Arts-Area News

Pati Scobey, [Torso detail], A Printer's Exquisite Corpse (1992). Image copyright Pati Scobey. Used with permission.
January 8, 2018
January 8–March 31, 2018 Though damaged and incomplete, the marble figure in Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Archaic Torso of Apollo” still commands a powerful presence “from all the borders of itself” (trans. Stephen Mitchell). With such anthropomorphic anatomy as spines, heads, fronts, and backs,...
Fashion Photography Archive
November 30, 2017
Yale Library now provides access to the Fashion Photography Archive, searchable through the Bloomsbury Fashion Central platform (which includes the Berg Fashion Library). This means that 250,000 fashion photographs spanning the 1970s-2000s will now appear in searches alongside encyclopedia entries...
Brit Bein HaBetarim [The covenant between God and Abraham] © Avner Moriah
November 2, 2017
On Thursday, November 9, from 4:00-6:30 PM in the Sterling Memorial Library International Room, the Israeli painter and book artist Avner Moriah MFA ‘83 gave a talk about his project "Creating an illuminated Torah" (the first five books of the Bible). He has already completed the first 2 books,...
Jesse Marsolais, Proprietor, Marsolais Press & Lettercarving
September 22, 2017
On Thursday, September 28, the Arts Library hosted letterpress printer and stone carver Jesse Marsolais. He spoke about his work and gave a stone carving demonstration in the Great Hall of the Arts Library. Marsolais maintains a “commitment to the original tools and methods of production,” and...
Soldier –(oil on canvas)- approx.. 24”x36”
September 18, 2017
On Monday, September 18, the Haas Arts Library will be the first of several campus venues for a weeklong traveling showcase of artwork sponsored by the Yale Veterans Network (YVN). YVN is an affinity group designed to create a Yale community of veterans and to support career development and growth...
Letter A detail from Desideratum… (1874) by F.W. Devoe & Co. Arts Library Special Collections call number AOB 55
September 16, 2017
September 25–December 15, 2017 A letter is the smallest unit in an alphabetic system of writing, though this is only one of many systems for recording and transmitting language. Letterforms also have meaning beyond the speech sounds they represent. Their formal and material qualities bear witness...
Ensemble at Yale homepage
May 5, 2017
Decompress from end-of-the-year stress by helping create a database of Yale theater history with Ensemble@Yale! This new tool leverages the power of crowdsourcing to identify and transcribe titles and dates of plays as well as the names of actors, directors, playwrights, set and costume designers,...

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