Yalie composer splits YSO in three

October 1, 2010
For the first time in history, the Yale Symphony Orchestra will be divided into three parts all on the same stage this month. The YSO will debut a piece composed by Daniel Schlosberg ’10 at its Oct. 16 concert. The piece, which consists of five movements and lasts about 25 minutes, weaves together different genres »

School of Art blurring boundaries

September 16, 2010
At the Yale School of Art, students in the graphic design concentration produce sculptures and video, painters use the Internet as a medium, and sculptors incorporate photographs into their work. But while students are used to mixing disciplines, academic departments are still in the process of adapting. School of Art Dean Robert Storr said the »
John Marciari GRD ’00 spent five years gathering evidence, such as the features highlighted above, to prove that the painting he found in storage in 2005, “The Education of the Virgin,” is an original Velazquez.

Gallery says Velazquez attribution is official

September 9, 2010
It’s official: As far as the Yale University Art Gallery is concerned, its collection now has one more Velazquez. Three months ago, the gallery made headlines worldwide when John Marciari GRD ’00, in an article in Ars Magazine, attributed “The Education of the Virgin” to the 17th-century Spanish master Diego Velazquez. But Marciari’s eureka moment »
The Crescent Underground Theater is one of the new features of the renovated basement shared by Morse and Stiles.

New Morse theater to help alleviate stage crunch

September 6, 2010
While Morsels and Stilesians explore the practice rooms and gym of their refurbished basement, undergraduate theater and dance communities are vying for access to another part of Yale’s most recently renovated college: the Crescent Underground Theater. Named after the shape of the courtyard above, the new theater in the Morsebasementboasts flexible seating, a shock-absorbing floor »
Although work on the gallery’s renovation was stalled for a year because of the economy, the extra time has been instrumental to the planning process.

YUAG renovations on schedule

April 29, 2010
The two large red cranes on Chapel Street, the scaffolding and protective fencing around the periphery of Egerton Swartwout’s Old Art Gallery and Street Hall, and the occasional disruption of traffic on High Street are signs of progress. The Yale University Art Gallery renovation, scheduled for completion in 2012 is currently in the middle of »
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UP CLOSE | A new push for renewal

April 14, 2010
In the 1950s and 60s, the Yale University Art Gallery undertook a zealous conservation project for its collection of 13th- and 14th-century Italian paintings, removing all traces of repaint, dirt and discolored varnishes from previous restorations. Over the years, though, conservators came to realize this method of aggressive cleaning was doing more harm than good »

Edmund Pillsbury ’65, 1943-2010 | Second director grew YCBA

April 1, 2010
Edmund Pillsbury ’65, who served as the second director of the Yale Center for British Art from 1976 to 1980, died Thursday in Dallas from a heart attack. He was 66 years old. He earned his degree in art history from Yale, and went on to receive both master’s and doctoral degrees from the Courtauld »

Charles Ryskamp GRD ’56, 1928-2010 | Patron lent collection

April 1, 2010
Charles Ryskamp GRD ’56, a long-time collaborator with and friend of the Yale Center for British Art, died from cancer in New York early Friday morning. He was 81 years old. Ryskamp, a close friend of Paul Mellon, most recently loaned the center his collection of drawings for the exhibition “Varieties of Romantic Experience: Drawings »

Dorms through the ages: from fancy to functional

March 30, 2010
A black-and-white photograph of a Durfee suite from the 1870s features Victorian drapery, an end-of-the-century oak armchair and a rococo revival curvy-legged table. The elegant decor is a far cry from the IKEA chairs and movie posters in student rooms today that trade displays of wealth for comfort and a welcoming environment. “There’s No Place »

Beinecke expands Web presence

March 4, 2010
Only two pages of artist Erica Van Horn’s book “Folded Napkins” are on display at the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, but an online version of the exhibition allows guests to flip through the entire volume from anywhere with an Internet connection. The books, artifacts and memorabilia housed in the Beinecke can rarely leave »

Art at Yale goes global

February 9, 2010
Though Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock will still attract students to History of Art classes and visitors to the Yale University Art Gallery, “Seated Buddha in Meditation” and African helmet masks might become the new staples in the arts as Yale goes global. Next year, the History of Art Department will offer a third »

Student curators branch out

February 5, 2010
Though the Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery have had students curate exhibits since 2006, both are expanding the scope of student curatorial programs this year, as well as collaborating with collectors and institutions outside Yale, according to administrators at the museums’ education departments. While student curators at the British Art »