Please join us for the Center’s last April program, an Art in Context gallery talktomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, at 12:30 pm. Composite Portraits of Alexander Pope: Roubiliac and Richardson, will be presented by Jill Campbell, Professor of English, Yale University.
Eileen Hogan painting, photo by Elisabeth Fairman
Exhibition Opening Lecture A Place Within a Place Wednesday, May 14, 5:30 pm Eileen Hogan, artist and Professor of Fine Art, Camberwell, Chelsea, and Wimbledon Colleges of Art, University of the Arts London
Eileen Hogan, Ian Hamilton Finlay(detail), 2012, oil and charcoal on paper, mounted on card, Collection of the artist
Lecture and Book Signing: Ian Hamilton Finlay and the Idea of Classical Landscape Wednesday, May 21, 5:30 pm Stephen Bann, Emeritus Professor of History of Art, University of Bristol Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lecture: The Emperor as Commander: A Roman Military Statue at the Yale University Art GalleryThursday, May 29, 5:30 pm Paul Zanker, Professor of History of Art, Scuola Normale Superiore, PisaRobert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street
Eldra, image courtesy of Photofest
FilmsOn the Black Hill (1988) Thursday, May 1, 7 pm Introduction by Michael Kerbel, Director, Yale Film Study Center Directed by Andrew Grieve (not rated; 117 minutes, 35 mm).
Eldra (2003) Saturday, May 3, 2 pm Directed by Timothy Lyn (not rated; 80 minutes).
Unknown frame maker, British, Louis XIV style frame, mid-eighteenth century, carved wood, regilded over original gilding and sanded frieze, Yale Center for British Art
Art in Context TalksHighlights of the Frame CollectionTuesday, May 6, 12:30 pm Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass, Collections Data Manager, Yale Center for British Art
Art in Focus: Wales Tuesday, May 20, 12:30 pm Eleanor Hughes, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Publications, and Associate Curator, Yale Center for British Art Richard Wilson: The French Connection Tuesday, May 27, 12:30 pm Lars Kokkonen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale Center for British Art
Photo by Harold Shapiro
Education Programs Exploring Artism Saturday, May 17, 10:30-noon A program for families with children, five to twelve years old, on the autism spectrum. Learn to look and respond to artwork in the museum’s galleries. The program is free, but preregistration is required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call203 432 2858.
Sketching in the Galleries Wednesday, May 21, noon Enjoy the tradition of sketching from original works of art at the Center. Drawing materials will be provided; all skill levels welcome. Preregistration requested:email@example.com.
Benjamin West, The Artist's Wife Elizabeth and Their Son Raphael (detail), ca. 1773, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Mother's Day in the Museum Shop
Find the perfect gift at the Museum Shop and receive a ten percent discount on all items fromTuesday, May 6, through Sunday, May 11. Come in on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11, noon–5 pm) and enjoy refreshments while you shop!
Photo by Judy Sirota Rosenthal
Tours of all the Center’s special exhibitions are offered this month, as well as introductory, architecture, member, and Student Guide tours. Check the Center’s Calendar for details.
Julie Cockburn, Beetles Book, 2002, altered book, Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
Exhibitions “Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower”: Artists’ Books and the Natural WorldOpening May 15
Art in Focus: Wales On view through August 10 Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting On view through June 1 Fame and Friendship: Pope, Roubiliac, and the Portrait Bust in Eighteenth-Century Britain On view through May 19
Caption: Rosaleen Wain, “Blackberry” (detail), etching with colored aquatint, from A Printmaker’s Flora: An Anthology of the Names of British Wild Flowers (Dartington Hall, Devon: Dartington Printmakers, 1996), Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund