Calendar of Events

Nov
1
Fri
Yale Art Gallery Exhibition: Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
Nov 1 2019 @ 10:00 am – Oct 4 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Closing date is tentative and subject to change

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art presents a wide variety of Indigenous voices and experiences through more than 75 artworks dating from the early 19th century to the present. This student-curated exhibition—the first exhibition of Indigenous art to bring together objects from the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library—showcases basketry, beadwork, drawings, photography, pottery, textiles, and wood carving by prominent artists such as Maria Martinez (P’ohwhóge Owingeh [San Ildefonso Pueblo]), Marie Watt (Seneca), M.F.A. 1996, and Will Wilson (Diné [Navajo]), among others. Guided by the four themes in its title, the exhibition investigates the connections that Indigenous peoples have to their lands; the power of objects as expressions of sovereignty; the passing on of artistic practices and traditions; and the relationships that artists and nations have to animals, plants, and cosmological beings. The objects on view contribute to the larger narrative of American art and act as touchstones for further partnerships with Indigenous nations.

https://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/place-nations-generations-beings-200-years-indigenous-north-american-art

Jan
17
Fri
Yale Art Gallery Exhibition, Reckoning with “The Incident”: John Wilson’s Studies for a Lynching Mural @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm

Closing date is tentative and subject to change

In 1952, while a student at La Esmeralda—Mexico’s national school of art—American artist John Wilson (1922–2015) painted a powerful mural that he titled The Incident. The fresco depicted a scene of a racial-terror lynching at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, as witnessed by a young African American family. Although the mural is no longer extant, this exhibition brings together publicly for the first time nearly all of Wilson’s known preparatory sketches and painted studies for it, as well as related prints and drawings. Inspired by the political and social activism of the Mexican muralists, in particular José Clemente Orozco, and haunted by images of lynchings that he had seen in newspapers as a child, Wilson revisited the subject of The Incident over many years as a way of grappling with racial violence, both past and present. The works on view, some disturbing in content, encourage contemporary viewers to do the same.

https://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/reckoning-incident-john-wilsons-studies-lynching-mural

Jun
5
Fri
Virtual Exhibition: Howard Skrill: Monumental Follies @ Online
Jun 5 @ 12:44 am – Sep 12 @ 1:44 am

Featuring over thirty works by New York artist Howard Skrill (b. 1962), this exhibition explores the impact of public monuments, as well as their removal, and their absence. Howard Skrill is an artist and art professor at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY and Essex College in Newark, NJ. He has exhibited extensively throughout New England, and his pictorial essays and other works have appeared in publications worldwide. In his drawings and paintings, Skrill documents figurative public statuary, surveys their destruction or relocation, and explores the fractured nature of personal and public memory, as well as the contemporary reaction to these historical works. Many of Skrill’s works were painted en plein air, or in the open air, recording not just the monuments, but the constant changes of light and color encountered out of doors.

Check out the virtual exhibition on the museum’s website.

 

 

 

Jun
25
Thu
Made in Connecticut: Exhibition Celebrating 25 Years of the CT Art Trail @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
Jun 25 – Sep 20 all-day
Made in Connecticut: Exhibition Celebrating 25 Years of the CT Art Trail @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum

 With the arrival of 2020, one of the first tourism trails in the State  — The Connecticut Art Trail — is celebrating 25 years of guiding art aficionados across the state on a journey that includes 22 world-class museums and historic sites. In celebration of this milestone anniversary, a “Made in Connecticut” collaborative exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, June 25 and run through Sunday, September 20 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum. James Prosek, American artist, writer, naturalist, and current Artist-in-Residence at the Yale University Art Gallery will be the independent curator for the exhibition. In addition to paintings, drawings, prints and other traditional works of art, this exhibition will feature a number of decorative and industrial art objects including a rubber desk, an early typewriter, a selection of historic buttons, and much more.