YCBA exhibit illustrates comedies

In the first of two Shakespeare-inspired exhibitions this spring, the Bard’s comedies take center stage at the Yale Center for British Art. Amid a flurry of Shakespearean events promoted by the Shakespeare at Yale project, the exhibit “‘While these visions did appear’: Shakespeare On Canvas,” opened Jan. 3 to showcase the playwright’s influence on the […]

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With $11 mil donation, YUAG reopening on schedule

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 […]

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Taylor Edwards – LEAP

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 […]

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Bui brings bohemia to School of Art

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 […]

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La Casa transforms into art space

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 […]

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Obscure 18th-century artist shines at YCBA

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 […]

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Art alumna up for major award

A graduate student has been nominated for Canada’s biggest photography prize. Elaine Stocki GRD ’09 and three other photographers were shortlisted by a jury of four international experts in photography as candidates for the Grange Prize, which carries $50,000 in prize money. Two nominees were chosen from Canada and two from the country co-sponsoring the […]

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Music week gives local artists voice

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 […]

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Indian art shown at YCBA

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 […]

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Yale animals mistreated, report claims

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 […]

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History of Art req under fire

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 […]

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