Library exhibitions for fans of the sciences, arts, and humanities

  • Three people in storage room with shelves of gray boxes. A woman with red hair stands; older woman with red and green jacket sits. In foreground is black and white photo of Aaron Copland. All three hold a finger to their jawline.
    From "Maker of a Kindly Permanence"
February 11, 2023

Visitors are invited to explore these many Yale Library exhibitions—including three newly installed—now on view:

  • 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. Through April 23.
  • Teaching with Slides: The History of the Visual Resources Collection at Yale at Haas Family Arts Library: This exhibit celebrates the collection formed in 1930s, which now holds 370,000 slies (lantern and 35mm) and 187,000 mounted photographs related to global art, architecture, and material culture. Through March 3, 2024.
  • Twelve Portraits: Studies of Women at Yale, by Tanya Marcuse in the Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial Library: This selection of portraits continues the university-wide celebration “50WomenAtYale150,” to showcase women’s contributions to Yale and to the world. Through Dec. 31.
  • Revisiting the Past—Imagining the Future at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Curators have paired old with new for a display of books, manuscripts, and objects—spanning time and place—to spark the imagination. Through July 9.

Image: The early days of Oral History of American Music, formerly housed in the basement of Stoeckel Hall. From left to right: founder Vivian Perlis, current director Libby Van Cleve, and composer Aaron Copland (1900–1990) shown in the photograph. Photo by Peter Hvizdak

For related news, including a list of new online exhibitions, see our library exhibitions page.
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