Calendar of Events

Manahatta - East Coast Premiere
January 24 - February 15, 2020

Fun Home
December 14-20, 2019

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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 15, 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

December 8, 2019
2:00pm Directed by Women – Chocolat

Join us for a free 35mm screening of CHOCOLAT, directed and co-written by Claire Denis. In this 1988 drama, a young French woman revisits the landscapes and relationships of her childhood home in colonial Cameroon. Vincent Canby wrote of Denis’s work on her debut film, “She is astonishing. There are no dark corners in the story. Everything that happens is vivid and clear, though subject to the kind of speculation that tantalizes and rewards.” Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, and François Cluzet star. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

Location: Whitney Humanities Center

Open to: General Public

December 9, 2019
2:30pm Grace Hopper Birthday Party

Come to the birthday party for Grace Hopper ‘34 Ph.D  sponsored by the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Featuring cake, pizza, party games – including Hopper trivia — and prizes! This is an occasion for the entire campus to celebrate our alumna who was the first woman to be appointed to admiral’s rank in the U.S. Navy and who was one of the first pioneers in computing.

Visit the Yale Center for Engineering, Innovation & Design

Location: Becton Engineering & Applied Science Center

Open to: Yale Community

December 12, 2019
6:00pm Parul Shah Dance Company - Enduring Silence and All that’s in Between

In these exquisite Kathak dance pieces, renowned New York City-based choreographer and dancer Parul Shah explores the human condition and the shared plights of women from different cultures as she merges the boundaries of classical and contemporary dance.

Location: Yale Center for British Art

Open to: General Public

December 13, 2019
1:00pm Héloïse Carlean-Jones Concert

The prize-winning harpist Héloïse Carlean-Jones pushes the boundaries of her instrument in this stirring yet intimate concert of Benjamin Britten’s “Suite for Harp” (1969) and “Variations on Themes from Bellini’s Norma” (1838) by Elias Parish-Alvars.

Location: Yale Center for British Art, Lecture Hall

Open to: General Public

December 14, 2019 to December 20, 2019
8:00pm Fun Home

Tony award-winning Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.

Location: Iseman Theater

Open to: General Public

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