AUGUST 10–16, 2020
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NEWS

While We Are Closed …

The Gallery’s Capstone Project

Although the Yale University Art Gallery closed to the public in March, three separate critical roofing projects moved forward and are now nearing completion. These include the Collection Studies Center at Yale West Campus, the Gallery’s portion of the Library Shelving Facility, and the north tower parapet of the Old Yale Art Gallery building downtown.

The parapet required highly skilled stone masons and an engineered solution that will allow it to stand for another century, protecting the building and its galleries from water infiltration. Pictured above, the team from Summit Masonry & Building Restoration are shown guiding the final stone into place.

The restoration of the north tower is yet another chapter in the building’s storied history.

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Inside the Gallery

We are working hard to reactivate the Yale University Art Gallery. While we are not yet ready to announce an opening date, here is a sign of good things to come: some curators, art handlers, and conservators are back onsite preparing for the day when we can once again welcome the public to our spaces. In the photo above, Senior Museum Technician Christina Czap Vergara sits in her new “office” beneath Wall Panel from Boys’ Initiation House in the Laura and James J. Ross Gallery of African Art.

“When we closed more than four months ago, a partial reinstallation of the African galleries was already well underway,” said James Green, the Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Assistant Curator of African Art. “Now, after an unanticipated delay caused by the pandemic, art is finally coming on view, including a number of recent acquisitions.”

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Among the first works to be installed is a wool Marriage-Bed Screen (Arkilla Kerka), donated by the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society in Madison, Conn.

More updates about the Gallery’s reactivation plans will be announced soon.

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ART AT HOME

‘The Boy Who Drew Cats’

Please join us online for our family program Stories and Art, where we tell stories and look at art together. This story is based on a Japanese folktale called “The Boy Who Drew Cats,” and it is paired with two paintings from the Asian collection: Cat and Butterfly, by Chinese artist Ren Yu, and Girl Playing with Catsby Japanese artist Nishimura Shigenaga.

Look at cats in artwork from the collection as you listen to a version of the folktale about the young artist Joji in “The Boy Who Drew Cats.”  Then get your pencil and paper ready so you can create your own pictures of animals.

Also available en español.

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New Art Gallery Puzzles

Puzzles boost memory, improve problem-solving skills, and promote mindfulness. Give yourself time to focus on something beautiful by completing one or all of our free online puzzles featuring objects from the Gallery’s collection.  Each puzzle includes a timer so you can track how quickly you solve it.
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Support the Gallery’s Annual Fund

The Annual Fund strengthens all we do at the Gallery, from complicated construction projects to diligent collections management. As we grow our digital resources and prepare for the return of students and visitors, your support of the Gallery remains critical. Consider an online contribution to the Annual Fundtoday. Your gift has immediate impact.

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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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AAQ / Resource: Westhampton Architectural Glass

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