Univ. Art Gallery launches first podcast, aims for wide appeal

April 25, 2007
By Rachel Boyd StaFF REPORTER A self-described “techie geek,” Yale University Art Gallery Museum Educator Aja Armey spends much of her free time listening to podcasts, ranging from comedy shows to news broadcasts to knitting lessons. But last fall, Armey decided to try to combine her work and play, and began planning a podcast for »

Mellon ’29 remembered for his love of British art

April 23, 2007
When Paul Mellon ’29 was deciding where to attend college in 1925, one package in the mail made all the difference. Princeton, one of his two top choices, sent Mellon an ominous black book detailing its 10 p.m. curfews and endless other restrictions. “He thought, ‘the hell with that,’ and he got in touch with »

Mellon exhibit opens

April 18, 2007
The third-oldest surviving globe, a 1476 first-edition Chaucer manuscript, a rare Turner sketchbook and about 250 other gems in the Yale Center for British Art are on view at the Center as part of an exhibition commemorating its founder, Paul Mellon ’29. “Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art” — the largest exhibition in »

Mouse gives Morsel disease

April 17, 2007
Although the occasional small, fuzzy visitor to Yale dorm rooms may seem innocuous, a recent case of meningitis in Morse College indicates that mice living in residence halls could pose serious health risks. A Morse College sophomore who lives in Entryway A contracted LCMV — a form of viral meningitis that is transmitted through rodents »

School of Architecture sees four-day evaluation for reaccreditation process

April 6, 2007
The National Architecture Accrediting Board, the only organization granting accreditation to U.S. architecture programs, completed a four-day evaluation of Yale’s Architecture School on Wednesday. Beginning on Sunday, NAAB members met with numerous students, faculty and administrators, including Architecture School Dean Robert Stern, University President Richard Levin, Provost Andrew Hamilton and Deputy Provost for the Arts »

Faculty visit Abu Dhabi

April 2, 2007
Researching further the challenges of building an arts institute in Abu Dhabi, a group of arts faculty and administrators traveled to the United Arab Emirates over spring break to meet with government and education officials and develop ideas about the institute’s potential curriculum. Deputy Provost for the Arts Barbara Shailor and professors and deans from »

Art applicants begin interviews

March 29, 2007
Many applicants to the Yale School of Art have stressful dreams about their admissions interviews, but yesterday Matthew Spiegelberg’s nightmare came true. He left his home in Baltimore, Md. at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, packed all of his best paintings in his truck, and began what was supposed to be a five-hour drive to New »

Arts flock to Abu Dhabi

March 9, 2007
“Winged Victory,” along with other masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection, may literally take flight in 2012, when the Louvre plans to open a branch of its galleries in Abu Dhabi. In return, Abu Dhabi’s government — which is also discussing plans for a possible collaboration with Yale — will send more than $1 billion to »

Yale Corp. visit focuses on arts

February 28, 2007
The arts were the focus of last weekend’s winter meeting of the Yale Corporation, the University’s highest governing body. The Corporation fellows, accompanied by the officers of the University, met with students, professors and administrators from the schools of Architecture, Art, Drama and Music. The weekend, which provided an opportunity for the arts schools to »

Art show wins award

February 26, 2007
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. When the Societe Anonyme opened in 1920, its founders intended it to be an organization in which all sorts of artists — especially lesser-known ones — could present modernist art without the need for approval from critics and art historians. Today, the art »

China may open doors to Eli architects

February 22, 2007
Architecture students could soon escape their New Haven studios and move with their sketchbooks to Asia, pending a decision by administrators tentatively considering the addition of undergraduate architecture courses to the Yale-in-Peking curriculum. Architecture School Dean Robert Stern said officials are exploring the ways architecture majors might be able to study abroad as part of »

Student brings art to hospital

February 20, 2007
Catharine Balco’s ART ’07 expertise isn’t limited to the canvases in her studio. This painting student has a flair for making colorful window collages, simple pencil drawings and even sculptures of Kleenex and medical tape. And she hopes to bring such projects to Yale-New Haven Hospital starting March 1. Balco has teamed up with The »