Scully ’40 awarded Nichols Prize

October 1, 2003
Vincent J. Scully Jr. ’40, widely considered one of the nation’s foremost architects, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Urban Land Institute J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionary Urban Development. “Nobody’s had a more profound effect on the shape of our urban life than him, starting with his fight against mindless urban renewal »

Designing a building, without drawing it first

September 12, 2003
A new exhibit at the Yale School of Architecture features kissing robots, material from a music video, and other designs focused on the idea of a malleable blob. “Intricacy,” the first exhibit at the School of Architecture for the 2003-2004 season, was curated by Greg Lynn, a pioneer in “paperless” architectural design and a visiting »

Sprague Hall opens with jazz, classical guitar

September 8, 2003
On Sept. 5 and 6, the newly renovated Sprague Hall was christened with performances by jazz legends The Heath Brothers and Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin MUS ’79. After undergoing extensive renovations for two years, Sprague Hall reopened its doors this weekend. New features in the hall include a new heating and cooling system, »

Library experiments with creative fusion: art, and the poems it inspired

September 5, 2003
A new exhibit at the New Haven Public Library showcases the fusion of prints by a New Haven artist and the poems that her artwork inspired. “Enchanted Vision: An Exhibit of Mutually Inspired Prints and Poems” features the prints of New Haven artist Oi Fortin, and the first public showing of the poetry of Neil »

Claire’s buzzes with coffee-themed art

September 4, 2003
Connecticut artist David Marshall has taken the all too familiar act of watching the clock at work and used it as an inspiration for art. “Caffeine Daydreams,” a new exhibit at Claire’s Corner Copia, displays seven works of acrylic on canvas, featuring Marshall’s original character of a man in a suit with a coffee cup »

York Sq. displays more than movies

April 18, 2003
While waiting for a movie to start at the York Square Cinema, instead of buying popcorn and candy, patrons can view art in the York Square Cinema Gallery in the lobby of the theater. The latest exhibit features the work of Marina Korenfeld, an artist who utilizes themes from mythology to create mystical and symbolic »

Brandt exhibit to open at British Art Center

April 16, 2003
From now through July, prints by Bill Brandt, one of the most widely regarded photographers of the 20th century, will be on display at the Yale Center for British Art. The exhibit, “Bill Brandt: A Retrospective,” features 155 gelatin silver prints from the Bill Brandt Archive in London. The exhibit spans the more than 50 »

New hybrid ‘anthem’ combines politics, art

April 8, 2003
At a children’s concert performed by the Yale Concert Band on Sunday, in front of rows of strollers and restless youngsters, Music Director Thomas C. Duffy chose to begin the performance with a piece he called both “unsettling” and “chilling.” The piece is called “Model Anthem” and is a hybrid of almost 200 existing national »

JE hosts art exhibit of the Pergamon Altar

April 4, 2003
For the next two months, visitors to the Jonathan Edwards Master’s House can see something not normally found inside a Yale building: a 400-foot altar. The exhibit, “From Portraits to Pergamon: The Art of Rob Anderson,” features charcoal drawings of the “Great Frieze” of the Pergamon Altar, a 2,000-year-old marble sculpture, and opens its doors »

Protesters simulate war zone on Chapel St.

April 3, 2003
Along Chapel Street Wednesday afternoon, people dressed in “blood”-covered bandages fell to the ground amid the piercing sounds of air-raid sirens, aiming to create the feeling of a war zone. Some people who witnessed the scene rushed anxiously into buildings fearing a real emergency. However, the scene was the creation of a group of demonstrators »

‘Stuckists’ protest war with art

March 27, 2003
New Haven, accustomed to the picket lines and passionate speeches that accompany frequent rallies, is now host to a quieter, albeit equally fervent protest. A new art exhibit on Chapel Street between Church and Orange Streets, “The War on Bush,” displays the strong anti-war sentiment of the Stuckist art group — an international art group »

Juried art competition draws record number of submissions

March 25, 2003
A new exhibit of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club at the John Slade Ely House displays the prize-winning pieces of local artists. The club’s 102nd Annual Juried Exhibition consists of 115 wall hanging pieces and 28 sculptures. The media vary from oil on canvas to steel work and mixed media collages. Dolores Gall, »