Yalies showcase art in Santa Fe

Last weekend marked the opening of SITE Santa Fe’s eighth International Biennial Exhibition, co-curated by Sarah Lewis GRD ’13, a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department and a critic in painting and printmaking at the School of Art. The exhibition, titled “The Dissolve,” presents contemporary art that fuses technology with traditional art forms, […]


Art Gallery nets famed photo archive

The darkroom decisions and creative process of famous American photographer Lee Friedlander, known for his photographs of everything American, will soon be accessible to Yale students through his personal archive . The Yale University Art Gallery and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manscript Library will announce today their joint acquisition of Friedlander’s archive for an […]


Designer’s life and works explored

Yale was the first university in the country to establish a graphic design degree program, in 1950. And one of the department’s first professors was Herbert Matter, who arrived in 1952 and taught photography and design here. Matter is the subject of a new documentary, “The Visual Language of Herbert Matter,” written and directed by […]


Yale’s approach in focus

Created with flickr slideshow. Every Tuesday afternoon, in a room in Green Hall that still bears traces of its former use as the site of a swimming pool, a student sits alone facing a panel of some of photography’s greatest figures — such as Richard Benson, Tod Papageorge, Philip-Lorca diCorcia ART ’79 and Gregory Crewdson […]


Founding director of British Art Center honored

Today in Chicago, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art Jules Prown will be honored for his contributions to the study of the history of art at the College Art Association’s annual conference. The founding director of the Yale Center for British Art, Prown oversaw the construction of the legendary building — Louis I. Kahn’s […]


Yale’s message in a bottle

WILLINGTON, Conn. — On a hillside in rural Connecticut, there is a small, red wooden house. Inside, a natural spring rises to the surface through a granite base above a pit of sand. This is the source of Yale’s bottled water. For the past nine years, the University has purchased water — labeled with Yale’s […]


A new perspective from an old hand

American photographer Rodney Smith DIV ’73 has never shied away from asking existential questions. In his latest book, “The End” — a limited edition, 16 by 20-inch, $750 monograph available now — Smith reevaluates the photographic vision that has defined his more than 30-year career in New York working for magazines such as Vanity Fair […]


Christmas comes early to the Gallery

HARTFORD — Tucked away in an old warehouse here is a room filled to the ceiling with photographs. There are photos propped up against the wall, on top of bookshelves, in collages on the white-painted brick walls — on every visible surface of the studio. For the past 25 years, Nancy and Robinson Grover ’58 […]


Profs show off brush work

Yale students are not the only ones on campus with a diverse range of unrelated talents. Currently on view at the Whitney Humanities Center gallery is an exhibition titled “Who Knew?” featuring paintings by four professors who are not primarily artists. And while the paintings by Hazel Carby, Paul Fry, Richard Lalli and John Loge […]


Yale lecturer publishes ‘fun’ photos

At Lisa Kereszi’s ART ’00 book signing Thursday at the Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City, one man, upon flipping to the title page of her book and seeing the photo of a pair of doors with a brightly painted eye leading into a dark space, remarked out loud, “Oh I get it: It’s […]


Penn passes but leaves legacy at Yale gallery

A woman reclines elegantly, the rhombuses of her dress and the edges of her angled hat jumping off the page in their unnatural blackness. Even her eyebrows and eyelashes follow suit, sharply curved in a deep black. Everything in the photograph “Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn)” at the Yale University Art Gallery is simply a pure […]