Conservators at the Yale Center for British Art  are working with Haitian art experts to examine and restore portraits of Haitian political figures found in the YCBA’s storage facilities last year.

YCBA plans conservation exchange in Haiti

September 12, 2012 • 0
Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the Smithsonian Institution began a program to recover and restore artworks marred in the disaster based out of the offices of the United Nations Development Program. Now, the Yale Center for British Art is hoping to create a cultural exchange program to teach Haitian artists restoration techniques »
The library in the Yale University Art Gallery's new Nolen Center for Art and Education will be open in December.

At the Art Gallery, remodeling education

September 5, 2012 • 0
Though the long-awaited reopening of the Yale University Art Gallery is slated for Dec. 12, the Nolen Center for Art and Education is already becoming a center of activity within the gallery. Located on the lower level of Street Hall, the Nolen Center is the physical space given to the art gallery’s newly expanded academic »
Brazilian artist Jac Leirner incorporated everyday materials into her installation at the 32 Edgewood Gallery.

Brazilian artist finds beauty in the mundane

August 29, 2012 • 1
A Brazilian artist’s commentary on American materialism is at the forefront of the latest exhibit at the Yale School of Art’s 32 Edgewood Gallery. “Hardware Seda — Hardware Silk,” a showcase of work by Sao Paulo-based artist Jac Leirner, reopens today after showing for four weeks starting just before Commencement last May. Leirner conceptualized and »
The Yale Center for British Art is hosting a student-curated exhibit series titled “Art in Focus,” which focuses on art conservation.

Student curators highlight conservation

April 13, 2012 • 0
In the sixth year of “Art in Focus,” a student-curated exhibit series at the Yale Center for British Art that opens one show annually, student curators brought art conservation to the forefront for the first time. Organized by the Education Department of the British Art Center, the program joins students with curators, both from the »
Art critic Holland Cotter spoke about his career and the field of criticism at the Yale University Art Gallery Tuesday.

Times art critic offers tips

April 12, 2012 • 0
In “Criticism: Taking it Personally,” Pulitzer Prize- winner and New York Times art critic Holland Cotter broke down his approach to the field. In addition to discussing the more technical aspects of writing such as meeting deadlines and avoiding predictable language, Cotter tackled broader issues concerning art criticism, such as the relevance of being an »

Environmental film festival reopens, with a broad view

April 11, 2012 • 0
After opening Monday, the fourth-annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY) has grown in size and scope from years past. The student-run festival was launched as a small three day event in 2008 and has been expanding ever since, said EFFY managing director Paul Thomson GRD ’12. He added that while this year’s festival spans »

British Art Center pairs with Google on archive

April 4, 2012 • 0
The Yale Center for British Art announced Tuesday morning that, along with six other university museums, it will partner with Google to create a user-friendly international art database. Launched as a small 17-museum archive in February 2011, Google Art Project will now expand to include artworks from 150 museums around the globe online, including the »

Artist talks inspiration, styrofoam

March 27, 2012 • 0
While art students may start out working in pencil and charcoal, artist Tom Friedman gave some insight in a Monday talk into the successful use of more unconventional materials, such as hair and Styrofoam. Friedman, who has exhibited his work across the globe from London to Tokyo, spoke to a group of around 30 art »

Newly digitized comics teach Trojan War

February 15, 2012 • 0
With the help of one Yale alum, a ’90s historical comic book series is gaining a new, educational edge. Thomas Beasley GRD ’09 said in a Tuesday talk at Sterling Memorial Library that he hopes to put a modern twist on the study of ancient Greek history with the publication of a reader’s guide to »

Photorealist pioneer shows on Edgewood

February 1, 2012 • 0
A World War II fighter plane, a postcard of a cruise ship and memories of being bitten by a dog inspired some of the works in the latest exhibit at the School of Art’s 32 Edgewood Ave. gallery. “Malcolm Morley in a Nutshell: The Fine Art of Painting 1954-2012” opened this Tuesday as the second »

End in sight for YUAG renovations

January 31, 2012 • 1
A 14-year-long renovation project will draw to a close as the Yale University Art Gallery gears up to open its doors to visitors in December 2012. The $135 million construction project involves a sweeping restoration and rehabilitation of the Art Gallery’s existing space and an extension resulting in 69,975 square feet of exhibition space in »
“Olivia, Maria and Malvolio from Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene iv” by Johann Heinrich Ramberg is one of 17 paintings on view at the Yale Center for British Art as part of the Shakespeare at Yale festival.

YCBA exhibit illustrates comedies

January 11, 2012 • 0
In the first of two Shakespeare-inspired exhibitions this spring, the Bard’s comedies take center stage at the Yale Center for British Art. Amid a flurry of Shakespearean events promoted by the Shakespeare at Yale project, the exhibit “‘While these visions did appear’: Shakespeare On Canvas,” opened Jan. 3 to showcase the playwright’s influence on the »