Yale Art Gallery acquires recovered German works

Two paintings lost for years at the hands of the Nazis have found their way into the Yale University Art Gallery. Last month, the gallery became the only museum in the United States with two paintings by the late Gothic artist Meister der Heiligen Sippe, known also as the Master of the Holy Kinship, after […]


Popular Art School classes respond to digital-age demands

Computer screens and digital cameras seem to be taking the place of some student artists’ more traditional paintbrushes and chisels. Digital art classes are becoming an increasingly popular part of the art major’s curriculum, according to Department of Art course-enrollment numbers. The department introduced this semester two new digital arts classes — digital drawing and […]


Undergraduate Gallery Guides to curate exhibit

In just six months, five undergraduate Gallery Guides will become experts in Jerome Liebling’s work — and have an exhibit to prove it. The undergraduate guides will work closely with the Academic Initiatives department of the gallery for the next semester and a half to curate an exhibit featuring 51 Jerome Liebling photographs. The exhibition, […]


Identity questioned in painting of ‘Lady Jane’

If confirmed as a depiction of Lady Jane Grey, a two-inch portrait at the Yale Center for British Art may put a face on a long-lost legend, according to one art historian’s recent work. The round painted miniature — which features a youthful woman with brown hair, blue eyes and a composed facial expression adorned […]


As Yale develops plans, NYU Abu Dhabi campus in works

As planning for Yale’s potential arts institute in Abu Dhabi continues, New York University formally announced earlier this month that it will open a liberal arts college of its own in the emirate. The NYU campus — to be financed by the Abu Dhabi government and scheduled to open in 2010 — represents perhaps the […]


ARC dean to design complex

With Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert Stern on board as its newly-hired designer, the College Square development is one step closer to living up to its name. Centerplan Development selected Stern last week to design its 19-story mixed-use complex, which will now feature hotel and conference rooms — in addition to its previously planned […]


Lucier ’54 premieres piece at art gallery

Visual art and music came together to honor American artist Sol LeWitt at the Yale University Art Gallery on Thursday night. At a gallery performance, sound artist Alvin Lucier ’54 premiered a four-minute musical composition inspired by LeWitt’s “Wall Drawing Number 11,” which is on view in the gallery lobby. Other pieces from past collaborations […]


My Yale – To Tea, or Not To Tea?

Behind the forest-green door on College Street, a lock of hair reputed to be Lord Byron’s is sealed in a vault; nearby, a series of priceless first editions — author: William Shakespeare — is carefully kept. To those who know what the green door conceals, the Elizabethan Club seems like an exclusive intellectual society with […]

Short Feature

Bulldog debaters arguably the best

The Yale Debate Assocation is basking in its success after pulverizing the competition this weekend at the national debate championship in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In a record-setting performance, Yale debaters won the tournament, and the team swept the top season-performance awards: Team of the Year, Speaker of the Year and Novice of the Year. Seventy-one teams […]


Autism study makes progress

Earlier this month, the Autism Genome Project — which includes several Yale researchers — announced that it has finished the first phase of its effort to identify the genes that cause autism. The project was founded in 2002, and Phase One involved the sequencing of gene samples from more than 1,200 families around the world. […]


Elm City to host spring break

Students who cannot — or choose not to — leave New Haven for spring break can now participate in an array of cultural and philanthropic activities in the Elm City. Rabbi Lina Grazier-Zerbarini, associate rabbi at the Joseph Slifka Center, is set to launch the first “Spring Break in New Haven” program this year. Sponsored […]