This Week @ YUAG

“Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian” opens

Tuesday 9, 10:00 AM

“Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian” assembles a diverse group of European prints from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century that share one common characteristic: uncommon scale. Produced for purposes ranging from propaganda to wallpaper, they often were intended as substitutes for works in more permanent and costly media, such as painting, sculpture, or tapestry. Subjects range widely: from Roman imperial processions to the pomp and circumstance of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I; from the lives of the Greek gods to the rowdy peasants of Reformation Germany; and from Renaissance painting to astronomy, warfare, and geography.

Gallery Talk: “Fair Aesthetics: The Context of an Indian Artist”

Tuesday 9, 4:00 PM

In this talk, Indian artist Sumitro Basak will explore the aesthetics of melas, or Indian village fairs. Melas showcase a diverse mix of modern and traditional artifacts and images, and are a space of collective gathering, consumption, and entertainment. Melas have a long history in India and have constantly changed with the times—incorporating everything from nationalistic politics to Bollywood. Basak will show how the visual languages found at melas provide the context for his own work as a contemporary Indian artist. His talk will be accompanied by a slide show, featuring photographs (many of which he has taken in his travels to melas) as well as his own paintings.

Lecture Series: “Screencasts: Cinema as Medium in Contemporary Art”

Thursday 11, 5:00-7:00 PM

Artist Laurel Nakadate, M.F.A. 2001, presents her work in photography and video. Followed by the lecture “Object Relations: Laurel Nakadate and Feminism after Raunch Culture,” presented by William Kaizen, Assistant Professor of Aesthetics and Critical Studies, University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Film Screening, “Day Night Day Night”

Friday 12, 6:30-9:30 PM

A Film Screening of “Day Night Day Night” by Julia Loktev, featured in “Screencasts: Cinema as Medium in Contemporary Art,” will be shown at 212 York Street, Room 106.

Family Program:  Stories and Art

Sunday 14, 1:00-2:00 PM

The Gallery invites families to learn more about works of art in “Stories and Art.” Yale students and Gallery staff relate folktales and myths from across the globe to works of art in the Gallery’s collection. All ages are welcome, and drawing materials will be provided for older children. No registration is required; please meet at the information desk.

Angles on Art: Gallery Tours by Undergraduates

Friday 12, 3:00 PM
“In Search of Form and Figure in Art” will be presented by Lian Walden, TD ’09

Saturday 13, 3:00 PM
“Evolution of Sculpture through the Twentieth Century” will be presented by Elyse Nelson, MC ’09

Sunday, 14, 3:00 PM
“Contextual Text: The Reading of Art” will be presented by Carina del Valle Schorske, ES ’09

Sunday, 14, 4:30 PM
“Not Quite Right: The Peculiar in Art” will be presented by Elissa Dunn, BK ’09

Masterpiece Tours: Guided Tours by Museum Docents

Saturday 13, 1:30 PM
Sunday 14, 1:30 PM

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Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel Street (at York Street), 203.432.0600


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