Calendar of Events

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June 17, 2019 to January 31, 2020
(All day) Aperture: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine

Many of the portraits included in Aperture were commissioned as part of the celebration commemorating 100 Years of Women at the Yale School of Medicine in 2018 and donated to the school by photographer Robert Lisak, MFA ’81. Included in the exhibit is a recently unveiled oil portrait of the late Carolyn Walch Slayman, PhD, who was deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs, Sterling Professor of Genetics, and professor of cellular and molecular physiology. A second set of portraits of women faculty will replace those currently on display sometime in August, with a celebratory event planned for September.

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Location: Yale School of Medicine

Open to: Yale Community

July 19, 2019 to June 30, 2020
(All day) Ladies First Exhibit

This exhibit on the museum’s third floor pays tribute to the accomplishments and discoveries of women in STEM. Two dozen pioneering doctors, scientists, and engineers are highlighted in the exhibition, which was curated by the Peabody Museum’s EVOLUTIONS Afterschool Program. EVO provides 120 students from high schools in New Haven and West Haven experiences and instruction meant to inspire a passion for STEM and prepare them for college.

Location: Peabody Museum of Natural History

Open to: General Public

August 16, 2019 to December 1, 2019
(All day) Peterloo and Protest

Starting with the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 in which an armed and mounted militia attacked a large but peaceful demonstration for political reform outside Manchester, this exhibition follows the history of public protests in Britain through 1969. Featuring the role of women reformers at Peterloo, the campaigns of Christabel Pankhurst and the British suffragettes, and the actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave’s momentous public protests against the American-led war in Vietnam in the late 1960s, this topic has deep resonance with recent history and events of the present day.

Location: Yale Center for British Art

Open to: General Public

September 12, 2019 to December 15, 2019
(All day) The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Exhibition

This display highlights recent paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977), focusing on her portrait-like studies of characters drawn from the world of fiction, found images, and imagination. Curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als in collaboration with Yiadom-Boakye and the Yale Center for British Art.

Location: Yale Center for British Art

Open to: General Public

September 20, 2019 to January 18, 2020
12:00pm The First University Art School: 150 Years of the Yale School of Art

Curated by Miko McGinty (’93 BA, ’98 MFA) and Mar González Palacios, this exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of Yale’s opening of the first university art school in 1869. Through a combination of early photographs, departmental records, and student work, “The First University Art School” presents a timeline of the School of Art, its faculty, and its students.

Location: Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Open to: General Public

October 4, 2019 to October 26, 2019
8:00pm World Premiere of Girls

OBIE Award winning Yale School of Drama alumnus Lileana Blain-Cruz ’12 MFA directs this electrifying contemporary spin on Euripides’s The Bacchae written by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The world premiere production features a large, predominately female cast—including current Yale School of Drama students.

Location: University Theatre

Open to: General Public

October 22, 2019
5:00pm Edward P. Bass Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Susan J. Mazer ’81 B.S. on “S.O.S. – The Power of Seeds, Observations, and Specimens: Predicting the impact of climate change on plants”

“S.O.S. – The Power of Seeds, Observations, and Specimens: Predicting the impact of climate change on plants.” Wild species are often profoundly affected by climate change, but predicting the long-term consequences remains a major research goal. Dr. Susan J. Mazer will discuss the ways in which herbarium specimens, evolutionary seed banks, and both short- and long-term observations of the seasonal cycles of plants can illuminate the effects of climate change on plants at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.

Dr. Susan J. Mazer, Bass Scholar and Professor of Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Location: Yale Science Building, O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall

Open to: General Public

October 24, 2019
3:00pm Yale School of Music Alumni Concert

The alumni concert includes faculty mezzo-soprano and alumna Janna Baty ’93MM who will perform The Old Suffragist, a piece by composer and alumna Juliana Hall ’87MM that celebrates the 100th  anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Alumna Kimberly Foster ’04CERT will perform a movement from Rebecca Clarke’s 1919 Viola Sonata, which Clarke composed for a competition sponsored by musician and philanthropist Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, who, along with her mother, Nancy Atwood, provided Yale with the funding to build Albert Arnold Sprague Memorial Hall, which is named after Coolidge’s father, an 1859 Yale graduate.

Location: Sprague Memorial Hall, Morse Recital Hall

Open to: General Public

4:00pm Pierson College Tea with Darcy Walker ’71

Darcy Walker was in the first class of women at Yale, and will talk about her life and career. She has lived abroad, worked in numerous firms and has been a consultant.

Location: Pierson College, Leitner House

Open to: Yale Community

October 25, 2019
9:00am Women's Mental Health Conference at Yale

The conference is dedicated toward improving the well-being of women through better training of future healthcare professionals. It seeks to center issues of women’s wellbeing in the male-dominated healthcare professions. Features keynote Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning playwright and author of The Vagina Monologues.

Location: Yale School of Medicine

Open to: Yale Community

Submit Event

Are you planning an event as part of the celebration? Please send along details to Brita Belli at brita.belli@yale.edu.