009
After spending hours toiling at intensive summer programs around the world, student art majors are exhibiting the products of their hard work. Mixed-media sculptures and black-and-white canvases adorn the School of Art’s Green Hall as part of the “Undergraduate Art Summer 2009 Work Exhibition,” which opened on Sept. 23. The exhibit both allows art students »

Artspace brings together music, art, hipsters

September 24, 2009
Artspace Underground, the self-professed “hipster dance party” to promote the Orange Street not-for-profit gallery and the arts in New Haven, is almost a year old. Last Saturday saw the ninth in a series of Artspace Undergrounds, parties that seek to integrate the Yale community with the thriving community of young artists in New Haven. The »
Mary Adkins LAW ’10 is a playwright as well as an activist and representative for survivors of domestic violence. Her play “The 49 Project” depicts a world in which female officials control the government — and abuse their power.

Yalie intertwines spheres of drama, law, activism

September 22, 2009
Imagine a country where women held the majority of seats in government. That is what Mary Adkins LAW ’10 did while writing “The 49 Project,” a play in which corrupt female officials abuse their power by discriminating against men, until one man stands up for his rights. Adkins’ play debuted in August at New York »

Yale to catalogue old photos

September 17, 2009
In the coming months, the archivists poring through the University’s vast collection of photographs will unearth stills from Yale’s storied past. The University received a $64,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Program for Museums and Art Conservation that will enable the creation of a directory cataloguing photographs from departments across campus. The head »

ART REVIEW | Maritime art sails into YCBA

September 8, 2009
Summer is gone, but the sea can still be found this month at the Yale Center for British Art. “Seascapes: Paintings and Watercolors from the U Collection,” an exhibition that has been at British Art Center since May 28, includes over 20 marine paintings and watercolors. Donated by an anonymous individual, the collection of works »

Blood-drive art moves to N.Y.

September 2, 2009
There won’t be blood inside the sculpture building’s gallery. Art School sculpture student Katherine Levant ART ’10, who proposed a performance art piece exploring the idea of blood’s regeneration, found another venue for her work after Yale turned down her proposal; it is currently on view at the Zach Feuer Gallery in New York City. »

UP CLOSE | Art, post-Shvarts

April 23, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. In a long uninterrupted video, Aliza Shvarts ’08 sat naked in a shower stall holding a cup streaked with blood between her legs. She claimed to have documented a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself and took legal abortifacients to induce »

Arts memo: Music school offers financial security to grads

April 9, 2009
Even in times of economic prosperity, artists do not choose their professions based on financial security. But as the job market continues to narrow, some graduates of professional arts schools will face post-graduation life with more uncertainties than in years past. Students at the Yale School of Music, however, said the policy of free tuition »

Yale honors filmmaker

March 31, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. For two hours and 20 minutes, audience members in the Whitney Humanities Center viewed the year 2001 through the prism of the 1960s. Saturday evening, this packed auditorium celebrated the legacy of director Stanley Kubrick and his critically acclaimed film originally released in »

Yale sues to keep artwork

March 25, 2009
Yale filed suit Monday against Pierre Konowaloff, who claims to be the rightful owner of Vincent van Gogh’s renowned 1888 painting “The Night Café,” which is housed in the Yale University Art Gallery. According to the suit, filed in the United States District Court in Connecticut, Konowaloff claims to be the heir of Ivan Morozov, »

Briefly: News from spring break

State assembly kills bill regarding Catholic Church oversight In light of concerns over its constitutionality, state legislators killed a bill in the General Assembly that would force the Catholic Church to give lay leaders more control over parish finances. Senate Bill 1098, known as An Act Modifying Corporate Laws Relating to Certain Religious Corporations, drew »

International art finds new home at Yale

February 25, 2009
Although Yale’s art galleries are largely comprised of Western works, School of Art Dean Robert Storr is pushing to bring international diversity to the University’s collection. Storr, who curated the 2007 Venice Biennale, which exhibits contemporary art, proposed that the new School of Art gallery, the building adjacent to the recently renovated Sculpture Building on »