Tonight at the Gallery: Join us in welcoming #thejoshualightshow to New Haven for a special performance in conjunction with the new exhibition, Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light! Experience an immersive environment of "liquid" light and sound created by the #jls, George Stadnik, Laurent Fort, and other artists. Followed by a reception. Free and open to the public.

Performance, After Wilfred: The Contemporary Lumia Experience
This week we celebrate the new exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light with three terrific programs. Today at 12:30, there's a Gallery Talk with exhibition curator Keely Orgeman and Dr. Eugene Epstein and his nephew AJ Epstein, the world's leading collectors of Wilfred's lumia instruments, without whose passion and collaboration this exhibition would not be possible. Thursday,...
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Exhibition revives work of pioneering light artist Thomas Wilfred
In her 1970 book "Pre-Columbian Mexican Miniatures," Anni Albers praised “small-great objects” such as handheld ceramic and stone figurines. She wrote, “Today, when large size in art is carried to an absurdity, the smallness found here seems to be a special virtue, when contrasted with the arrogance of exaggerated scale.” Enjoy this Yale University News slide show of some of the works on view...
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'Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas'
Joshua Baize's article for Yale Daily News WKND gets behind the scenes of the new exhibition "Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light," bringing readers the fascinating backstory of a man at the forefront of light art.

Light itself
Read Mark Feeney's joint review of the Gallery's "Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom" and the Beinecke's "Gather Out of Star-Dust: The Harlem Renaissance and the Beinecke Library." See both exhibitions today!
Thanks to The Magazine Antiques for this beautiful feature on "Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas." Enjoy reading "When the Bauhaus came to Monte Albán" by exhibition curator Jennifer Reynolds Kaye:

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When the Bauhaus came to Monte Albán | The Magazine Antiques
Calling all art lovers! Join us this evening for a Valentine's Day celebration of our current special exhibitions, newly-reinstalled African art galleries, and the collection's noteworthy couples. Enjoy refreshments in the lobby, curator-led tours, and the museum's extended hours. This program is free and open to the public. No registration (or date) required. Happy Valentine's Day!
The Gallery is closed for the remainder of the day, Thursday, February 9, 2017, and all programs are canceled. The museum reopens Friday, February 10, at 10:00 am. Visit tomorrow and take a closer look at this beautiful snow scene by Everett Shinn (1945) in the exhibition "It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America."
Attention film connoisseurs: Two screenings remain in our curated series "African Cinema, 1966 to the Present." Save the dates: Fridays, February 10 and 24, 3:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

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Film Series, "African Cinema, 1966 to the Present"
Thanks to Living Writer Madeleine Luckel for her feature on "Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas!"

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A New Exhibition Explores Anni Albers’s Textiles, Among Other Things - Vogue
Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas
Happy February! Should your thoughts be turning to Valentine's Day, we have a special invitation for you and yours. Join us on Tuesday, February 14, from 5:00-8:00 pm for "An Evening for Art Lovers," celebrating the Gallery's spring semester exhibitions, the reinstalled African art gallery, and the collection's noteworthy couples. Enjoy exhibition tours, gallery talks, refreshments, and the...
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The next time you're on Chapel Street in New Haven, be sure to visit the Gallery and our friends across the street at Yale Center for British Art to see the two exhibitions reviewed by Jerry Weiss for LINEA, and so much more. Both museums are free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. "It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America" is on view at the Gallery through June 4, 2017....
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The View from Chapel Street - LINEA
Marking a decade since the conservation, restoration, and reopening of the Gallery's Louis Kahn building (1953), project architect Lloyd DesBrisay talks with Senior Deputy Director Pam Franks, fellow architect James Stewart Polshek, architecture critic James Russell, and architectural historian Meredith Bzdak about the ambitious project and its significance for the field of modern preservation.

How the Restoration of Louis Kahn’s Yale Art Gallery Helped Kickstart Modern Preservation
Thursday, January 26: Tonight at 5:30 pm we welcome UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus Herbert Cole to the Gallery to talk about Igbo art, such as these amazing masks on view in the newly reinstalled African art gallery. Cole gives a lecture titled "The Astonishing Richness of Igbo Art: Beauties, Beasts, and Others," followed by a reception. Free and open to the public.

Image: Barbara...
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Do you think about bringing your kids to an art museum but are uncertain whether the objects on view will hold their attention, or feel uncomfortable acting as your family's tour guide? This Sunday, January 29, from 1:00-3:30 pm, we've got you covered. It's our annual Family Day, when Gallery staff offer special tours, art making activities, and storytelling designed for ages three and up....
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#behindthescenes Check out some of the sustainability initiatives, building features, and novel solutions for waste reduction happening at the Gallery, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale West Campus, and Yale Center for British Art. Preserving the environment and preserving cultural heritage are central to the Gallery's and the Yale University mission.

Yale’s cultural properties promote sustainability | Yale Sustainability
This Sunday, January 29th, is the Gallery's annual Family Day, hosted by the museum's Nolen Center for Art and Education. Spread the word! See you there. . .
Today at 1:30 pm, join us at the Gallery for a program celebrating women, the arts, and world cultures. More specifically, guest lecturer Cynthia Becker explores "Amazingh Women's Arts: Visual Expressions of Berber Identity," one of an array of special programs this spring in conjunction with the newly reinstalled Laura and James J. Ross Gallery of African Art, now located on the first floor...
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Enjoy this terrific interview with "Let Us March On" exhibition curator La Tanya S. Autry. Join La Tanya, historian William P. Jones, and student panelists at the Gallery tomorrow evening, January 19, at 5:30 pm, for a conversation titled "The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom: Racial Justice Activism in 1957 and Beyond." Jones is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and author of...
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