Three weeks ago, Ruth Barnes assumed her position as the first curator of Indo-Pacific art at the Yale University Art Gallery.

New collection, new curator

January 29, 2010 • 1
Ruth Barnes was exposed to Indonesian culture for the first time when she accompanied her then-fiancé, an anthropologist, on a trip to Indonesia while he conducted research in the region. The couple’s first home was a bamboo hut on the side of a volcano in Eastern Indonesia. Now, as a collection of Indonesian textiles, gold »

Professor pushes for more Native art on campus

January 21, 2010 • 1
The Yale University Art Gallery has Asian, African and even Indo-Pacific departments, but it is largely lacking in collections from closer to home — American Indian art. Now, one professor is trying to change that. This semester, Ned Blackhawk, one of Yale’s two American Indian professors, is working to make American Indian art more present »

Briefly: Gallery construction now visible

January 11, 2010 • 0
After over two months of preliminary preparations, construction at the Yale University Art Gallery is finally visible from Chapel Street. Fences and tarp were put up along the side of the Louis Kahn building — the Gallery’s current home — and the adjacent Swartwout building last week, gallery officials said on Sunday. The construction, which »

Volume showcases student talent

January 11, 2010 • 0
The neon-colored head and jumble of painted legs lying side by side on the back cover of Volume, an on-campus music publication which releases its most recent issue today, are a far cry from the simple graphics that have graced the back page of the magazine in years past. The image, a new advertisement for »

Expenses a concern for arts majors

November 20, 2009 • 9
Photography student Miranda Lewis ’12 said she worked all summer to purchase a new digital camera for her “Digital Photography” class. The cost of the camera — typically upwards of $500 — was in addition to the $400 Lewis spent on darkroom supplies and photo paper for the course last semester. And this was just »

Art shielded from renovation

November 11, 2009 • 0
A stately stone statue of Buddha on the second floor of the Yale University Art Gallery sits against a backdrop of plastic tarp. But it’s not an ironic juxtaposition that makes an artistic statement — the tarp is intended to protect the art during the renovation of Egerton Swartwout’s Old Art Gallery, slated for completion »
Until the spring, visitors to the Dean’s Office can see the current exhibition of student art, including the paintings pictured above.

Art finds new venue in Dean’s office

November 5, 2009 • 0
A blue sky with swirling white clouds stretches into the distance. A patch of green — grass or the top of a tree — barely grazes the horizon. Welcome to the Yale College Dean’s Office. The walls of the Dean’s Office are now covered with paintings, like this one by Christine Ng ’05, and other »

New associate arts dean settles in at Yale

November 2, 2009 • 1
The walls of Associate Dean for the Arts Susan Cahan’s small apartment on Dwight Street — home to Cahan; her partner, Jürgen Bank; and her dog, Jimi — are covered with paintings, photographs and multimedia prints acquired over the past 20 years. A geometric painting with colorful horizontals and diagonals by contemporary artist Mark Grotjahn »
Provost Peter Salovey gazes at “Wall Drawing 692” by Sol LeWitt, the main art installation in the mezzanine lobby of the Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Smilow’s interior features modern art

October 22, 2009 • 712
Modern medicine and modern art came together at the Smilow Cancer Hospital, which opened Wednesday afternoon. In a collaboration between the Smilow Hospital and the Yale University Art Gallery, “Wall Drawing 692” by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt has been installed in the lobby of the hospital, providing patients and visitors with a colorful welcome to »

Gallery named for Levins

October 19, 2009 • 1
The Yale University Art Gallery will immortalize University President Richard Levin and his wife, Jane Levin, the director of undergraduate studies for the Directed Studies program, by naming a new teaching gallery after the University’s first couple. Jock Reynolds, director of the YUAG, said he will announce today the naming of the Jane and Richard »

Preservationists honor Scully

October 16, 2009 • 0
Professor Emeritus Vincent Scully ’40 GRD ’49 was honored Thursday with the national preservation movement’s highest accolade. But, at 89, he was unable to accept it in person. Scully received the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Louise DuPont Crowninshield Award, the most prestigious of the organization’s annual prizes. The prize recognizes lifetime achievement in the »
The new exhibition “Postwar Avant-Garde and the Culture of Protest 1945 to 1968 and Beyond” opened at the Beinecke Library on Oct. 6.

Art and protest at the Beinecke

October 13, 2009 • 1
To the right of the security desk at the Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, a black and white poster screams “Fin de L’Universitaire.” But it’s not the end of Yale that the print is advocating; it is an artifact of the 1968 student protests in France, the culmination of nearly two decades of avant-garde »