Art at Yale goes global

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 […]

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Student curators branch out

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 […]

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New collection, new curator

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 […]

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Professor pushes for more Native art on campus

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 […]

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Briefly: Gallery construction now visible

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 […]

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Volume showcases student talent

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 […]

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Expenses a concern for arts majors

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 […]

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Art shielded from renovation

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 […]

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Art finds new venue in Dean’s office

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”9313″ ] The walls of the Dean’s Office are now covered with paintings, like this one by Christine Ng […]

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New associate arts dean settles in at Yale

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 […]

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Smilow’s interior features modern art

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 […]

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Gallery named for Levins

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 […]

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