With $11 mil donation, YUAG reopening on schedule

January 10, 2012
A major donation to the Yale University Art Gallery announced in December will put the final touches on an 11-year construction project. The $11 million donation from Stephen Susman ’62 will fund the Stephen Susman Galleries on the museum’s newly created fourth floor, part of the ongoing renovations to Street Hall and Swartwout Hall that »

Taylor Edwards – LEAP

December 2, 2011
Seventeen-year-old Taylor Edwards says she has always been shy, but this October — in front of 100 people — she was able to give her first speech. Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), a New Haven nonprofit that aims to provide a community for impoverished youths aged 5 to 23, had asked her to »

Bui brings bohemia to School of Art

November 29, 2011
Even in the digital age, the bohemian life is still alive for artists like Phong Bui, who runs a successful non-profit art magazine, has curated the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 institution, yet owns no cell phone. Best known for his whimsical, playful installations — which won him the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation »

La Casa transforms into art space

November 9, 2011
Over the weekend, La Casa Cultural — the Latino Cultural Center — transformed into an art exhibit, complete with two-way mirrors and sound effects. The show, which highlights the variegated history of the 19th-century building that Yale converted into the cultural center in 1977, was conceptualized and executed by four students at the School of »
A new exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art will showcase the art of a man whose work has not been exhibited globally in 35 years.

Obscure 18th-century artist shines at YCBA

October 26, 2011
The latest exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art brings a forgotten 18th-century artist out of obscurity. With “Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed,” the British Art Center is the first museum to focus on the works of painter Johann Zoffany in the United States. Curator Gillian Forrester said the show — which features 65 »

Music week gives local artists voice

October 12, 2011
Rock meets jazz and soul meets blues at the East Rock West Rock New Haven Music Week festival, which kicked off its festivities last Friday. Since East Rock West Rock was founded in 2009, it has become a vital part of New Haven’s music culture, said five performers interviewed, helping up-and-coming bands to break into »

Indian art shown at YCBA

October 11, 2011
While organizing a new exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, curator Holly Shaffer GRD ’14 said she intended to reveal the “secret history” of British colonial art in India. “Adapting the Eye: An Archive of the British in India, 1770-1830” focuses on works by Gangaram Tambat, an Indian artist who was worked as »

Yale animals mistreated, report claims

September 27, 2011
Yale has been rated the “second-worst” Ivy League university in a ranking of animal mistreatment in laboratories, but University administrators have dismissed the report as misleading. The report, compiled by the medical ethics group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, used statistics from routine inspections by the US Department of Agriculture to score the eight universities »

History of Art req under fire

September 20, 2011
History of art majors are expressing outrage this year over the inclusion of some incongruous classes in their non-Western requirement: ones in African-American art. Though the requirement has been in place for several years, Mimi Yiengpruksawan, the major’s director of undergraduate studies, said the department has received more perplexed student queries about the requirement this »
Twelve graduate students at the School of Architecture hope to use New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas as a platform for their design.

Architecture students design Green

September 13, 2011
Post professional students in Yale’s School of Architecture rarely get to see their designs come to fruition. But next semester, a handful will be able to bring their drawings to life on the New Haven Green. This spring, students enlisted in the School’s post-masters program will be tasked with the hands-on experience of designing a »
Aronson spent two weeks in Haiti restoring and preserving important pieces of the country’s art.

Yale conservator restores Haitian art

September 8, 2011
Since the 2010 earthquake, Haiti has been flooded with rescue teams, doctors and emergency workers, but now a new force is being sent into the Caribbean nation: art restorers. In front of an audience of around 50 students and faculty at the Yale Center for British Art on Wednesday evening, chief YCBApaintings conservator Mark Aronson »
The “Connections” exhibit currently on display at the Yale Center for British Art complements the center’s new online catalogue.

The Center for British Art makes “Connections”

September 5, 2011
Technology merges with art in the latest exhibition at the Center for British Art. The new show, “Connections,” highlights the inter-relations between the various collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings and rare books and manuscripts owned by the center. It is intended to be a physical manifestation of the center’s online catalogue, which allows the public »