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Monday, October 16, 2023 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 5:00pm
“City Rewritten: The Oak Street Connector and Urban Renewal in New Haven” explores the effects of the formative era of urban renewal on New Haven’s urban landscape and social history. Urban renewal was a progressive vision aimed at revitalizing a city’s economy, beautifying the urban landscape, removing residents from substandard living conditions, and promoting racial integration. However, historians and urban planners have largely viewed the policy as a failure, one that disproportionately displaced impoverished Black people and reinforced patterns of segregation. From the mid-1950s to the
Monday, October 16, 2023 - 12:00am to Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 5:00pm
“Anne Boleyn: Life and Legend” explores the extraordinary figure of Anne Boleyn (1501 or 1507?–1536) as well as the dramatic and changing world she lived in. Her story has captivated audiences from the contemporary Tudor court of 1536 to the twenty-first century. Anne was an influential and modern woman, navigating the constraints of a patriarchal society to find agency. Anne and Henry VIII’s (1491–1547) affair led him to break from Catholicism and establish the Church of England. Anne married Henry and was crowned Queen in 1533. Their marriage would produce a daughter, the future Queen
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, June 28, 2024 - 5:00pm
Art historians, curators, and connoisseurs often pose the question, Is it any good? evoking a sense of quality manifest in canonical works of art. By contrast, when building a collection of 18th-century prints for research, library founders W.S. and Annie Burr Lewis envisioned an essentially archival visual collection. Yet, aesthetic, material, and technical attributes are integral to understanding the power of visual art and artifacts to communicate the histories they document. Asking Is it any good? This exhibition explores the intersections of quality and documentary value. For the Lewises
Graphic image with partial etching of Shakespeare's face on red background with the words "The First Folio: Shakespeare for All Time?" in white lettering surprinting on the right side of his face. A grey banner across top reads, Hanke Exhibition Gallery
Monday, August 21, 2023 - 12:00pm to Sunday, February 4, 2024 - 12:00pm
This exhibit celebrates a portion of the Elizabethan Club’s rare book collections, largely assembled in the early 1910s by Alexander Smith Cochran, BA 1896, a young alumnus inspired by the Shakespeare lectures he attended while a student at Yale. The exhibit constellates around William Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623) but tells a broader story, foregrounding early modern printers, 20th-century bibliographers, and booksellers today. The First Folio established Shakespeare’s iconic status, but its longer history reminds us that Shakespeare’s position as valuable cultural property today—
Friday, August 4, 2023 - 12:00am to Sunday, January 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Visit the Beinecke Library website for daily hours and other visitor information. It is hard to miss the role of art in protest these days. Bold acts of performativity; vulnerable bodies marching and dancing in the streets; songs, chants, posters, banners, murals, new monuments raised and old ones brought crashing down. Alongside grief, fear, and anger, there is a collective exuberance here, the discovery of power in the aesthetics of resistance. It is this moment of unforeseen power in beauty mingling with defiance—art merging with protest—that breathes life into such images, infusing
Monday, March 6, 2023 - 12:00am to Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Yale University’s Visual Resources Collection dates to the 1930s and comprises approximately 370,000 slides (both lantern and 35mm) and 187,000 mounted photographs related to global art, architecture, and material culture. The collection was formed in response to curricular needs to support teaching and research in the Arts and Humanities. Yale’s VRC slide library was an independent entity located on High Street until 2008 when it was folded into the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library operations and collections, and physically moved to the Haas Arts Library. The history of this collection
series of portraits lined up in a glass display
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 12:00am
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 - 12:00am to Friday, December 22, 2023 - 12:00am
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.