Yale Alumni Art Featured in New York City Subway

Two Yale alumni have their art featured in New York City subways stations. The works from Chuck Close ’64MFA and Sarah Sze ’91 are part of a major project to expand public artwork in the city’s public transit system. The New York times describes the plan as “one of the most ambitious contemporary art projects that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority …

New Mickalene Thomas ’02MFA Exhibition Opens

Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on Prime-Time Star opens today at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane. The exhibition “brings together more than 40 works including paintings, photographs, collages, sculptures, film, and a site-specific installation that broadly engage the subject of portraiture through an interplay of different media. “Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) is an internationally renowned artist recognized for lush works celebrating the …

Audrey Flack ’52 to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) has announced that Audrey Flack ’52 will be the recipient of a 2017 Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Award. The Awards were first presented in 1979 in President Jimmy Carter’s Oval Office to Isabel Bishop, Selma Burke, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, and Georgia O’Keeffe. In the following year, Audrey Flack nominated Lee Krasner, who was presented with …

Chuck Close ’64MFA Featured in U.K. National Portrait Gallery

A huge portrait of the former director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne, is to be the first important work by American artist Chuck Close ’64MFA to enter a public collection in Britain. Close is one of America’s most influential portrait artists, known for his gigantic mosaic-patterned works, which he paints from photographs. But his subjects are mostly American, …