Something about the Nature of Architecture: The History of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 12:15am to Thursday, December 31, 2026 - 1:30pm

View online exhibit here.

Yale’s Arts Library and the Art & Architecture building (now Rudolph Hall), have encountered numerous changes over the last 60 years, including a fire, adaptive reuse by students, incomplete renovations, and finally rehabilitation, restoration, and expansion. Though Rudolph’s original design has adapted to meet the changing needs of its occupants, the building–and the library–have retained many of his signature touches and the library remains a significant research center for art, art history, architecture and drama studies on Yale’s campus and beyond.

November 2023 marks both the 60th anniversary of the Art & Architecture building dedication (November 9, 1963), and the 15th anniversary of the formal opening of the restored A & A and Loria Center (November 8, 2008).

This online exhibition is a celebration of the architectural history of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the key events and partners who contributed to the impact and evolution of this building and collection.