Category Archives: Cinema

This Week @ YUAG

This week at the Gallery, attend Screencasts: Cinema as Medium in Contemporary Art, sign up for Master Classes, and attend one of our many gallery talks and tours.

Sign Up for Master Class on “First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography”

Thursdays, October 30, and November 13 and 20
5:30-7:00 PM

Join Joshua Chuang, Assistant Curator of Photographs; Russell Lord, independent scholar; and Nicholas Nixon, photographer, in a stimulating investigation of the history, practice, and perception of optical ambiguity in photography.

Fee: $30 per series for Members; $45 for nonmembers; free for students with valid ID. Enrollment limited to twelve participants. To register, please call 203.432.9525.

Gallery Talk: “Themes and Variations in Multiblock Prints”

Tuesday 28, 4:00 PM

This gallery talk will be presented by Eva Allan, Ph.D. candidate, History of Art, Yale University. This gallery talk is in conjunction with the current special exhibition “Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian.”

Gallery Talk: “Reverse-Painted Glass in American Furniture”

Wednesday 29, 12:20 PM

This gallery talk will be presented by Diane C. Wright, the Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Intern, Department of American Decorative Arts, Yale University Art Gallery. Registration is required; please call 203.432.9525.

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

Thursday 30, 5:30 PM

“‘The Face is a Politics’: On Chris Marker’s ‘Staring Back.'” Vered Maimon, Lecturer, Department of Art and Design, Northeastern University.

Film Screening, “Selected works by Chris Marker”

Friday 31, 6:30-9:30 PM

A Film Screening of “A Grin without a Cat” by Chris Marker, featured in “Screencasts: Cinema as Medium in Contemporary Art,” will be shown at 212 York Street, Room 106.

Furniture Study Tour

Friday 31, 12:00-1:00 PM

The American Decorative Arts Furniture Study is a working library of American furniture and wooden objects, housing approximately one thousand works from the Gallery’s collection. Ranging from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, this selection of chests, tables, chairs, desks, clocks, cupboards, looking glasses, and woodturnings highlights important stylistic developments in American craftsmanship and design.

Weekly tours of the Furniture Study will be given by curators from the Department of American Decorative Arts. No advanced registration required, but space is limited. Meet at the information desk at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Angles on Art: Gallery Tours by Undergraduates

Friday 31, 3:00 PM
“Clothed in Mysticism”
Nicole Kim, DC ’10

Saturday 1, 3:00 PM
“In Search of Pure Art”
Lisa Sun, ES ’10

Sunday 2, 3:00 PM
“Looking to the Future: Art Transcending Time”
Elena Goldblatt, BK ’10

Masterpiece Tours: Guided Tours by Museum Docents

Saturday 1, 1:30 PM
Sunday 2, 1:30 PM

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

Filming in New Haven

“Last summer, Indiana Jones took over downtown New Haven and now a comedy is filming in Wooster Square.”

More movie magic in New Haven May 27, 2008

Find some of last year’s photos of New Haven decked out for the new Indiana Jones movie at This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Posted by: Tanya

Ingmar Bergman & Michelangelo Antonioni, RIP

Bergman and principal cinematographer Sven Nykvist, during filming of “Through A Glass, Darkly” in 1960.

Director Michelangelo Antonioni

Two of cinema’s greatest artists passed away yesterday: Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) & Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007).

Both filmmakers are known for their austere, albeit distinct styles. Bergman with his unflinching examinations of intimate relationships, carnal and spiritual, and Anotonioni’s beautiful, slow moving camera capturing the silence and empty spaces in his characters lives and environs.

“Mr. Bergman made about 50 films over more than 40 years. He centered his work on two great themes — the relationship between the sexes and the relationship between mankind and God. Mr. Bergman found in film, he wrote in a 1965 essay, ‘a language that literally is spoken from soul to soul in expressions that, almost sensuously, escape the restrictive control of the intellect.'”

”’In the empty, silent spaces of the world, he has found metaphors that illuminate the silent places our hearts, and found in them, too, a strange and terrible beauty: austere, elegant, enigmatic, haunting,’ Jack Nicholson said in presenting Antonioni with the career Oscar.”

Mervyn Rothstein. Ingmar Bergman, Master Filmmakers, Dies at 89. New York Times. July 31, 2007.

Associated Press obituary on Antonioni

Posted by: Ian M.