The Art of Amsterdam with John Walsh ’61

The Yale University Art Gallery Luxury Travel Program is planning a trip from May 21-27, 2017 entitled The Art of Amsterdam with John Walsh. According to the program description, “John Walsh has treated the Yale University Art Gallery audiences to lectures and talks on Dutch paintings of the Golden Age. He has now agreed to take a seminar-sized group to Amsterdam …

Sarah Sze ’91 Timekeeper Exhibition in Copenhagen

From March 10 – September 3, 2017, the Copenhagen Contemporary is featuring Timekeeper by Sarah Sze ’91. In this exhibition, Sze explores how time is perceived in individual memories and experiences, rather analyzing time in a linear sense. The museum describes Timekeeper as “a complex and immersive installation encompassing projection, light, objects, and sound. In the centre of a darkened room is a …

Ali Van ’08 Opens New Exhibition

On Thursday, February 23rd Weather Trust / Between Stars: Offer Balancing Scenarios by Ali Van ’08 will open at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City. The opening reception will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Van‘s work will remain on display until March 18th, 2017. The gallery explains how the exhibition involves visitors, “At the center of the show is an installation …

Yale World Fellow Saleh Barakat’s Gallery at Art Dubai

Saleh Barakat, a Yale World Fellow, will have his gallery featured at this year’s Art Dubai. Barakat founded the Agial Art Gallery in Beirut in 1990. The Art Dubai website‘s description calls the Agial Gallery “one of the leading destinations for modern and contemporary art from Lebanon and the Arab world. As a pioneering platform, Agial is showcasing a broad …

Dawoud Bey ’93MFA Exhibition at AAMP

Dawoud Bey ’93MFA currently has an exhibition called Dawoud Bey: Harlem, U.S.A at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (AAMP). Raised in Queens, Bey was inspired to create this collection by his family’s roots in Harlem. According to the museum’s website, “All these photographs are sensitively composed and radiate an emphasis on the calm and dignity that would become hallmarks of …

Abelardo Morell ’81MFA Featured on CBS Sunday Morning News

On Sunday, January 22nd, Abelardo Morell ’81MFA was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning News. According to his website, Morell was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1962 with his family. His photography has been displayed in museums across the nation. The segment examines Morell’s technique of “camera obscura” which was frequently used during the Renaissance. In the interview …

Kehinde Wiley ’01MFA Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Kehinde Wiley ’01MFA will have his exhibition, A New Republic, displayed at the Toledo Museum of Art this spring. According to the museum, the hallmarks of the exhibition include Wiley’s “signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with contemporary black subjects and drawing attention to the absence of …

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 …