Only a few days remain to visit the exhibition that the New York Times hailed as a show not to be missed!
This exhibition of works by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is the second in the series of three successive exhibitions curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als. Selected by Als in collaboration with Yiadom-Boakye and the Center, this display highlights recent paintings and prints by the London-based artist, focusing on her portrait-like studies of characters drawn from the world of fiction, found images, and imagination.
Explore the western linage of peaceful protests in this special exhibition, which also closes this week.
Provoked by an industrial depression and high food prices in the early nineteenth century, demonstrators demanded parliamentary reform using a method that lives on. In what became known as the Peterloo Massacre, an armed and mounted militia attacked a large but peaceful demonstration for political reform in St. Peter’s Field in Manchester, leaving over a dozen dead and hundreds injured. This exhibition commemorates this defining event in British political history. Using objects drawn from the Center’s collections and others, the display also examines later public protests and demonstrations in Britain and elsewhere until 1969.
Come celebrate the holiday season in festive downtown New Haven! The Center and Museum Shopare open until 8 pm on Thursdays, December 12 and 19. Experience dance accompanied by live music, revisit a classic film in the Center’s elegant Lecture Hall, and enjoy seasonal refreshments while shopping for the perfect gift.
DANCE PERFORMANCES Enduring Silence and All That’s in Between
Thursday December 12, 6 pm
Inspired by the Indian classical dance form called kathak, the renowned New York City-based dancer and choreographer Parul Shah performs Enduring Silence, an exquisitely stunning solo piece that explores tradition and modernity and considers the resilience of women from different cultures. All That’s in Between is a lively group dance that looks at the human condition and our interconnectedness with one another. Both dance pieces are accompanied by live music.
The performance is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.
CONCERT New Haven Public School Students
Tuesday December 10, 11:30 am
Join New Haven public school students for a series of informal concerts featuring string ensembles, and choral and percussion groups, as they perform holiday music in the Center’s Entrance Court.
Friday December 13, 1 pm
The prize-winning harpist Héloïse Carlean-Jones pushes the boundaries of her instrument in this stirring yet intimate concert of Benjamin Britten’s “Suite for Harp” (1969) and “Variations on Themes from Bellini’s Norma” (1838) by Elias Parish-Alvars.
Yale Shopping Week
Through December 15
Celebrate Yale Shopping Week by supporting the university’s art museums this holiday season. Yale faculty, staff, and students receive 20 percent off of entire purchases at the Center’s Museum Shop and the Art Gallery’s Museum Store. Save big between December 9 and 15, 2019.
TOURS (Meet in the Entrance Court)
Friday December 13, 2 pm
Saturday December 14, 11 am
Join a docent-led tour of the Center’s collections. Saturday's tour includes a look at the Founder’s Room.
EXHIBITION TOUR The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Sunday December 15, 1 pm
Join a docent-led tour of the special exhibition.
Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain
Through December 29, 2019
This exhibition presents a range of approaches to contemporary filmmaking, from the poetic to the conceptual. Featuring Theo Eshetu (b. 1958), Isaac Julien (b. 1960), Rosalind Nashashibi (b. 1973), Charlotte Prodger (b. 1974), Zina Saro-Wiwa (b. 1976), Zineb Sedira (b. 1963), John Smith (b. 1952), and Alia Syed (b. 1964), Migrating Worlds offers insights into British life and culture, and questions the definitions of identity and belonging.
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