Culture

Picasso as literature

January 27, 2009 • 0
Only a book illustrated by Pablo Picasso would depict the main character’s love interest as an abstract mess of cubist shapes. “Picasso and the Allure of Language,” an exhibit opening at the Yale University Art Gallery today, explores Picasso’s relationship with writers and the different ways in which he re-imagined books, poetry and language in »
Culture

Recession stalls YUAG renovation

January 20, 2009 • 0
The global financial crisis that caused the University endowment to shrink by 25 percent has hit the Yale University Art Gallery as well. The gallery’s two-year renovation project of Egerton Swartwout’s Old Art Gallery will be delayed indefinitely as part of a University-wide budgetary measure that requires the freezing of construction projects that have not »
Culture

YUAG brings tea to life

January 20, 2009 • 0
Under the shade of pink cherry blossoms in a Japanese garden hundreds of years ago, the hosts of tea gatherings poured steaming water from iron kettles into tea bowls containing powdered green tea, creating a frothy drink with an elegant flavor. The cherry blossoms may be absent in wintry New Haven, but the Yale University »
Culture

Long Wharf loses director to Drama School

December 13, 2008 • 0
Joan Channick DRA ’89, the managing director of New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, will join the School of Drama as an associate dean, the University announced Thursday. The newly created position will involve participation in planning and management, with particular focus on student life, including recruiting, financial aid, professional development and post-graduate placement. School of »
Culture

Art gallery brings together historic duo

December 5, 2008 • 0
George and Martha Washington are finally reunited — at the Yale University Art Gallery. The gallery recently acquired an 1801 miniature painting of George Washington by British painter Robert Field. The watercolor on ivory miniature is the complement of a miniature of Martha Washington already owned by the Art Gallery. The purchase, made through the »
Culture

‘Rough’ a smooth ride

December 2, 2008 • 1
All aboard for a seaborne comedy: It involves a playful play-within-a-play on a transatlantic ocean liner in the jazzy ’30s — with tap-dancing to boot. Tom Stoppard’s “Rough Crossing,” a light comedy adapted from a play by Ferenc Molnár and directed by Mark Rucker DRA ’92, is the Yale Repertory Theatre’s third production of the »
Culture

Music theater workshops to debut

November 20, 2008 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Musical-lovers, rejoice. The next “Spring Awakening” may be produced at Yale. On Wednesday, the School of Drama and the School of Music announced the establishment of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre — a two-week workshop where selected writers of three pieces of »
Culture

Stern snares Scully Prize

November 13, 2008 • 79
Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65, the Dean of the School of Architecture, has had quite a week. After rededicating the architectural masterpiece of his mentor Paul Rudolph, Stern is being honored in the name of another mentor, Professor Vincent Scully ’40 GRD ’49. The National Building Museum awarded Stern the prestigious 10th annual Vincent Scully »
Culture

Rudolph rededicated

November 10, 2008 • 1
The old Art & Architecture building probably would have been demolished long ago if razing it were not cost-prohibitive. But that prospect was unthinkable on Saturday to the 600 people who gathered for the building’s official rechristening. After three years of renovations, many a roll of paprika carpeting and one last cleaning of its sweeping »
University

On the ground: Paul Rudolph draws a crowd

November 10, 2008 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. “Churches should not be designed for Easter Sunday, and this is our Easter Sunday” said School of Architecture Dean Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65 to the 500 people who could not find a seat in Hastings Hall. Famous architects, patrons of the art »
Culture

Back to former glory, A&A named for Rudolph

November 7, 2008 • 3
Since it was built in 1963, Paul Rudolph’s Art & Architecture Building has survived a fire, undergone dramatic renovations and been derided by critics for embodying everything that was wrong with modernism. But the building, which was officially renamed Paul Rudolph Hall today, has been restored to its original design and expanded to create a »
Culture

Productions have ‘added to richness’

October 28, 2008 • 1
The World Performance Project introduced the study of performance as an academic discipline just two years ago. Now, in its last year of funding, the WPP must look back on its role in Yale’s arts world and make a case for its future. Established by theater studies professor Joseph Roach after he received a $1.5 »