Eight library exhibitions on view into 2023
Visitors are invited to explore in person Yale Library’s many new exhibitions now on view:
- “The Ellington Fellowship at 50,” on display in front of Gilmore Music Library in Sterling: Photos, annotated musical scores, and video streams commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Ellington Fellowship, which has brought world-class jazz musicians to Yale and New Haven since 1972.
- “A Few Words Worn around the Edges, Pressed into Something Soft: Ten West Coast Woman” at the Haas Family Arts Library: Celebrates the important history of women in printing and publishing, featuring ten women artists, illustrators, and printers now working on the West Coast. (Please note: Under current Yale visitor policies, access to the Arts Library is limited to Yale affiliates.)
- “Knight Errant of the Distressed: Horace Walpole and Philanthropy in Eighteenth-Century London” at the Lewis Walpole Library: Display of images, manuscripts, artifacts, extracted texts, and correspondence that situate Walpole in the philanthropic culture of his age.
- “Lyric Thinking: Poetry in the World” at Bass Library: Explores how thinking through and with lyric poems takes place across diverse languages, communities, and spaces throughout the historical record.
- “Matters of Color/Color Matters,” a student-curated exhibit in the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibition Corridor: Inspired by a course offered in Yale’s Department of the History of Art in fall 2021, the exhibit explores color in various disciplines and applications through objects from the collections of Yale Library, Yale Center for British Art, and Yale University Art Gallery.
- “Pasteur at 200” at Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, in the Medical Historical Library rotunda: Commemorates the work of French chemist Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) and his scientific legacy, which we still benefit from today.
- “Subjects and Objects: Slavic Collections at Yale, 1896–2022” in the Hanke Gallery, Sterling Memorial Library: Explores how the Slavic collections of objects, ephemera, and manuscripts in Yale’s libraries and museums chronicle lived experiences.
- “The World in Maps: 1400–1600” at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Showcases many of the collection’s most historically significant manuscript maps from the late medieval and early modern periods.
Image (detail): Michel Eugène Chevreul. Exposé d’un moyen de définir et de number les couleurs:… Paris: Gauthier Villars, 19??. (ND1493 C44 C44 1900Z Atlas (LC)+ Oversize). Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections