This week at the Gallery learn about the origins of the oversize print, take an Angles on Art tour, and enjoy a day of dance and discussions about the Baga D’mba.
Gallery Talk: “Concerning the Origins of the Big Print”
Wednesday 17, 12:20 PM
This talk will be presented by Larry Silver, the Farquhar Professor of Art History, University of Pennsylvania. Silver is one of the organizing curators of the current exhibition “Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian.”
On view through November 30, this exhibition 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.
“In Honor of D’mba”
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Registration is required for this day of dance, learning, and reverence in honor of the Baga D’mba, a powerful Guinean sculpture that embodies the female spirit. LOCATION: Dixwell-Yale University Community Center. To register, please call 203.432.9426.
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Tour the African galleries with Frederick John Lamp, the Frances and Benjamin Benenson Curator of African Art. LOCATION: Yale University Art Gallery
Angles on Art: Gallery Tours by Undergraduates
Thursday 18, 5:00 PM
“The Good Citizen in Art”
Esteban Tapetillo, MC ’09
Friday 19, 3:00 PM
“The Object and Experience in Modern Art”
Britta Kelley, BK ’09
Saturday, 20, 3:00 PM
“The Modern Body”
Bob Liles, TC ’11
Sunday, 21, 4:30 PM
“Connoisseurship: The Experience of Close Looking”
Emma Kronman, PC ’09
Masterpiece Tours: Guided Tours by Museum Docents
Saturday 20, 1:30 PM
Sunday 21, 1:30 PM
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Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel Street (at York Street), 203.432.0600