Calendar of Events

Oct
24
Wed
YUAG Gallery Talk, The Medium Is the Message: Printmaking Technology and Audience @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Rebecca Szantyr
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:30 pm

Join exhibition curator Rebecca Szantyr, the former Florence B. Selden Senior Fellow, Department of Prints and Drawings, for a guided discussion in the exhibition Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries. Learn about how the various printmaking options available to artists in different centuries impacted the reception and viewership for their work.

Space is limited.

Open to:
General Public
Oct
25
Thu
Opening Lecture: Collateral Damage – FUAM @ Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez will present a lecture on the opening night of the exhibition Mohamad Hafez: Collateral Damage on October 25 at 5 p.m. in the Quick Center for the Arts’ Kelley Theatre. The exhibition will be on view in the Walsh Gallery through December 15, 2018.

Hafez was born in Damascus, raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and educated in the Midwestern United States. Expressing the internal juxtaposition of East and West, Hafez’ art reflects the political turmoil in the Middle East through the compilation of found objects, paint, and scrap metal. Drawing on his architectural training, Hafez creates surrealistic Middle Eastern streetscapes that are architectural in their appearance yet politically charged in content. This exhibition will feature a selection of Hafez’ work across multiple projects, including several pieces from his most recent series, Unpacked: Refugee Baggage. For this project, Hafez worked with Iraqi-born writer and speaker Ahmed Bahr to re-create rooms, homes, buildings, and landscapes that have suffered the ravages of war, embedding within them the voices and stories of real people – from Afghanistan, Congo, Syria, Iraq, and Sudan – who have escaped those same rooms and buildings to build a new life in America.

Image (detail): Mohamad Hafez, Hiraeth, 2017. Plaster, paint, rusted metal, found objects, rigid foam. 60 x 32 x 17 inches© Mohamad Hafez.

hiraeth (n.): a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past

YUAG Lecture, Ascent of Images: Mapping Time at the Amadiya Akropolis @ Loria Center
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Zainab Bahrani
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

Zainab Bahrani, the Edith Porada Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York, delivers the keynote lecture for Border Crossing: Historians of Islamic Art Association 2018 Biennial Symposium. In this lecture, Bahrani explores an image world that is both ancient and Islamic, arguing that Mesopotamian images were purposely integrated into the Zengid Akropolis of Amadiya in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, collapsing temporal boundaries. Introducing the “Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments” project, which she began in 2013 and upon which this work depends, Bahrani maintains that the continuing presence of the past is distinctive of, and inspired by, the richly multitemporal landscape of the region of northern Mesopotamia.

Note: This lecture will be held at the Loria Center, 190 York Street, Room 250.

Open to:
General Public
Oct
26
Fri
YUAG Lecture, What’s So Funny? @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
David Sipress
Friday, October 26, 2018, 1:30 pm

David Sipress is a staff cartoonist for the New Yorker who has published over 600 drawings in the magazine. In this lecture, David discusses his creative process and how cartoons combine words and images to make us think as well as laugh. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Seriously Funny: Caricature through the Centuries.

Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

Open to:
General Public
Oct
31
Wed
YUAG Conversation, Artist and Master Printer @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Kiki Smith and Craig Zammiello
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:30 pm

For artist Kiki Smith, printmaking has been one of the few constants in her multidisciplinary and experimental body of work. One of Smith’s longest and most fruitful partnerships in her career has been her nearly 30-year association with master printer Craig Zammiello. Artist and master printer join forces once again at the Gallery in conversation about many of their past print collaborations—a number of which are in the Gallery’s collection.

Space is limited.

Open to:
General Public
Nov
4
Sun
Erika Doss, Ph.D. presents Uccello Lecture on Monuments and Memorials @ Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dr. Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN), will deliver the second of two Vincenza Uccello Fine Art Lectures at the University of Saint Joseph.  This lecture on Monuments and Memorials is being presented in conjunction with the Art Museum, USJ’s exhibition In Memoriam: Commemorative Works by Contemporary Artists. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 860.231.5743 or email roakley@usj.edu.

Nov
15
Thu
Art in Focus: Personification of Agora, Roman (Antioch), late 4th century – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On November 14, we’ll be looking at this floor mosaic on loan from the Worcester Art Museum.

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

Image (detail): Personification of Agora, Roman (Antioch), late 4th century. Cubes of marble, limestone and glass embedded in lime mortar. 31 3/4 x 38 3/4 in. Worcester Art Museum (1936.29). Excavation of Antioch and Vicinity funded by the bequests of the Reverend Dr. Austin S. Garver and Sarah C. Garver.

Nov
27
Tue
Lecture: The Treasures of Columbia University’s Art Collection – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dr. Roberto Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties, Avery Library, Columbia University Libraries, will present a lecture titled The Treasures of Columbia University’s Art Collection in the Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall on Tuesday, November 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Part of the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History, funded by the Robert Lehman Foundation

Image (detail): Votive Stele, Dedicated by Monk Zhilang, China, Eastern Wei Dynasty, Dated 548. Limestone with traces of pigment. Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, Sackler Collections (S270).

Dec
5
Wed
Gallery Talk: Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dr. Ive Covaci, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Fairfield University, will present a gallery talk titled Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection on the exhibition of the same name in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries on Wednesday, December 5 at noon.

Image: Kato Takuro, Shino-glazed Water Jar, 1973. Iron-glazed stoneware. 8 3/8 x 8 x 7 5/8 inches. © Kato Takuro

Dec
13
Thu
Art in Focus: Anonymous Lombard Painter, Madonna and Child, ca. 1475-1500 – FUAM @ Bellarmine Hall, Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo. On Thursday, December 13, we’ll be looking at this painting in the Fairfield University Art Museum’s Kress Collection.

Join us for the opportunity to engage deeply with this work of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Reserve your seat now!

Image: Anonymous Lombard Painter, Madonna and Child, ca. 1475-1500. Emulsified tempera on wood. Fairfield University Art Museum. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, via the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport.