Category Archives: Yale events

Constructed Objects

Symposium looks at postmodernism Matthew Claudel – Yale Daily News -November 17, 2009

The Yale School of Architecture, in association with the Yale University Art Gallery, organized a symposium last Thursday and Friday titled “Constructed Objects: Architects as Designers in the 20th century.” The event focused on the commoditization of architecture, the role of architects in outfitting interior spaces and the relationship between the built environment and the objects that inhabit it.


See Strawberry Hill

Ring in Halloween with “gloomth” – Mike Gocksch –Yale Daily News October 30, 2009

A recent front-page article in the News informs us that the Yale Center for British Art suffers from a lack of visibility: Many undergraduates, apparently, do not know it exists. There will be some who turn their nose up at the very idea of pre-twentieth century British art, dismissing it as derivative, dull, second-rate. That said, I encourage everyone, teeming undergraduate masses, skeptics and veterans of the British Art Center alike, to investigate “Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill,” a new exhibition that will be running in New Haven through Jan. 3; it may or may not make you a regular visitor to the museum, but it should leave you with a renewed appreciation for the eccentricities of our cousins across the pond.


“Antibiosis” @ the Yale Cabaret

Paging Dr. Freud: ‘Antibiosis’ offers a new psychodrama
Donald Brown New Haven Advocate October 21, 2009
By Donald Brown

Shannon Sullivan’s Antibiosis, at the Yale Cabaret, is situational drama: Put three characters in a situation, and see what occurs. The play mixes time frames so we don’t get the story in a linear manner. It seems to come full-circle from the present to the present. In between are flashbacks, but not necessarily in the order of occurrence. There are also a number of soliloquies even harder to pin down in terms of “when.”


Social Commentary on Canvas: Dickensian Take on the Real World

Royal Holloway, University of London

Disdained, derided and dismissed by Modernist art critics from Roger Fry to Clement Greenberg, Victorian painting staged a comeback in the Postmodern era.

Though often sappy and moralistic, at its best late-19th-century British painting still delivers a rich mix of visual imagination, narrative intrigue and social commentary. An excellent exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art proves the point. Drawn from a collection created in the early 1880s for students at Royal Holloway College, then just for women, “Paintings From the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London” offers pictures that can make you wish painting today were as tuned in to the real world.

Social Commentary on Canvas: Dickensian Take on the Real World Ken Johnson NYT 6/18/09

“Paintings From the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London” continues through July 26 at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven


Frederick Iseman Theater

Yale School Of Drama Renames The New Theater To Frederick Iseman Theater Broadway World June 1, 2009

Yale School of Drama has announced that the New Theater, a 200-seat state-of-the art performance venue located at 1156 Chapel Street, was renamed the Frederick Iseman Theater in a dedication ceremony on May 30.


MFA Sculpture Open Studios, May 17th


YSOA Symposium on James Stirling, May 9-10

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (1984)

Via Yale OPA Press Release:

A symposium examining the work of 1981 Pritzker Prize laureate James Stirling will take place May 9–10 at the Yale School of Architecture, where the influential architect taught in 1959 and from 1966 to 1984.

All events of the symposium take place in Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York Street. The symposium is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call (203) 432-8621 or e-mail

Titled “James Stirling, Architect and Teacher,” the symposium is being convened by writer and professor of architecture Anthony Vidler, dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union. It is being held in anticipation of a major exhibition on Stirling being organized by the Yale School of Architecture, the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Yale Center for British Art.

Full schedule available here.