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Background image shows a circular design in light pink with rays from center circle to fluted edge. Printed on the surface in red is the title of the exhibition, printed in black is the subtitle and the dates of the exhibition.
Friday, August 5, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, March 5, 2023 (All day)
Women have been involved in the printing and production of books in what became the United States since Elizabeth Glover established a press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1638. After the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 forced her to flee the United States, Mary Ann Shadd, an African American woman, founded and published The Provincial Freeman, an antislavery newspaper, in 1853 in Ontario, Canada. This exhibition celebrates the important history of women in printing and publishing by featuring ten women artists, illustrators, and printers currently working on the West Coast of the
Friday, July 22, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, January 8, 2023 (All day)
Visit the Beinecke Library website for daily hours and other visitor information. This exhibition presents many of the most historically significant manuscript maps from the late medieval and early modern period from the Beinecke Library’s vast collection of maps. It is focused on portolan charts - large, colorful charts that showed the shoreline of the Mediterranean, and were used by sailors to navigate from port to port. These maps were crucial to the expansion of European trade in the fiftieth and sixteenth century. Yale University Library has one of the most significant map collections of
Detail of a poster showing former president Ronald Reagan's face in green with the word "AIDSGATE" printed in bright pink across the bottom, below his chin.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (All day)
Highlighted in the Medical Library’s newest wall exhibition are posters reflecting activism on behalf of women, children, and the HIV/AIDS community, dating from 1970 to 1998. These posters provide snapshots of larger efforts by activists to challenge the status quo and promote the welfare of people who needed action from government and industry groups. The Historical Library houses over 2,000 posters reflecting the history of medicine and health broadly, including materials related to activism and social movements. Featured posters include AIDSGATE, 1987, from the Silence = Death
Black on orange background image shows arms of the Foundling Hospital at top with Knight Errant of the Distressed in gothic font and Horace Walpole and Eighteenth-Century London in italics below.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 2:00pm to Wednesday, December 21, 2022 - 4:30pm
Was Horace Walpole really a “miser,” as William Hazlitt claimed? This exhibition uses images, manuscripts, artefacts and extracts from publications and correspondence to situate Walpole within the burgeoning philanthropic culture of his age. It reveals Walpole’s secret giving to prisoners and other good causes and examines the principles that underlay his philanthropy. A main aim of the exhibition is to stimulate discussion about philanthropy today. Walpole wrote that “if it ever is justifiable to good sense to act romantically, it is by being the knights errant of the distressed.” The
Seated woman in black pants and white shirt smoking cigarette bending over arm of chair to kiss another woman. Above them floats a pair of legs wearing pump-style dark shoes.
Monday, May 2, 2022 (All day) to Friday, September 30, 2022 (All day)
This year’s Yale Library Senior Exhibit, curated by Gabrielle Colangelo ‘22, is now on display in the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibition Corridor. All are invited to a Curator’s Talk and Tour on Tuesday, May 10, at 4:30 pm , in the Exhibition Corridor and an on-line Curator Talk on Monday, May 16, at 4 pm. Libraries are sites of self-discovery. Many coming-out stories feature accounts of individuals finding queerness for the first time while reading. At the same time, libraries are not apolitical spaces: homophobic and outdated library classification practices have made “lesbian” a
Black text on bright color background grading left to right from pink to yellow. Text reads:  at right. Text reads there are the ones who do see me, Clebrating Yale Women Artists, April 2-August 25, 2022
Saturday, April 2, 2022 (All day) to Friday, August 26, 2022 (All day)
As part of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Women at Yale, this exhibition highlights works by women who have graduated from the School of Art, Yale’s first coeducational school. The education of women has been a fundamental part of the School’s mission since its foundation. The initial bequest that made the School possible was a donation of Augustus and Caroline Street specifically for “a school for practical instruction, open to both sexes, for such as propose to follow art as a profession.” Drawn from Arts Library Special Collections, these artists books, prints, and photo
series of portraits lined up in a glass display
Sunday, August 1, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, December 31, 2022 (All day)
The portraits featured in this exhibit are drawn from a larger series of photographs by Tanya Marcuse (MFA ’90). This exhibit is part of the university-wide 50 Women at Yale 150 celebration, which aims “to showcase the depth of women’s contributions to Yale and to the world, to celebrate women at the university, and to inspire thoughtful conversation about the future of women at Yale and in the larger society.”
A woman in blue jihad talking to a boy and an open book in front of them
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 (All day) to Friday, December 22, 2023 (All day)
The Cushing Center, located within the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, is an extensive permanent medical historical exhibition created from the personal papers and collections of Harvey Cushing, father of modern neurosurgery and an 1891 Yale graduate. It includes jars of century-old brain specimens used in his research as well as historical books and manuscripts, reproductions of artwork, and videos.