Culture

Rise in applicants at Art and Drama schools

April 22, 2009 • 1
The economic climate also led to a rise in the number of applicants at the Yale School of Drama and the School of Art. The School of Drama accepted 69 of its 1,281 applications — a 5.4 percent acceptance rate — citing its ability to offer generous financial aid as another explanation for the upward »
Culture

Arthur Miller production puts a spin on an old classic

April 21, 2009 • 2
The archetypal traveling salesman from Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” Willy Loman, will appear on the stage of the Yale Repertory Theatre for the first time this weekend. James Bundy DRA ’95, Dean of the School of Drama and Artistic Director of the Rep, directed Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winner, which stars three-time Emmy Award »
Culture

Children discover art at YUAG

April 13, 2009 • 1
It took a 4-year-old to see what distinguished art critics of the 20th century have failed to notice: a rocket ship, a television, a sunset, a volcano and a fishbowl in an abstract orange-canvas Mark Rothko painting at the Yale University Art Gallery. At the monthly “Stories and Art” event, which attracts around 20 children »
Culture

Q&A | Wright: a legend

April 7, 2009 • 0
“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change,” the late architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said. Deemed by scholars — and by himself — as the greatest American architect of the 20th century, Wright was a “titanic icon” in »
Culture

Q&A | Swazi artist uses theater to fight AIDS

March 31, 2009 • 7
Artist and activist Nicholas Bhekifa Mamba, president of the Association of Swazi Theatre Groups, uses theater to create awareness in AIDS-ridden Swazi communities. In his art, Mamba said he transforms performance into education, which can influence change within a culture. That culture is constantly struggling to reconcile long-rooted traditions with pressing health concerns and pressures »
Culture

Long Wharf postpones move

March 26, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The economic downturn that has halted architecture and construction projects across the nation has also caused a slowdown in Long Wharf Theatre’s $50 million move downtown. The theater announced last Wednesday that it will indefinitely postpone selecting an architecture firm to design its »
Culture

Gallery forms Indo-Pacific dept.

March 24, 2009 • 0
A wood and shell ancestral statue from Indonesia, a solid gold Buddha statue from Java and a ceremonial cloth from Sulawesi will soon be on display at the Yale University Art Gallery. The gallery announced last week the creation of an Indo-Pacific Art Department enabled by a gift from art collector Thomas Jaffe ’71, who »
Culture

Students split on production company

February 24, 2009 • 4
When producer Bruce Cohen ’83, who won an Academy Award for “American Beauty” and a nomination for “Milk,” decided to pursue his passion for film as an undergraduate at Yale, he had to install “a camera on top of a video deck the size of a briefcase” to shoot a film. The University did not »
Culture

Yale’s aspiring architects face a job shortage

February 24, 2009 • 5
Once upon a time, a lucrative 60-hour per-week office job at a respectable New York or Boston architecture firm was the natural step for an Eli who had just completed a master’s program in architecture. Graduate students did not even have to look for jobs: Firms came to Yale, conducted interviews and hired on the »
Culture

At Rudolph’s old house, frat puts function over form

February 16, 2009 • 3
A 1960s Vogue magazine photo shoot of a cocktail party in Paul Rudolph’s former New Haven house depicts women wearing pearls and men in tuxedos sipping martinis next to Rudolph’s trademark cantilevered staircase — steps that appear to be floating in the air. Parties are still hosted in that space today, but the current residents »
Sci-Tech

Part 3 of 4: Out West, arts and sciences find harmony

February 12, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. WEST HAVEN — The Peabody Museum of Natural History’s male elephant bone figurine and the Yale University Art Gallery’s female wooden counterpart, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will soon be reunited — on the West Campus.Two new arts core facilities, focusing »
Culture

Architecture School receives Ph.D. applications

January 29, 2009 • 0
When the Yale School of Architecture developed a doctoral of philosophy last year, it was the only institution of its kind not to offer a Ph.D program. Faculty began reviewing the first ever set of applications to the doctoral program this month. And as they prepare to admit their first class of doctoral candidates next »