LeWitt exhibition to open

February 16, 2007 • 0
Over 50 Sol LeWitt wall drawings, many of which already do or soon will belong to the Yale University Art Gallery, will be installed over the next two years in a 27,000-square-foot restored industrial building at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. Set to open in the fall of 2008, the »

UAE draws arts schools

February 5, 2007 • 0
A desert island teeming with mangroves and gazelles may seem like an unlikely site for a Yale arts program, but the government of Abu Dhabi, attempting to create the world’s next artistic and cultural haven, is betting that Yale will want to be a part of it. University officials said they are engaged in high-level »

Art School apps surge

February 1, 2007 • 1
The Yale School of Art received a record 1,215 applications this year, a 15 percent jump from last year, reflecting the added popularity of MFA programs in general and of Yale’s in particular. The applications, which were due Jan. 19, faced a first-round critique Wednesday, as juries began to meet to evaluate the materials of »

Mice, pests scurry through dorms

January 26, 2007 • 0
Sitting in his common room last fall, Dan Geoffrion ’10 was surprised by an unexpected visitor — a mouse. He and his suitemates chased the creature around the room until they caught it in an empty fish tank. “Whiskers of Steel” became the primary focus of attention in Geoffrion’s suite for a few days. His »

Library aims to digitize most media

January 17, 2007 • 0
The University is now almost halfway to its goal of digitizing 180,000 images in preparation for moving its collection of slides and mounted photographs to an off-campus storage facility. When the History of Art Department moves into its new York St. building, the Library will move the Visual Resources Collection — which is composed of »

Restored Kahn gallery to reopen

December 1, 2006 • 0
The Yale University Art Gallery, the first major commission of renowned modernist architect Louis Kahn, is about to reopen to the public after a three-year, $44 million renovation. The renovations have restored original elements of Kahn’s design that deteriorated or were altered over the years. Architects have also updated problematic features of the building to »

Photography class enrollment falls

November 15, 2006 • 0
Phoebe Rounds ’07 has found an intimate atmosphere in a traditionally popular and crowded class, as one of only six students in a section of an introductory photography course that even last year did not offer enough spots to fill demand. The restructuring of the undergraduate photography program this semester — which involved adding a »

Meyers to stay at YCBA

November 13, 2006 • 0
Amy Meyers GRD ’85 first set foot in the Yale Center for British Art on the day of its opening in 1977. She originally arrived on campus as a student in the American studies program, but Meyers returned in 2002 to direct the center that had captivated her 30 years earlier. Meyers was reappointed last »

Student art center proposed

November 9, 2006 • 2
As administrators work to expand Yale’s arts facilities, one project under consideration is a new student center for the arts that could offer students space to work and socialize. Renovations to the Yale University Art Gallery and the Art & Architecture building, as well as other ongoing new construction, will also expand social spaces for »

Kahn building prepares for opening

October 27, 2006 • 0
Although the Yale University Art Gallery, designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn, will not reopen its doors to the public until Dec. 10, its fully visible, dramatic window-walls have allowed curious passers-by a chance to get a glimpse of the ongoing transformation of the building. The December celebrations will mark the culmination of a three-year, »

Burrito vendor robbed

October 13, 2006 • 0
The Roomba burrito cart at Elm and York streets was robbed Thursday at about 7 p.m., according to the cart’s owners and people present at the scene of the incident. Roomba co-owner Arturo Franco-Camacho said that Josefat Perez, a worker for the Roomba burrito cart, was robbed at gunpoint but was not harmed in the »

Events target local voter turnout

September 25, 2006 • 0
Although voter registration and participation rates across the nation have been low for decades, members of the Connecticut nonprofit organization DemocracyWorks say they hope to change those statistics. Starting today and running through Friday, DemocracyWorks will be hosting Library Voter Registration Week statewide. The week will include a variety of events designed to increase turnout »