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CANCELED: Artist in Residence

Drop by the Gallery April 7, 8, and 9 to see Will Wilson (Diné [Navajo], the 2020 Happy and Bob Doran Artist in Residence at the Gallery, at work in the Jan and Frederick Mayer lobby. Wilson will be making tintype portraits of members of the Yale community and developing them in his portable darkroom.

Yale Japanese American WWII Incarceration Day of Remembrance with Frank Sato

The Yale Japanese American Students Union and Asian American Cultural Center invite the Yale community to commemorate the 78th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. Yale’s 2020 Day of Remembrance will feature a fireside chat with Mr. Frank Sato, former Inspector General of the Departments of Transportation and Veterans Affairs. At age 13, Mr.

CANCELED: Artist Talk, Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange

Join us for a talk by photographer Will Wilson (Diné [Navajo]), the 2020 Happy and Bob Doran Artist in Residence at the Gallery, who will speak about Indigenous self-determination, place, and culture. Wilson will discuss his work with tintype photography and his collaborative project Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX), which responds to the widely circulated ethnographic photography of Native Americans beginning at the turn of the 20th century, among other ongoing projects.

CANCELED: Studio Program, Fresco and Memory: John Wilson’s The Incident

Reckoning with “The Incident”: John Wilson’s Studies for a Lynching Mural features the preparatory works made for John Wilson’s Mexico City fresco, which is no longer extant. Through a hands-on fresco exercise led by Yale School of Art students Mariel Capanna, Africanus Okokon, and José de Jesus Rodriguez, this workshop introduces participants to the ancient technique of painting with earth pigments into wet plaster and considers fresco painting as a vehicle for embodied remembrance of this lost mural. Space is limited.

New Trends in the Study of Postwar Japan

It is now more than twenty-five years since the publication of the landmark volume, Postwar Japan as History, edited by Andrew Gordon. How does the field of postwar Japanese history look today? How are historians and other social scientists engaging with each other’s work on this period? This workshop will explore these questions with Eiko Maruko Siniawer, professor of history at Williams College, whose recent book, Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan, makes the case for “thinking about the entirety of postwar Japan as one coherent and cohesive period.” William W.

Opening Program, Human and Animal Art Worlds

Join us for a lecture on a “post-human” framework for aesthetic philosophy, color, beauty, and evolution, delivered by Richard O. Prum, the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, and Curator of Ornithology and Head Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The lecture is followed by a conversation between Prum and James Prosek, B.A. 1997, artist, writer, and naturalist. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice.

CANCELED: Lecture, Margaret Ann Crutchfield: A Cherokee-Moravian Weaver of Worlds

Tiya Miles, Professor of History at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, explores the intersections of African American, Native American, and women’s histories. The exhibition Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art includes early-19th century baskets made by Peggy Scott Vann (Margaret Ann Crutchfield), a Cherokee woman who enslaved hundreds of Black people on her plantation and was outspoken against the forced removal of Cherokee people from their territory.

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