Events under 'Arts'
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Yale University Art Gallery: It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America

1111 Chapel St.
New Haven
203-432-0600

Standout works by turn-of-the-twentieth-century American artists capture the energy and spirit of a nation in flux

It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America presents a fresh view of the dawn of the modern age through nearly 60 late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, prints, drawings, and watercolors on loan to the Yale University Art Gallery from a private collection. The new century saw the acceleration of America’s already dizzying transformation into an industrial power, which had defining effects on the nation’s art and culture. Technological innovations improved the quality of life for many—even as American cities grew larger, denser, and tougher—and artists embraced both the glamour and grittiness of urban life as a quintessentially modern subject. Opening with the bustling street and colorful flags of Childe Hassam’s Avenue of the Allies (1918), the exhibition is organized thematically, addressing the leading artistic ideas of the day as well as the underlying preoccupations that drove them.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Every Week until June 05, 2017

Out of Order Robert Gregson Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop

In his spring exhibition, Out of Order, at Creative Arts Workshop, Robert Gregson explores contradictions where order and disorder share the same place. The exhibition at 80 Audubon Street in New Haven is free and open Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am to noon from May 22-June 20. An opening reception will be held on May 21 from 2 pm-4pm. Videos of Gregson's work can be found at CreativeArtsWorkshop.org/about-us/media.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Every 6 Weeks until May 28, 2017

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines

World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world’s first international conflict. Approximately 11 million soldiers were killed, and the war's toll including civilian casualties exceeded 20 million. The United States, by declaration of President Woodrow Wilson, formally entered the war Apr. 6, 1917. By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. Of these, more than 1,600 were Knights of Columbus. Both the first and last American military officers to die during the war were K of C members.

In addition to Knights who served on the battlefield as soldiers, the Order was active in war relief efforts, managing highly successful fundraising drives and providing hospitality to servicemen in America and abroad through Knights of Columbus recreation centers known as “huts.”

The impact of World War I was felt for generations. Methods of warfare were forever altered. The map of Europe was completely redrawn at the conclusion of the war, and decisions that followed may be attributed to the start of World War II in 1939. No one was unaffected during this time period.

The Knights of Columbus Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ participation in the war with an exhibition, World War I: Beyond the Front Lines (Apr. 6, 2017 – Dec. 30, 2018). The exhibition provides an historical retrospective of the war and includes interactives, images and artifacts from the Knights of Columbus Museum collection, Supreme Council archives and borrowed materials from private lenders and organizations. A series of WWI-related lectures and presentations will be offered throughout the course of the exhibition.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Every Day until December 30, 2018

Yale Art Gallery - Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

This exhibition presents photographer Lee Friedlander’s images of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, a critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history. On May 17, 1957—the third anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, which outlawed segregation in public schools—thousands of activists, including many leaders from religious, social, educational, labor, and political spheres, united in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C. At this first large-scale gathering of African Americans on the National Mall, an event that was a forerunner of the 1963 March on Washington at which Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his famed “I Have a Dream” speech, protestors called on federal authorities to enforce desegregation, support voting rights, and combat racial violence. Friedlander photographed many of the illustrious figures who attended or spoke at the march, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Mahalia Jackson, and Harry Belafonte, and he wove among the demonstrators on the ground to capture the energy and expressions of the day. In commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, the Gallery exhibits this set of images publicly for the first time.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until July 10, 2017

Yale Art Gallery - Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas

1111 Chapel St. New Haven   203-432-0600 Website

February 3, 2017–June 18, 2017

Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas examines intersections between the art-making and art-collecting strategies of the Alberses, two of the most influential figures of 20th-century modernism. Between 1935 and 1967, the couple made numerous trips to Latin America, namely Mexico and Peru, and amassed a large collection of ancient artworks from the region. The exhibition looks at these objects in depth and considers how Anni and Josef’s collection supported their aesthetic sensibilities and teaching practice. In addition to objects from the ancient Americas, the show gathers together dozens of works that the couple made, including textiles, paintings, works on paper, and rarely studied photographs that Josef took at archaeological sites and museums. Demonstrating the Alberses’ deep and sustained engagement with ancient American art, an interest that was decades ahead of its time, Small-Great Objects explores a fascinating dimension of the couple’s creative vision.

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until June 19, 2017

Yale Art Gallery - Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

1111 Chapel St. New Haven   203-432-0600 Website


Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

February 17, 2017–July 23, 2017
    Yale University Art Gallery
    

Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light is the first exhibition on this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions in more than forty years. As early as 1919, well before the advent of consumer television and video technology, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic medium, developing the means to control and project colorful, luminous forms that have been compared to the aurora borealis—and which he referred to collectively as lumia. The exhibition features nearly half of the extant light works by Wilfred representing each phase of his career, from early at-home instruments made for individual viewers to his most ambitious public installation, Lumia Suite, Opus 158, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1963 and recently restored in a joint conservation project by the Gallery and MoMA. Also included in the exhibition are sketches and diagrams from the artist’s archive, now in Yale University Library’s Manuscripts and Archives collection. Recognized as an innovator by artists of his time such as Jackson Pollock, László Moholy-Nagy, and Katherine Dreier, Wilfred has since disappeared from the story of American modernism. Lumia restores this avant-garde artist to his rightful place at the forefront of kinetic and light art.

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until July 24, 2017

Modern Art from the Middle East

1111 Chapel St. New Haven   203-432-0600 Website

With Modern Art from the Middle East, the Yale University Art Gallery joins the campus-wide celebration of the 175th anniversary of Arabic studies at Yale and honors Edward Elbridge Salisbury, B.A. 1832, the first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit in the Americas. The installation presents a selection of paintings and sculptures by artists rarely exhibited in the United States. The objects are drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, founded by Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi to promote art from the Arab world through both local and international exhibitions. The works on view highlight the art movements that blossomed in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria in the second half of the 20th century and testify to the emergence of a unique aesthetic in these countries. Hovering between abstraction and figuration, the objects fuse modern elements with ancient sources and sociopolitical references.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until July 17, 2017

Yale University Campus Tour

The center welcomes visitors and offers daily guided tours of Yale.  Groups of 10 or more require a reservation.  Architecture tours and foreign language tours are available for a fee by appointment.  Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Weekends: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Weekends: 1:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Dec 23 - Jan 1.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every Week until December 23, 2017

Happiness: The Writer in the Garden, with companion exhibition Bird Watching

121 Wall St. New Haven

203-432-2977 

 http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/happiness

On view from May 5 through August 12

#BeineckeHappiness

About Happiness: The Writer in the Garden

Like a wandering vine, the subject of garden-making winds through the shelves of books and boxes of archives in the collection of the Beinecke Library. In the materials that make up this exhibition, one state of mind appears over and again: Happiness. Writers of all dispositions seem to agree that the work of shaping the natural world into manageable plots brings particularly rewarding forms of joy and satisfaction.

Many parts of the Beinecke’s collections are represented in this exhibition – from 17th century printed books to contemporary archives. Because of the history of the collections in the library, the selections are weighted towards English language materials, but they stand for versions of joy felt around the world when a writer looks into the face of a fresh blossom.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Every Week until August 13, 2017

Yale University Campus Tour

The center welcomes visitors and offers daily guided tours.  Groups of 10 or more require a reservation.  Architecture tours and foreign language tours are available for a fee by appointment.  Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Weekends: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Weekends: 1:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Dec 23 - Jan 1.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every Week until December 23, 2017

Guilford Public School Art Exhibition at Guilford Art Center

Works by students in grades K-12 in Guilford Public Schools will be featured in an exhibition in the gallery at Guilford Art Center, May 12-June 4, 2017.  This exhibition will celebrate the creativity and talent of Guilford’s youngest artists and will include works in all media.

“We are excited to highlight art works created by Guilford’s school-aged artists” says Guilford Art Center Executive Director, Maureen Belden. “Our community and our schools have a wonderful reputation for encouraging education in the arts—in music, theater, dance and the visual arts. We like to think that our programs at Guilford Art Center have inspired young artists, and we know that their creativity adds to the richness, diversity and beauty of our town.”

Also on view will be photographs by Sheri Kellaher, celebrating Guilford Public Schools’ Unified Sports program and Guilford Art Center’s new Unified Art classes. Kellaher is a photographer and graphic designer and is known for her riveting photos of town sporting events. Her images of the Unified Sports—partnered teams comprised of students with and without intellectual disabilities—capture the program’s unique spirit of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and friendship.

The opening reception for both exhibitions is on Friday, May 12, from 5-7. Exhibiting artists and their families and friends are especially welcome to attend. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

For more information contact www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203.453.5947.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Every Day until June 04, 2017

Yale University Art Gallery: It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America

1111 Chapel St.
New Haven
203-432-0600

Standout works by turn-of-the-twentieth-century American artists capture the energy and spirit of a nation in flux

It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America presents a fresh view of the dawn of the modern age through nearly 60 late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, prints, drawings, and watercolors on loan to the Yale University Art Gallery from a private collection. The new century saw the acceleration of America’s already dizzying transformation into an industrial power, which had defining effects on the nation’s art and culture. Technological innovations improved the quality of life for many—even as American cities grew larger, denser, and tougher—and artists embraced both the glamour and grittiness of urban life as a quintessentially modern subject. Opening with the bustling street and colorful flags of Childe Hassam’s Avenue of the Allies (1918), the exhibition is organized thematically, addressing the leading artistic ideas of the day as well as the underlying preoccupations that drove them.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Every Week until June 05, 2017

Out of Order Robert Gregson Exhibit at Creative Arts Workshop

In his spring exhibition, Out of Order, at Creative Arts Workshop, Robert Gregson explores contradictions where order and disorder share the same place. The exhibition at 80 Audubon Street in New Haven is free and open Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am to noon from May 22-June 20. An opening reception will be held on May 21 from 2 pm-4pm. Videos of Gregson's work can be found at CreativeArtsWorkshop.org/about-us/media.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Every 6 Weeks until May 28, 2017

World War I: Beyond the Front Lines

World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world’s first international conflict. Approximately 11 million soldiers were killed, and the war's toll including civilian casualties exceeded 20 million. The United States, by declaration of President Woodrow Wilson, formally entered the war Apr. 6, 1917. By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. Of these, more than 1,600 were Knights of Columbus. Both the first and last American military officers to die during the war were K of C members.

In addition to Knights who served on the battlefield as soldiers, the Order was active in war relief efforts, managing highly successful fundraising drives and providing hospitality to servicemen in America and abroad through Knights of Columbus recreation centers known as “huts.”

The impact of World War I was felt for generations. Methods of warfare were forever altered. The map of Europe was completely redrawn at the conclusion of the war, and decisions that followed may be attributed to the start of World War II in 1939. No one was unaffected during this time period.

The Knights of Columbus Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ participation in the war with an exhibition, World War I: Beyond the Front Lines (Apr. 6, 2017 – Dec. 30, 2018). The exhibition provides an historical retrospective of the war and includes interactives, images and artifacts from the Knights of Columbus Museum collection, Supreme Council archives and borrowed materials from private lenders and organizations. A series of WWI-related lectures and presentations will be offered throughout the course of the exhibition.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Every Day until December 30, 2018

Yale Art Gallery - Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas

1111 Chapel St. New Haven   203-432-0600 Website

February 3, 2017–June 18, 2017

Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas examines intersections between the art-making and art-collecting strategies of the Alberses, two of the most influential figures of 20th-century modernism. Between 1935 and 1967, the couple made numerous trips to Latin America, namely Mexico and Peru, and amassed a large collection of ancient artworks from the region. The exhibition looks at these objects in depth and considers how Anni and Josef’s collection supported their aesthetic sensibilities and teaching practice. In addition to objects from the ancient Americas, the show gathers together dozens of works that the couple made, including textiles, paintings, works on paper, and rarely studied photographs that Josef took at archaeological sites and museums. Demonstrating the Alberses’ deep and sustained engagement with ancient American art, an interest that was decades ahead of its time, Small-Great Objects explores a fascinating dimension of the couple’s creative vision.

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until June 19, 2017

Yale Art Gallery - Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

1111 Chapel St. New Haven   203-432-0600 Website


Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

February 17, 2017–July 23, 2017
    Yale University Art Gallery
    

Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light is the first exhibition on this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions in more than forty years. As early as 1919, well before the advent of consumer television and video technology, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic medium, developing the means to control and project colorful, luminous forms that have been compared to the aurora borealis—and which he referred to collectively as lumia. The exhibition features nearly half of the extant light works by Wilfred representing each phase of his career, from early at-home instruments made for individual viewers to his most ambitious public installation, Lumia Suite, Opus 158, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1963 and recently restored in a joint conservation project by the Gallery and MoMA. Also included in the exhibition are sketches and diagrams from the artist’s archive, now in Yale University Library’s Manuscripts and Archives collection. Recognized as an innovator by artists of his time such as Jackson Pollock, László Moholy-Nagy, and Katherine Dreier, Wilfred has since disappeared from the story of American modernism. Lumia restores this avant-garde artist to his rightful place at the forefront of kinetic and light art.

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until July 24, 2017

Modern Art from the Middle East

1111 Chapel St. New Haven   203-432-0600 Website

With Modern Art from the Middle East, the Yale University Art Gallery joins the campus-wide celebration of the 175th anniversary of Arabic studies at Yale and honors Edward Elbridge Salisbury, B.A. 1832, the first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit in the Americas. The installation presents a selection of paintings and sculptures by artists rarely exhibited in the United States. The objects are drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates, founded by Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi to promote art from the Arab world through both local and international exhibitions. The works on view highlight the art movements that blossomed in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria in the second half of the 20th century and testify to the emergence of a unique aesthetic in these countries. Hovering between abstraction and figuration, the objects fuse modern elements with ancient sources and sociopolitical references.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until July 17, 2017

Yale University Campus Tour

The center welcomes visitors and offers daily guided tours of Yale.  Groups of 10 or more require a reservation.  Architecture tours and foreign language tours are available for a fee by appointment.  Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Weekends: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Weekends: 1:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Dec 23 - Jan 1.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Every Week until December 23, 2017

Happiness: The Writer in the Garden, with companion exhibition Bird Watching

121 Wall St. New Haven

203-432-2977 

 http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/happiness

On view from May 5 through August 12

#BeineckeHappiness

About Happiness: The Writer in the Garden

Like a wandering vine, the subject of garden-making winds through the shelves of books and boxes of archives in the collection of the Beinecke Library. In the materials that make up this exhibition, one state of mind appears over and again: Happiness. Writers of all dispositions seem to agree that the work of shaping the natural world into manageable plots brings particularly rewarding forms of joy and satisfaction.

Many parts of the Beinecke’s collections are represented in this exhibition – from 17th century printed books to contemporary archives. Because of the history of the collections in the library, the selections are weighted towards English language materials, but they stand for versions of joy felt around the world when a writer looks into the face of a fresh blossom.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Every Week until August 13, 2017

Yale University Campus Tour

The center welcomes visitors and offers daily guided tours.  Groups of 10 or more require a reservation.  Architecture tours and foreign language tours are available for a fee by appointment.  Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Weekends: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m., Weekends: 1:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Dec 23 - Jan 1.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every Week until December 23, 2017

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