Month Flat Week Day
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Categories: Arts & Culture *

Yale Center for British Art

Address: 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, CT

Marc Quinn: History Painting +
Friday, May 20–
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Fourth-floor galleries, Entrance Court

The exhibition Marc Quinn: History Painting + presents six works by British artist Marc Quinn (b. 1964) displayed among the historical collections of the Yale Center for British Art. The selection, which includes painting and sculpture, is shown alongside works by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and J. M. W. Turner, providing a contemporary foil to the museum’s holding of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history paintings, grand manner portraiture, landscape paintings, and portrait busts.

 Interior Dialogues: Works from the Collection
Wednesday, August 24, 2022–
Monday, January 23, 2023
Second-floor galleries

Inspired by Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s collaged portraits and interiors, this collection display explores themes that relate to the body, domestic space, and the collage technique. As in Akunyili Crosby’s practice, which is grounded in figures and materials of personal significance, the intimacy of these works creates new possibilities for artistic expression. Executed on a small scale that encourages close looking, each artwork reveals a private world unique to the artist.

Richard Long: Quantock Wood Circle
Wednesday, August 24, 2022–
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Library Court

Turner Prize–winning artist Richard Long (b. 1945) is a pioneer of land art. His 1981 work Quantock Wood Circle consists of 285 weathered branches Long collected while walking in the Quantock Hills near his home in Somerset, England. With each stick roughly the same size and arranged in an ordered pattern on the floor, the sculpture traverses the line between nature and artifact, exploring the relationship between nature’s free-form beauty and our own mechanistic systems for measuring space and time. When viewed from above, Quantock Wood Circle resembles a map or an aerial plan, its circular shape an archetype associated with perfection, unity, and the infinite.

The Yale Center for British Art is open on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from noon to 5 pm. Per Yale University guidelines, all visitors ages five and older must provide proof of up-to-date COVID vaccinations (initial series plus booster if eligible).

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