Calendar of Events

Sep
8
Thu
June Ahrens: Reflecting Time @ Housatonic Museum of Art [38731]
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Housatonic Museum of Art, located on the Housatonic Community College campus in Bridgeport, CT, proudly presents its newest exhibition, June Ahrens: Reflecting Time. A free, opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 to 7pm. The exhibit will be on view through October 22, 2022.

 

Stamford, CT artist June Ahrens has created an exciting exhibition exploring fragility and loss, as well as hope and renewal in two dynamic components: CHANGING and SURROUND (HIDING IN PLAIN SITE).

 

CHANGING is an immersive site-specific installation, offering the viewer an intense performance-based space of wonder and awe. An avenue of vining decayed flowers, tendrils, and stems flank visitors entering the front gallery, urging them onto a colossal circle crafted of thousands of flower petals. Hundreds of fresh roses, added for the opening of the exhibition, create elements of renewal and hope, and a metaphor for our personal experiences and memories. Free hand drawings of flowers line the walls, reflecting the artist’s own experiences and anxieties.

 

SURROUND is an adaptation of a previous site dependent installation: HIDING IN PLAIN SITE. Broken mirror and shards of broken glass are repeated in the exhibition, offering distorted likenesses and images. Amid the global devastation of Covid, the reflections reveal opportunities for closely examining one’s self-concept and our larger societal well-being. The peaceful scene offers a space for meditation, healing, and challenge.

 

Barbara O’Brien, an independent curator, and critic based in Milwaukee, WI, curated the exhibition and will contribute a catalog essay. A conversation with the artist program is planned for Wednesday, September 28 at 11am in the gallery. This event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

 

June Ahrens, age 83, was born in New York City and is an acclaimed sculptor and installation artist. She graduated from SUNY Purchase, NY and attended advanced seminars at Yale University. A resident of Stamford, CT, her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally with solo shows at venues including The University of Connecticut at Stamford; The Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver; and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.

 

Her work is in the permanent collections of many universities and museums, and she is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artists Award; a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Distinguished Advocates for the Arts Award, and a National Endowment of the Arts, Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT) Media Residency.

 

The Housatonic Museum of Art is located on the Housatonic Community College campus, 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport. It is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. The museum’s collection offers the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary and is on continuous display throughout the 300,000-square-foot facility. Visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org to learn more.

Oct
1
Sat
YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.

Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

Oct
2
Sun
YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.

Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

Oct
6
Thu
YUAG: Virtual Program, Educator Workshop, Teacher Leadership Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm

The Teacher Leadership Program is a free, one-hour workshop on Zoom for educators of all levels and disciplines that meets at 4:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month throughout the academic year. The sessions are led by Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education; Wurtele Gallery Teachers; and Education Department staff. In this program, educators explore innovative ways to connect their curricula and interest in art with the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. The sessions also address online and in-person teaching techniques.

Closed captions will be available in English.

Registration required; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3eiF7jw.

Oct
8
Sat
YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.

Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

Oct
9
Sun
YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.

Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

Oct
11
Tue
YUAG: Hybrid Program, Panel Conversation, The Pandemic Diary @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join Robert Beauregard, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, New York; Gregg Gonsalves, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, and MacArthur Foundation Grantee; Elihu Rubin, Associate Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies, Yale University; Camilo José Vergara, Documentarian and MacArthur Foundation Grantee; and Laura Wexler, the Charles H. Farnam Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University, for a conversation about The Pandemic Diary, Vergara’s ongoing documentation of the impact of COVID-19 on poor and minority communities in New York City. Generously sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, with additional support from the Yale Urban Media Project of the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale University Art Gallery.

On Zoom, closed captions will be available in English. Registration required for virtual attendance; to register, visit https://bit.ly/3Blqcy5.

For in-person attendance, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions to learn about our current vaccination and mask requirements. Enter the Gallery’s Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Lecture Hall at 201 York Street.

Oct
12
Wed
YUAG: In-Person Program, Educators’ Open House @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery invite you for an afternoon with art and colleagues. Meet and talk with museum staff and fellow educators from the area, and see what is happening at the Yale art museums. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.

For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Oct
15
Sat
YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.

Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.

Oct
16
Sun
YUAG: In-Person Program, Highlights Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm

Join our undergraduate guides for an interactive tour of the Gallery’s history, architecture, and global collection. Focusing on a handful of objects chosen to showcase both the permanent collection and special exhibitions currently on view, no two tours are the same.

Space is limited. For our current vaccination and mask requirements, visit https://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions.

Check in at the Information Desk in the Gallery lobby.