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Monday, April 29, 2024 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 6, 2024 - 12:00am
For nearly two centuries, the ports of New England were home to the “Yankee” whaling industry. The exhibit draws on Sterling Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Whaling Logs Collection. Logbooks were essential navigational tools and also document whaling voyages and reveal the complex world of the industry.
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:00am to Monday, July 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Flavius Josephus, the most widely read Greek-language historian, wrote The Antiquities of the Jews, thought to contain the only non-Biblical source for the historicity of Jesus. The exhibit presents book publishing history through editions of his works, covering more than five centuries of printing on three continents. Curator: Scott Libson, Special Collections Librarian, Divinity Library
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 8:00pm
The visual language of textiles is universal and multivarious, in weaving, knitting, quilting, embroidery, and basketry. This exhibit explores the motives artists have in using textiles in their creative practice. Other themes are the mechanization of textile production, the roots of computing in the Jacquard loom, and patterning in modernist textiles, painting, and sculpture.
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 8:30am to Sunday, August 11, 2024 - 5:30pm
This exhibition invites you to explore the wisdom of the age-old tradition of hand-copying and illuminating religious texts, suggesting imaginative ways to incorporate spirituality into hectic daily routines. It features the works of Master Kyeongho Kim and sacred texts from Yale Library’s collection, representing Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions.
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 12:00am to Saturday, August 17, 2024 - 12:00am
This exhibition explores mental health through the collections of the Medical Historical Library, in conjunction with “Munch and Kirchner: Anxiety and Expression,” Yale University Art Gallery (Feb. 16 – June 23) and the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) community art exhibition, “Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art” (Medical Library foyer, Feb. 21–August). Curated by Melissa Grafe, PhD, Head of the Medical Historical Library, and Laura Phillips, PhD, Curator for Visual Arts
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 12:00am to Sunday, July 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Materials from the Walter and Linda Evans collection celebrate three figures in Black history, art, and culture: Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, and Ollie Harrington and explore the powerful ways creative work may serve as social justice advocacy. Curated by Melissa Barton, Curator, Drama and Prose; Nancy Kuhl, Curator, Poetry, and Kassidi Jones, Ph.D. Candidate, Yale Departments of African American Studies and English
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, June 28, 2024 - 5:00pm
When library founders W. S. and Annie Burr Lewis built their collection, they favored prints to document the life and times of Horace Walpole and 18th-century studies. Their approach did not preclude the importance of assessing what is good, however. This exhibition presents a selection of prints, drawings, and paintings at the Lewis Walpole Library to explore the intersections of quality and documentary value.