Lux et Femina: Women in Graphic Design at Yale

Admission: 
Free

Time: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 (All day) to Friday, February 25, 2022 (All day)
Location: 
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Description: 

Continuing the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Women at Yale, this exhibition highlights works by women who have graduated from the graphic design program at Yale School of Art, the first graduate program in graphic design in the United States.

Like all programs at the School of Art, graphic design has been coeducational since its foundation in 1951 under Alvin Eisenman. Women’s presence in the program has only grown since Sheila Levrant de Bretteville (M.F.A 1964), the first tenured woman at the school of art, was appointed as the second director in 1990. This exhibition represents 70 years of Yale’s graphic design program by pairing the thesis books of 20 remarkable designers with a sample of their professional work in the form of books, postage stamps, posters, business cards, and more.

Curated by: Miko McGinty (’93 BA, ’98 MFA) and Mar González Palacios, Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections