“Shining Light on Truth” Exhibit Designed by David Jon Walker MFA’23 on Display in New Haven until Sept. 1, 2024

Last week, New Haven Museum’s newest exhibition, “Shining Light on Truth: New Haven, Yale, and Slavery” opened to the public. You may visit for free until September 1, 2024. The exhibition, designed by David Jon Walker MFA ’23, celebrates Black resistance and community. Curators Michael J. Morand with Charles E. Warner, Jr excavated from the archive of New Haven and …

Yale 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibitions, January 20-May 21, 2024

The Yale School of Art annually hosts an MFA thesis exhibition that showcases the culmination of two years of intensive work from all its 2024 MFA candidates, from painting /printmaking to graphic design, from sculpture to photography. You can see the work of the newest soon-to-be Yale alumni artists at the dates below. All thesis exhibitions and receptions are held …

Dominic Chambers MFA ’19 Exhibition at CAM through Feb. 11 2024

Recently, Dominic Chambers MFA ’19 was interviewed by Angelo Vidal with Riverfront Times about his solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St. Louis, and the opportunity that the exhibition posed for his family to see Chambers’ work in person. The exhibition, titled “Birthplace,”  Birthplace, is on display through Sunday, February 11, 2024. Vidal describes the exhibit as “an …

Mickalene Thomas MFA ’02 / “Portrait of an Unlikely Space” at YUAG until Jan. 7, 2023

Until January 7, 2023, head to the Yale University Art Gallery to see contemporary paintings by Mickalene Thomas MFA ’02 curated alongside historical objects. On the exhibition, ArtNews writes, “Small 19th-century portraits (painted miniatures, daguerreotypes, tintypes, silhouettes, and prints) featuring Black sitters—some known, some unknown, some free(d), some enslaved—make up an imagined community, in Thomas’s words a “chosen family,” in …

Vaughn Spann MFA ’18 Exhibition at U.S Flagship in Tribeca until Oct. 28, 2023

You can find the work of Vaughn Spann MFA ’18 on display in a solo exhibition at Almine Rech’s new U.S Flagship in Tribeca, New York until October 28, 2023. The exhibition marks Vaughn’s first solo presentation in New York since 2020 and includes a body of new abstract paintings.   Read the full press release here. Photo Credits: Vaughn Spann. Deep …

Sept. 21-Jan. 7 Barkley Hendricks BFA/MFA ’72: Portraits at the Frick

The work of Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) is on display at the Frick Collection in New York City from September 21st, 2023 to January 7th, 2024. Address: 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York, NY 10021 More about the exhibit: “Hendricks revolutionized contemporary portraiture with his vivid depictions of Black subjects that emphasize the dignity and individuality of his …

Sept. 7, 2023: Opening Festivities for African Art in Motion: The Legacy of Robert Farris Thompson

Join Yale’s Department of the History of Art as it kicks off opening festivities to honor the legacy of Professor Robert Farris Thompson. The event will feature a live performance by Afro-Puerto Rican music group Alma Moyo, Professor Thompson’s “house band.” A brief presentation on Professor Thompson will precede the performance. Symposium Program When: Thursday, September 7, 2023 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm Where: …

August 14: Connection and Reflection: A Conversation with Designer Dorian Webb ‘91

Join award-winning designer Dorian Webb, YC ’91 in conversation with gallerist Valerie Francis as she discusses the inspiration for her latest fine jewelry collections. Believing that handcraftsmanship conveys a sense of hope, heritage and humanity, Dorian designs intentional jewelry that sparkles with diamonds and colorful semiprecious and precious stones. An advocate for women, Dorian creates jewelry that fosters connection and reflection, …

African Art in Motion Symposium September 7th, 2023

The Yale History of Art department, in collaboration with the Yale Alumni Art League and other entities, is hosting African Art in Motion, a symposium in memory of Prof. Robert Farris Thompson. It will take place from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Friday, Sept. 8 on the Yale campus.  An opening reception with live music, performed by Alma Moyo, will take …

Composer Ari Benjamin Meyers BA’94 July 1 & 2 Luxembourg Performance

Composer Ari Benjamin Meyers BA ’94 will be performing at the Hémicycle in Luxembourg, reflecting on the climate crisis and humanity’s shifting and often harmful relationship with nature. Read more about the performance from the Mudam below: Ari Benjamin Meyers has been commissioned to create a new performance at an offsite venue, the Hémicycle – former seat of the European Parliament …