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Yale University Art Gallery

The oldest college art museum in America with an encyclopedic collection of 250,000 objects. FREE and open to the public.

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The fifth annual @oddsandendsartbookfair is just three weeks away! Join us Friday, December 7, from 11:30am to 4:30pm, when books by artists and art book makers will be on display and for sale in the museum lobby. The fair includes books from small, independent publishers who focus on art, architecture, photography, and design; rare and limited-edition books and #zines printed in short runs and showcasing a range of publishing endeavors; and artists' books by students and alumni of the @yaleschoolofart and Rhode Island School of Design. Fair admission is free but bring spending money. This annual event is a paradise for #artbooklovers and a destination for #uniquegifts ! #artbook #artbookfair #bookarts #oddsandendsartbookfair #oddsandends #oddvolumes @risd1877 @risdmuseum @risd_gd @yale @yalebritishart @haasartslibrary @yalelibrary @yalearchitecture @yalebooks #yaleartbooks #yaleartgallerybooks @beineckelibrary @infonewhaven @visit_connecticut @ctarttrail @newhavenarts @newhavenindy @newhavenregister @hartfordcourant @gotoctnow @artsideasct @artistbookfoundation @yalealumnimag @yalealumni @atticuscafe @book_trader_cafe #weloveartbooks #5yearanniversary
Today we at the Gallery join the nation in honoring our veterans, and join the world in commemorating the centennial of the conclusion of World War I. The armistice ending The Great War was signed on November 11, 1918. This French-designed medal from 1919 commemorates both the 1918 armistice and the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. This medal and others from World War I are on view in the museum's sculpture hall on the first floor. See them today! #veteransday #honorourveterans #worldwar1 #thegreatwar #medals #centennial #armisticeday100 #armisticeday #treatyofversailles #onview #november11 #usveterans @yale #1918 #ww1
It's opening weekend for Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual! You can find this fascinating new exhibition on the fourth floor of the museum's Louis Kahn entrance building. The show brings together objects from across the Gallery's encyclopedic collection to paint a sensory portrait of ritual experience in the ancient world. Spanning nearly three millennia—from 1500 B.C.E. to 1500 C.E.—the objects on view include art depicting ritual as well as functional objects used in its performance such as drinking vessels, musical instruments, and incense burners. They represent diverse traditions including those of ancient Greece and Rome, Western Europe, Egypt, the Near East, West Africa, China, and Mesoamerica. What's that striking blue object at the beginning of the show? It's an ancient Egyptian rattle, or sistrum, depicting the head of the goddess Hathor who has assumed her guise of a cow, and whose head is crowned by a temple structure. The tone of the rattle was intended to evoke the sound of the goddess's bovine feet as she walked through the grasses to her temple. It's made in faience which gives the percussive instrument its gorgeous blue hue—a color which can still inspire wonder and awe more than 2,000 years after the rattle's creation. The exhibition runs through March 3, 2019. See it this weekend! The Gallery is open 11–5 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is always free. #sightsandsounds #ancientritual #ancientrome #ancientgreece #ancientmediterranean #ancientegypt #ancientamericas #ancientchina #ancientafrica #dionysus #apollo #incenseburner #teaceremony #funeraryrites #ancientart #ancientmusic #medieval #musicmanuscript #babylonian #indopacific #ancientjewelry #greekvase #siren #egyptianblue @yale @yaleipch @yalebabyloniancollection @yalepeabodymuseum #newonview @visitnewhaven @newhavenarts @ctarttrail @wsj @wshupublicradio @bostonglobe @yaledailynews @newhavenregister @hartfordcourant #faience #sistrum
On Wednesday we were thrilled to welcome artist Kiki Smith for a Gallery Talk. Here she is in front of her 1995 print My Blue Lake which she created in collaboration with master printer Craig Zammiello at @ulaestudio. See this phenomenal print and other works by #kikismith on view in the #contemporaryart galleries this weekend. #visitingartist #artisttalk #craigzammiello #masterprinter #printmaking @pacegallery @printquarterly #worksonpaper #portraitoftheartist #selfportrait #doubleportrait @jesssmolinski #mybluelake @yaleschoolofart @yale
Happy Halloween from your friends at the Yale Art Gallery! Visit the museum today to see this seasonal beauty on display in the Art of the Ancient Americas Gallery. It's a small lidded vessel dating from 1200–900 B.C., carved from onyx or marble by an unknown Olmec artist, in Mexico. Discover this and many other treasures from around the world and across time at the Gallery. Admission is always free. #happyhalloween #halloween2018 🎃 #pumpkin #mexicanart #ancientart #squash #olmec #ancientamericas #onview #freeadmission @yale @infonewhaven @theshopsatyale @ctarttrail #onyx #marble #liddedvessel
It was a dark and stormy night...at least in this window pane at @yale 's Hall of Graduate Studies, and on page 238 of the gorgeous new book American Glass: The Collections at Yale. Written by #americandecorativearts curator @johnstuartgordon , the book explores the long and rich history of #glass in America—from prehistoric minerals to contemporary sculptures. In the words of the @newcriterion 's James Panero, #americanglass "tells the story of culture in translucent miniature." This image shows a detail of a painted plate glass window created in New York in 1932 by G. Owen Bonawit, Inc. (American, 1918–1941) for the then newly constructed Hall of Graduate Studies, designed by James Gamble Rogers, who specialized in a modernized adaptation of the Gothic style. A series of windows illustrate the various fields of scientific graduate study then offered at Yale, with sections dedicated to astronomy, life sciences, and natural history. #darkandstormy #lightning #electricity #newyorkskyline #paintedglass #plateglass #woolworthbuilding #halloweeneve #halloween2018 #georgeowenbonawit #gowenbonawit #jamesgamblerogers #neogothic #gothic @yalegsas @yalearchitecture @yalebooks #vitreousenamel #paintedwindows #glassart #artglass #americanart #newrelease #artbook #coffeetablebook #decorativearts
We are getting into the #halloween mood here at the Gallery...and finding inspiration in a variety of places, including this #glasseye —one of the many beautiful and/or captivating objects featured in the museum's latest book "American Glass: The Collections at Yale." Visit the Gallery to peruse a browsing copy or to purchase this gorgeous book for your coffee table or home library. #americanglass is written by #americandecorativearts curator John Stuart Gordon; object photography by Richard House and Anthony DeCamillo. This ocular prosthesis was made of flameworked glass, in either Germany or the United States, between 1870 and 1900. It's part of the @yalemedhistlib collection. @yale @yalebooks @yaleschoolofmed #artificialeye #glasseyeball #eyeball #americanart #artbooks #artandtechnology #glassmaking #artandmedicine @oddsandendsartbookfair #weloveartbooks #coffeetablebook #glass #ocularprosthesis #medicalhistory #artandscience #yalecollections #crosscollection @johnstuartgordon
Yesterday afternoon, many museum visitors came upon a pleasant surprise while meandering the contemporary art galleries. Artist William T. Williams was there for a photo shoot in front of his captivating painting "It's the Time of the Mind in the Middle of the Day" (1970). Passersby stopped to watch and Williams paused the picture-taking several times to greet people. A large family group from Mexico assembled and waited to meet Williams, a young aspiring artist among them especially excited to have her picture taken with him. Williams remarked on how delighted he was to see so many families with children at the Gallery, and encouraged everyone (of all generations) to come back often... #williamtwilliams #artistvisit #unexpecteddelights #surprise #photoshoot #ursulavonrydingsvard #familyfun #nickcave #soundsuit #meettheartist #contemporaryart #abstractpainting @michaelrosenfeldgallery #freeandopentothepublic #saturdayatthemuseum #rainydayfun #artforall #welcome #freeadmission #markrothko #helenfrankenthaler
Check out what's #newonview in the contemporary art galleries, including works by Helen Frankenthaler, Marisol, Lynda Benglis, Kiki Smith, June Leaf, and more! The museum is open from 11–5 Saturday and Sunday. Free admission! Kiki Smith visits the Gallery this Wednesday, October 31, at 12:30, for an #artisttalk . She will be in conversation with master printer Craig Zammiello, her frequent collaborator. Space is limited. #helenfrankenthaler #marisol #juneleaf #lyndabenglis #kikismith #rothko #anselmkiefer #jeanmichelbasquiat #contemporaryart #freeandopentothepublic #richarddiebenkorn #philipguston
Earlier today, you may have caught sight of this new banner's installation on our magnificent #louiskahn building. Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual opens Friday, November 9. Inside the museum, art handlers, exhibition designers, curators, registrars, and more museum staff are working together on installing the show. Curious about the blue object on the banner? It's an Egyptian #sistrum (rattle) with the head of #Hathor , dating from ca. 304–30 B.C.E. The sistrum is made from #faience , which gives it the gorgeous turquoise hue. #ancientegypt #ancientritual #comingsoon #banner #upcomingexhibition #ancientart #ancientmusic #signage #signdesign #museummonday #ironingoutthewrinkles #workingoutthekinks #bluefaience #chapelstreetnewhaven @yale #yaleartmuseums #sightsandsounds #somethingold #somethingnew #somethingborrowed (the crane) AND #somethingblue :) @yaleartgallerygd
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