Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Yale Center For British Art, Catch the fun Schedule for activities

John Dankosky, photograph by Chion Wolf
Discussion | The Wheelhouse


June 12, 5:30 pm


John Dankosky, host of NEXT on WNPR, will lead a lively discussion around the most up-to-the-minute political and social issues affecting people in New England and throughout the world. Recorded for broadcast on WNPR, this lecture is part of a close partnership with the New England News Collaborative.

Double Droste Clock, photograph by David Perason
Discussion | Designing for the 5 Senses: Storytelling in an Oversaturated World


June 13, 5:30 pm


Itamar Kubovy, executive producer of Pilobolus, and Bruce Mau, chief creative of Massive Change Network and winner of the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, will talk about the new medium of “live” and unmediated five-senses design as a path to impact and engagement.


William Larkin, Portrait of a Young Lady, possibly Jane, Lady Thornhaugh, 1617, oil on panel, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Portrait of a Young Lady, possibly Jane, Lady Thornhaugh, 1617


June 12, 12:30 pm


Edward Town, Head of Collections Information and Access, and Assistant Curator of Early Modern Art at the Center will deliver a thirty-minute talk focusing on this recent acquisition.


Britain in the World installation, fourth-floor galleries, Yale Center for British Art, photograph by Richard Caspole
Art Circles


June 14, 12:30 pm


Join a museum educator for a thirty-minute discussion in the Center’s galleries to explore one highlight of the collection. The work of art changes every session, making each visit a new experience. Meet at the Information Desk.

TOURS (Meet in the Entrance Court)

Visitors in the fourth-floor galleries, Yale Center for British Art, photograph © Elizabeth Felicella / ESTO

June 15, 2 pm

June 16, 11 am


Join a docent-led tour of the Center's collections. Saturday's tour includes a look at the Founder’s Room.

Celia Paul installation, second-floor galleries, Yale Center for British Art, photograph by Richard Caspole
Celia Paul


June 17, 1 pm


Join a docent-led tour of Celia Paul.


Celia Paul, My Sisters in Mourning, 2015–16, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice, © Celia Paul 2018
Celia Paul


Through August 12, 2018


Featuring six paintings from the contemporary British artist Celia Paul (b. 1959), this is the first in a series of three successive exhibitions authored and curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als, staff writer and theater critic for the New Yorker and Associate Professor of Writing at Columbia University. This display, specially selected by Als in collaboration with the artist and a deeply personal testament to their transatlantic friendship, focuses on Paul’s recent works, which explore intimacy and inwardness. Learn more...

John Goto, Society (High Summer portfolio) (detail), 2000–2001, giclĂ©e print on Somerset archival paper, Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund, courtesy of the artist and Dominique Fiat, Paris, © John Goto, photo by Richard Caspole
Art in Focus: John Goto’s “High Summer”


Through August 19, 2018


This student-curated exhibition examines a portfolio of prints by the photographer John Goto (b. 1949) in which contemporary figures disrupt the landscape gardens of historical British country estates. Drawing on eighteenth-century views of these gardens from the Center’s collection, Goto’s work is contextualized to highlight the ways in which the landscapes have been created, adapted, and represented over time to serve particular and sometimes competing ideologies. Learn more...

George Stubbs, Pumpkin with a Stable-lad (detail), 1774, oil on panel, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Britain in the World



In 2016, the third phase of an important multiyear building conservation project was completed, and visitors can now experience not only a renewed masterpiece of modern architecture by Louis I. Kahn but also a reimagined installation of the Center’s collections. Nearly four hundred works, largely the gift of the institution’s founder, Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), and augmented by other gifts and purchases, are on display in the restored and reconfigured galleries on the fourth and second floor. The installation is organized chronologically, focused around a number of themes. Learn more...


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