Festival brings Ecuadorian film talent to New Haven

October 4, 2011
On Monday night, Ecuadorian filmmaker Fernando Mieles brought his perspective on the unfair detainment of passport-carrying travelers to a film screening co-sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center and New Haven’s Ecuadorian consulate. A crowd of 30 students, faculty and members of the New Haven community gathered at the Whitney for a special viewing of Mieles’ »
Garth Neustadter MUS ’12 won an Emmy for his work on the PBS documentary “John Muir in the New World.”

Yalie wins Emmy

September 27, 2011
At 25, most people are just starting to build their careers. But Garth Neustadter MUS ’12, who is working toward a master’s degree in music at the Yale School of Music, is already well on his way: earlier this month, Neustadter won an Emmy — one of television’s highest honors. Neustadter won the award in »
Rap artist K’naan visited Yale Monday afternoon to discuss his humanitarian efforts in his home country of Somalia in the wake of the recent Somalian famine.

Rap star K’naan waves a flag for humanity

September 20, 2011
Celebrity intervention in humanitarian efforts is often looked on through a cynical lens, but last night a panel discussion in the Yale University Art Gallery auditorium hoped to highlight how some big names can make a difference. The Monday panel featured K’naan — the rap artist known best for his hit single, “Wavin’ Flag” — »
The “We the People” exhibition will be on view at the Yale University Art Gallery through the end of the year.

YUAG shows America’s birth

September 5, 2011
If a picture can tell 1,000 words, then the exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery recounts a lengthy, detailed history of America’s early development. “We the People” — the first installation of the three-part exhibition “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” — is on view at the gallery after a three year tour »

Alcauskas brings Evans’s photographs to light

April 21, 2011
For a moment nearly as brief as the production of a Polaroid photograph, the works of American photographer Walker Evans were brought out on display yesterday at the Yale University Art Gallery. Wednesday afternoon, snapshots of Evans’s final work were displayed at the gallery to an audience of roughly 20 students, faculty and art aficionados. »
Former chairman of the History of Art Department Thomas Crow spoke at Yale Wednesday about Pope Pius VII in artwork.

Crow talks art, Pope Pius VII

March 3, 2011
The Yale Center for British Art became a place of empire, papacy and painting Wednesday. Thomas Crow, the former chairman of the History of Art Department at Yale and current associate provost for the arts at New York University, gave a lecture at the center, titled “Portraits of a Pope in Captivity and Restoration: J.L. »

Russian piano recordings played for first time

February 24, 2011
Priceless restored recordings of Russian piano pieces from the turn of the century were played for the first time ever Wednesday in William L. Harkness Hall. At the event, attended by about 35 students, faculty and members of the New Haven community, pianist and musicologist Elena Sorokina from the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory recounted the »

Gallery opens student-curated show “Embodied”

February 22, 2011
Student-organized art exhibitions are not the norm at the Yale University Art Gallery, but a rare one did open there this past Friday. The gallery is currently hosting a new exhibition titled “Embodied: Black identities in American Art,” the result of a collaborative curatorial effort with the David C. Driskell Center at the University of »

Goldberg talks performance art

November 16, 2010
At her talk at the School of Art on Monday, art historian curator and critic RoseLee Goldberg presented an abridged history of performance art, from the founding of the Futurism movement in 1909 to the present. Goldberg — the author of “Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present,” a leading text in the study of »

Div School is setting for murder mystery

October 28, 2010
Murder, religion and deceit are coming to the Yale Divinity School. “The Judas Conspiracy,” a new novel by Leslie Williams DIV ’11, takes place in Great Britain and at the Yale Divinity School. The novel, which will be released Dec. 1, centers on the search for a complete manuscript of the real, much-debated Gospel of »

Claire’s donates to Tent City and local Catholic school

October 25, 2010
To celebrate its35-year anniversary, Claire’s Corner Copia on Chapel Street donated 35 percent of itsprofits on Thursday to two local charities, Tent City and the St. Francis & St. Rose of Lima School. Claire’s patronsvoted for their favorite local charity on Facebook or dropped their suggestions in a jar from Sept. 17 untilOct. 20, the »

Residential college roundup 10.22.10

October 22, 2010
With Halloween fast approaching, residential college councils are trying hard to make the spooky day memorable. The Davenport College Council (DCC) is organizing college-wide trick-or-treating on Halloween night. The DCC will also host a pumpkin-carving event this Friday. At the same time, the gnomes are tirelessly preparing for their screw, which will be held on »