Arts internship links Yale, New Haven

February 11, 2011
This summer, Yalies interested in art and philanthropy can work toward their future careers in New Haven. A new summer internship for Yale students in the field of contemporary art research has been created by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, a New Haven-based family foundation, in conjunction with Associate Dean for the Arts Susan Cahan, »
Contact improvisation originated in New York in the 1960s, but the practice has more recently found its way into modern dance and choreography.

Yalies roll, dance at workshop

February 4, 2011
Last night, a group of nine students spent two hours rolling off each other’s backs and dragging each other by the foot across the floor of a dance studio . The exercise is something dancers call contact improvisation. The Alliance for Dance at Yale and the Yale Drama Coalition are sponsoring two contact improvisation workshops »
Elizabeth Salter, the one-woman artist behind “into the light of things,” became interested in Japanese art after studying the Genji scrolls.

Japan influences new YCBA retrospective

February 2, 2011
The Yale Center for British Art is not just the home to old English hunting portraits — with a new exhibition from British artist Rebecca Salter, Japanese aesthetics are now on display. On Thursday, the British Art Center will open Salter’s one-woman exhibition, “into the light of things,” which features approximately 150 works by the »

New dance program highlights classics

January 21, 2011
Yale’s dancers will soon be learning from the pros. While Yale’s campus is home to more than 20 dance groups run and choreographed by students, there have been no extracurricular programs in which students perform existing choreography. The Yale College Dean’s Office and the Alliance for Dance at Yale announced plans Thursday afternoon to go »

Arts awards change name

January 19, 2011
The fund formerly known as Sudler is no more. Last Friday, many students received e-mails from their residential college masters announcing the opening of spring applications for “Creative and Performing Arts Awards.” After a suggestion from Ezra Stiles College Master Stephen Pitti at the beginning of the academic year, the Council of Masters decided to »
Velazquez’s “The Education of the Virgin,” currently on display at the Yale University Art Gallery, will soon be undergoing an extensive restoration that may take up to four years.

Restoring a masterwork

January 14, 2011
Those who have yet to see “The Education of the Virgin” at the Yale University Art Gallery have only a short time left. The painting was officially attributed to Spanish master painter Diego Velázquez last July after sitting for 80 years in University storage, and is currently on view on the third floor of the »

New art for NewAlliance

January 12, 2011
The corporate offices of New Haven’s NewAlliance Bank are getting a dose of art. On Tuesday, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven held a reception for a new exhibition featuring the work of two Connecticut artists in its gallery space on the fourth floor of the NewAlliance Bank at 195 Church St. Debbie Hesse, »

School of Art hires, hopes to diversify

December 2, 2010
In the midst of an economic downturn that has limited the number of faculty hires within the University, the School of Art has begun a search for two new faculty members. Over fall recess, administrators at the School of Art began advertising two new full-time faculty member positions in the Photography and Painting/Printmaking departments. Due »

Students take over prof’s office

November 19, 2010
Few professors would give away the keys to their offices, especially to students who want to redecorate them. But Sam Messer, Associate Dean of the School of Art, is happy to do just that. On Thursday, a student-created art installation went up in Messer’s office, also known as “Sam’s Space,” which is located on the »

Yale, New Haven foster bonds through dance

November 11, 2010
Yale and New Haven high schools been dancing together long before the New Haven Promise was made. An after-school dance program, called the “Yale Co-Op Dance,” founded last fall has been cultivating a link between Yalies and high school students at the local high school. Just at the end of last spring, a Yale administrator »

Patti Smith lunches with students, talks art

November 9, 2010
It’s not every day that students get to rub elbows with a bona fide rock star. But for a handful of Yalies involved in the arts, that’s exactly what happened at a luncheon in the School of Art with visiting singer-songwriter Patti Smith last Thursday. Smith, a singer, poet, and Rock and Roll Hall of »

Video art finds virtual home

October 28, 2010
In the coming weeks, the School of Art will begin constructing a new gallery space to exhibit student work. But this construction site will not require hard hats. The school is working to launch a virtual gallery, called “Video Wall,” through its website to feature students’ video projects in an effort to make video projects »