Lonnie Holley & Mourning [A] BLKstar

Born in Jim Crow-era Birmingham, Alabama in 1950, Lonnie Holley was the seventh of 27 children—and at age four was taken from his mother and traded for a bottle of whiskey (Bloom). He fled abusive foster parents, was hit by a car (and declared brain dead) and was later sent to Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children—a “slave camp” by any other name (Missick). Holley’s work, born out of struggle, hardship—and more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity—manifests itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, filmmaking, and music.

Windham-Campbell Prizes Festival

The 2024 Windham-Campbell Prize recipients will be in residence on Yale’s campus from September 17-20 for a multi-day international literary festival during which they will share their work, engage in conversation on a range of subjects, and celebrate reading and the written word with the New Haven community.

The full schedule of talks, discussions, and readings will be available at windhamcampbell.org in mid-August 2024.

Yale Alumni Academy Climate Change Conversations | Double Mitigation: Exploring Equitable Climate Change and Health Pathways

Yale Alumni Academy and the Yale School of the Environment have assembled a distinguished roster of expert faculty to address the leading climate change issues facing our wonderous planet. Please join us as we discuss Double Mitigation: Exploring Equitable Climate Change and Health Pathways with Dr. Daniel Carrión. Society is grappling with two fundamental questions: 1) how do we address entrenched social inequality, and 2) how do we mitigate the greenhouse gases that are driving our climate crisis?

Why Mapping? Some Lessons from an Art Historian’s DH Ditch

One of the key methodological interventions of Digital Humanities is the capacity to map one’s research data. With the advent of interactive digital maps in the early 2000s, space-oriented humanistic historical research has seen a dramatic growth with multiple visualization tools during the past two decades. As Richard White of now defunct Spatial History emphatically notes in his 2010 working paper, spatial visualization, i.e. mapping, is not a mere illustration to a narrative but “a means of doing research.”

Wine Tasting at The Well

Indigenous Wine: Exploring some of the very cool, off the beaten track indigenous grapes from around the globe.
Taught by New Haven local sommelier Janine Sacco, Fine Wine and Sales Representative with Skurnik.

Be able to impress any group after learning about wine in this first-ever fine wine tasting in The Well.

Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know is Sick

In recognition of the 2023 Day With(out) Art, the Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, and Public Humanities at Yale are proud to partner with Visual AIDS to present Everyone I Know is Sick, a screening of five short videos highlighting connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability. The program features work by Dorothy Cheung, Hiura Fernandes and Lili Nascimento, Beau Gomez, Dolissa Medina and Ananias P. Soria, Vasilios Papapitsios, and Kurt Weston.

YSC Session: Tradition vs Innovation: Unlocking the Path to the Future

From ChatGPT to Netflix, recent innovations have transformed everyday life. As technological progress and entrepreneurship continue to intersect and evolve, we find ourselves forced to reconcile with the value of tradition. What do we keep and what do we lose? Is the Metaverse an inventive substitute for real-life interactions? Should we aim to live in Smart Cities, fully operated by Artificial Intelligence and IoT systems? How should societies decide which elements should become obsolete, and which are crucial to preserve? Join our Session with Dr.

The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora: On the Contents of Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s Trunk

About this program
In recognition of Worlds AIDS Day on December 1, 2023, this talk will examine the history of neoliberalism and neocolonialism in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States as well as the history of Black queer art and activism through a series of visits to a make-believe Black queer bookshop and gallery. While the visits are fictional, the objects in the bookshop and their histories are real. The trunk owned by the Nigerian-born British photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955–1989) will be a focus of this talk.

Something about the Nature of Architecture: The History of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Yale’s Arts Library and the Art & Architecture building (now Rudolph Hall), have encountered numerous changes over the last 60 years, including a fire, adaptive reuse by students, incomplete renovations, and finally rehabilitation, restoration, and expansion. Though Rudolph’s original design has adapted to meet the changing needs of its occupants, the building–and the library–have retained many of his signature touches and the library remains a significant research center for art, art history, architecture and drama studies on Yale’s campus and beyond.

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