MAY 11–17, 2020
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EXPLORE THE COLLECTION

Marie Watt, Seneca, born 1967, M.F.A. 1996

First Teachers Balance the Universe,
Part I: 
 Things That Fly (Predator) andPart II: Things That Fly (Prey)

2015
Reclaimed wool blankets, embroidery floss, and thread

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Katherine Nova McCleary, B.A. 2018, and Leah Tamar Shrestinian, B.A. 2018, wrote about these works in the exhibition catalogue for Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art, which features Marie Watt’s art:

“Together, these two textiles form an immense set of wings and depict a surreal space inhabited by the herons, snipes, hawks, and others who taught the Seneca’s first ancestor, Sky Woman, to live on Earth. Dotted among the first teachers are myriad other things that fly: UFOs, drones, and hot-air balloons among them. The left wing … shows a Reaper MQ-9 advancing toward the large eagle that is stitched into the right wing. … With these textiles, Watt draws on Seneca beliefs to reflect upon our 21st-century environment as both thriving and vulnerable.”

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NEWS

Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art has been extended through October 4, 2020.*

NEWS

The catalogue for this exhibition has been awarded a bronze medal in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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ARTIST’S VOICE

Marie Watt
“First Teachers Balance the Universe”

Listen to Marie Watt, a cross-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, printmaking, textiles, and collaboration, discuss her work, her time at Yale, and the Gallery’s current exhibition of Indigenous North American art.
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ART AT HOME

Stories and Art – Now Available Online!

Listen to exciting stories from around the world while looking at art. Each episode ends with a fun art-making activity for you and your family to try at home. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more storytelling and art.

THIS MONTH’S EPISODE

The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns and Abstraction by Erika Giovanna Klien

Look for triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles in Klien’s Abstraction as you listen to an adapted version of Burns’ story. Then, get creative and make your own art using these shapes. Also available en español.
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MEDIA

Yale University Art Gallery in the News

The Brooklyn Rail, May 2020
“James Prosek with Hovey Brock: ‘The Map Is Not the Territory’”
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New Haven Register, May 1, 2020
“CT Art Trail Maps Virtual Path to Artwork, Historical Sites in 25th Year”
hyperallergic.com, May 1, 2020
“How Women Helped Revolutionize the Art of Printmaking”
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The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2020
“Art Goes to the Movies”
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