Tales of distant times and faraway lands inspire children of all ages to view art in new ways. Gallery teaching staff tell folktales, myths, and exciting stories from all over the world that highlight unique features of selected objects in the Gallery’s collection.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 16-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. More than 85% of Festival events are completely free!
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a pre-eminent American artist and ornithologist renowned for his ability to merge art and science, and for his uneasiness about the destruction of nature. Audubon’s bird portraits are not only beautiful but also extremely detailed and scientifically accurate.
Every Second Friday of the month, Three Sheets & Lipgloss Crisis present an evening of local art and music.
This month features show flyers from eons ago: Matt Mullarkey + Jeffrey Thunders + Bob Rock. Music: The Ratz + Damn Broads + Mickey Rickshaw
Artist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe is the founder of Project Row Houses, a community-based arts and culture non-profit organization in Houston’s northern Third Ward. In the twenty-three years since its inception, Project Row Houses has transformed six of blocks of a formerly blighted neighborhood into a vibrant beacon for the community through a holistic and multifaceted approach to community-building and creative empowerment that has been termed social-practice art. Site Projects anticipates his work will resonate with numerous New Haven neighborhoods and communities.
A one-night screening, BODY DOUBLES includes video work from ten artists whose methods of production are as heterogeneous as their bodily experience. Ranging from performance documentation to cinematic vignettes, the assembled videos will be screened in pairs that are in conversation, or counterpoint.
Meg Fama and the Farm Belly Truck will be right outside!!
The Westville Village ArtWalk is a free, annual, community-based arts festival that spans three blocks in Historic Westville Village and Edgewood Park every Mother's Day weekend. Featuring a full day of live music, art exhibitions and demonstrations, interactive art-making for kids and adults, theater performances, walking tours, and a 30+ vendor Artist & Artisan Market, ArtWalk traditionally draws between 8,000-10,000 visitors. This is a superbly fun day for kids and adults of all ages.
Come join us as we celebrate the spring season with a unique display of local art and musical performances.
On display will be original mixed medium art created by local street artist Ghosta Knowstra, who specializes in design, wall murals and abstract paintings + a fine art film photography collection presented by Lindon Cummings. He has compiled a dozen 35mm black and white photographs taken in the surrounding New Haven area. Musical entertainment throughout the evening will be by an array of local musicians, including founder and CEO of Musical Intervention, Adam Christoferson.
Suffering from FOMO this year? We’ve got you covered. Dig out your hair spray and moonwalk back in time for Artspace’s BACK TO THE FUTURE themed Gala and Benefit Auction.
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we’re spending the night in 1986: think Grace Jones, Big Hair Bands, and Kevin Bacon’s high bar routine. All proceeds will support our Three Decades of Change anniversary programs and campaign.
SIRENS is the ongoing project of solo vocalist Paris Mancini. Her performance consists of looping percussive bass and many intricate vocal melodies while sampling noise and beats. Art opening of her work early in the night, followed by an epic show of excellent music!
Photography and graphic arts have long played a role in human rights movements. The conversation focuses on prints and photographs in the Gallery’s collection along with images circulating in the streets and on social media as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. By studying these works, visitors explore key visual strategies employed by both professional and untrained artists who have raised awareness of social injustice.
Around the beginning of the first millennium B.C.E., expressive sculptures made of fired clay suddenly emerged in central Nigeria. The stylistically elaborate figures, which predominantly depict humans, have no known predecessors in sub-Saharan Africa. Peter Breunig, Head of the African Archaeology Department at Goethe University, in Frankfurt, has led the long-term archaeological excavation and research of Nok sites, making discoveries that provide deeper insight into the beginnings of African sculpture.
In videos and drawings filled with punning wordplay, Reid Kelley presents her take on the clash between utopian ideologies and the realities of women’s lives in the struggle for liberation and through political strife, wars, and other historical events. Performing scripted narratives in rhyming verse, the artist—with her husband Patrick Kelley and various family members—explores historical periods through fictitious characters such as nurses, soldiers, prostitutes, and saltimbanques....
Sunday April 24th at the stunning Lyric Hall Theater in Westville/New Haven, Elm City Noise Festival will be curating an evening of unique avant-garde music and sound experimentation, massive video projections, and a gallery showing of original artwork and photography work.
Since the late 1980s, Hodges has created a broad range of work exploring themes of fragility, temporality, love and death utilizing a highly original and poetic vocabulary. His works frequently deploy different materials and techniques, from ready-made objects to more traditional media, such as graphite, ink, gold leaf and mirrored elements. Charting both the overlooked and obvious touchstones of life with equal attention and poignancy, Hodges’ conceptual practice is as broad and expansive as the range of human experiences he captures.
Lyneise Williams is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D., Yale 2004). She is the author of Black AND Latin: Representations of Black Latin Americans in Paris, 1855-1933. Her second book project, which continues to tease out Hispanophone and Lusophone components in French Atlantic Studies, explores the intersection of male beauty, masculinity, sports, and the black male body through the images and performances of Alfonso Brown in 1920s and 30s Paris.
The Yale School of Art presents Julie and Roger Corman in a Robert Storr production of A Night at the Movies featuring a public conversation with these legendary filmmakers and producers, and a special screening of the horror classic “Art Film,” “A Bucket of Blood.”
*Members of the public with heart conditions will attend at their own risk.
Architecture constantly makes and remakes our world. There are many ways of making architecture with many more no doubt to come. The human capacity for imaginative invention is limitless but at the core there are certain standards that always define quality. To thrive as art, architecture must take risks; but risks need not get in the way of quotidian necessity. Architecture is construction, context and so much more: for those who chose to be architects, it is a culture, a commitment and a life long path to discovery.
An evening of brand new work written, spoken, and created by students/youth from all over Connecticut!
Long Wharf’s 2nd annual Moments & Minutes Festival is a celebration of our community’s youth. The evening will showcase visual art, spoken word poetry, and monologues devised by students from all over the area, highlighting both their individual and collective experiences. Guidelines for submission are as follows:
Elm City Noise Fest brings you a special touring showcase of music and huge projected and manipulated visuals from Cape Canaveral, FL based multi-genre label Illuminated Paths and visionary video artist Broken Machine Films!
Music: Heliophonic + Maximino + Axton Frick + Aaron Snow of Landing doing a solo set!
Join us for an Ann Weaver Knitting Adventure! We'll start at the Yale Art Gallery, where Ann will join Yale curatorial staff in exploring the Rothko collection. Then we'll head back to the shop and pick colors for Ann's Rothko Cowl, a gradient-knit cowl that uses the blending of brioche stitch to put your colors through their paces.
The work of Farrell Brickhouse and the work of anonymous folk and outsider artists share an innate commonality, often expressing a personal narrative through their artwork. While many contemporary artists draw inspiration from folk and primitive art, it is rare to see an artist that embodies this sensibility. In it’s purest form, it is storytelling through paint, wood, metal and stone.
Hey You! ~ Who Me?” is the last exhibit at 32 Edgewood Robert Storr has organized as Dean of the School of Art. Storr brought together the work of a number of School of Art alumni during the early stages of their careers, just as they were beginning to discover their unique artistic identities. Some of them have not been exhibited before. The work is incredibly diverse, and yet Storr’s painstaking curation makes it all come together. The continuity of the exhibit, the way the works converse, create an exhibition of richly varied artwork.
Hope Gallery is happy to have the very talented Marc Opdycke doing a 2 day workshop. This is a hands on workshop that will be great for all levels. All supplies are included.
Josh Gaetjen received his M.F.A. in Painting from Boston University in 1998 and his B.A. in Studio Art from Hampshire College in 1994. His paintings focus on the urban landscape, exploring the interaction among composition, color and patterning.
Africa Salon is Yale University’s Contemporary African Arts & Culture Festival.
The lively week-long event presents exhibits, screenings, "Unpanels," fashion shows, performances, parties, and unique projects featuring some of the most consequential artists from the continent and diaspora.