Vaughn Spann ’18 on 9 Black Artists He’s Excited About Now

As a burgeoning collector, Vaughn Spann ’18 constantly on the lookout for promising young talents gathering momentum, and older artists whose flowers are long overdue. Since he started acquiring works in earnest in 2018, Spann’s collection has grown to include more than 150 works—many of them by an intergenerational swathe of Black artists that includes Alteronce Gumby, Stanley Whitney, Titus Kaphar, and Otis Kwame …

Courtney Martin ’09 PhD and Director YCBA curates Bridget Riley for YCBA

The Yale Center for British Art Director Courtney Martin ’09 PhD organized the first American museum survey in more than 20 years of Bridget Riley, an artist who has been celebrated in Britain as a national treasure.  The exhibition, Bridget Riley: Perpetual Abstraction, is on display at the YCBA until July 24, 2022. Britain’s pre-eminent abstract painter looks anew at …

7 School of Art Alumni Named 2022 Guggenheim Fellows

On April 7, 2022, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 180 exceptional individuals. Chosen from a rigorous application and peer review process out of almost 2500 applicants, these successful applicants were appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. Listed below is 7 …