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NOVEMBER 2–15, 2020


Art Online: November Programming

Since we began offering regular online programs in late June, almost 8,500 of you have joined our live mindfulness sessions, lectures and conversations, and E-Study Tours and enjoyed our prerecorded Stories and Art and E- Gallery Talks. Many thousands more have also been inspired watching the Gallery’s
YouTube channel or following our social media channels

We miss being together in the museum but are excited to connect with you virtually. Our November programs are listed below. Please continue to check our calendar for the most up-to-date information.


Veritas in Lux: A Mindful Look at Illumination in Art 

Wednesday, November 4, 2:00 pm EST
The Gallery’s monthly Mindfulness and Art series continues. Each online session focuses on an individual work, incorporating the illuminating capacities of mindfulness and poetry to aid in contemplation and dialogue. Learn more.
Registration is required. Live closed captions in English will be available.


Rediscovering François Gérard

Thursday, November 12, 4:00 pm EST
Join art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz for a discussion of the evolution of François Gérard’s portrait of Alexandrine Émilie Brongniart and its significance in Gérard’s oeuvre and in the genre of portraiture in 19th-century France. Learn more.
Registration is required. Live closed captions in English will be available.


A Conversation with Fred Wilson

Friday, November 20, 12:30 pm EST
Wurtele Study Center
Join Roksana Filipowska, the Wurtele Study Center Programs and Outreach Manager, in a conversation with artist Fred Wilson that will explore museum display and storage, discernment as a creative practice, and other topics. Learn more.
Registration is required. Live closed captions in English will be available.


The Bald Parrot (El loro pelado)

New video now available online
In this month’s Stories and Art family program, you’ll listen to the story of “The Bald Parrot,” adapted from “El loro pelado” by Horacio Quiroga, while looking at two objects from the Art of the Ancient Americas collection and this painting by artist James Prosek. Learn more. Also available en español.


Yale News

October 16, 2020
“Portrait Paints a More Complete Picture of Yale’s History”

Yale News

October 22, 2020
“Who You Calling Zeus? That’s Atlas, as Yalies in Booming Classics Course Know”

New York Times

October 23, 2020
“Artists in Isolation Make a New Window on the World”

Yale Daily News

October 25, 2020
“YUAG Presents ‘Writing as Art and Technology’”


Support the Gallery’s Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund strengthen the Gallery’s ability to respond to uncertain times. To everyone who has a made a recent gift, we say thank you. Our online resources described above are among the many projects supported by your generosity.
The Yale University Art Gallery is currently closed until further notice. The Gallery is working in close collaboration with Yale University leadership to safeguard against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. Please continue to check our website in the coming days and weeks for additional information or changes to the Gallery’s public services. Learn more.
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Images:  Thomas Wilfred, Abstract, Op. 91 (The Firebird), 1934. Metal, glass, gel filters, electrical and lighting elements, and a frosted-glass screen in a wood cabinet. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Thomas C. Wilfred © Estate of Thomas Wilfred | Baron François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, Portrait of Alexandrine Émilie Brongniart (detail), 1795. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Modern and Contemporary Art; the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund; and the Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund | View of the The Margaret and Angus Wurtele Study Center | James Prosek, Paradise Lost 1 (Burmese Python and Blue and Yellow Macaw, Everglades), 2019. Oil and acrylic on panel. © James Prosek. Courtesy the artist and Waqas Wajahat, New York | The Happy and Bob Doran Tea Gate (Paul Discoe, 2015) in the fall