Wednesday, October 31, 12:30 pm
Graduate students from the Yale School of Music will perform chamber music in the Library Court. Space is limited. Learn more...
PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS
Visual Literacy Consortium
Thursday, November 1, 4–5:30 pm
This informal group of K-12 educators will meet to explore visual literacy and its role in the school curriculum. Ideas presented in the summer teacher institute are incorporated in gallery time to work toward an expanded notion of literacy that includes making meaning from visual and written texts. Learn more...
FILMS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE
These screenings are a part of the artist’s film series Films of Innocence and Experience, with titles selected by George Shaw. All screenings are free and, unless otherwise noted, take place in the Center’s Lecture Hall. Seating is limited. The description below is written by Shaw:
A Clockwork Orange
November 2, 7 pm
(Whitney Humanities Center,
53 Wall Street)
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.” So wrote George Orwell in 1984. That picture and that future appeared in cinemas as A Clockwork Orange. Based on Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel, Kubrick’s film follows the teenage Alex and his gang of “droogs” on a trail of rape, murder, and “ultraviolence” leading to his eventual psychological “rehabilitation.” In the spirit of much dystopian science fiction, the film remains shocking and relevant. Kubrick himself withdrew the film from British release in response to allegations that it led to copycat violence (1971, rated R, 136 minutes).
November 3, 2 pm
In this psychological crime drama, Sean Connery plays police detective Johnson investigating the murder of a child. The film follows the arrest and interrogation of one of the suspects, during which Johnson violently unravels as he replays his own disturbing life and is taunted by the prisoner. As in many of Sidney Lumet’s films, we see innocence beaten into experience and the injustice of social institutions (1973, rated R, 112 minutes).
Image credits (top to bottom): Johan Joseph Zoffany, The Gore Family with George, third Earl Cowper, 1775, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection; Educators in the Library Court, Yale Center for British Art, photograph courtesy of the Education Department; Vanessa Bell, Self-Portrait, ca. 1915, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund; A Clockwork Orange, photo courtesy of Photofest; The Offence, photo courtesy of Photofest; Print made by John Dixon, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, Count Ugolino della Gherardesca and His Sons in Prison, 1774, mezzotint on paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection; Visitors in the Long Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, photograph © Elizabeth Felicella / ESTO; 2017–18 Student Guides, Library Court, Yale Center for British Art, photograph by Richard Caspole; George Shaw, It’s All The Same to Me, 2014–15, Humbrol enamel on board, Private Collection, courtesy of the artist and the Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, © George Shaw 2018; George Shaw, Ash Wednesday: 7.00am, 2004–5, Humbrol enamel on board, Private Collection, courtesy of the artist and the Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, © George Shaw 2018; Joseph Wright of Derby, The Prisoner, 1787 to 1790, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection; John Copley, The Ambulance, 1918, lithograph, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund, © The Estate of John Copley; Reference Library, Yale Center for British Art, photograph by Richard Caspole; Philippe Mercier, The Sense of Sight, 1744 to 1747, oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection; Travertine bracelet by Pico Design, The Moth and Butterfly jewelry collection, photograph by Peter Italiano Photography
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