Events: Exhibitions

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

August 28, 2020 to December 15, 2020
(All day) Women in American Theater Exhibit

This exhibition will trace the involvement of women on, around, and behind the American stage from the beginnings of the nation to the present.

Location: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Open to: General Public

August 28, 2020 to January 10, 2021
(All day) Women Artists at Yale

This exhibition and accompanying publication will showcase and celebrate the remarkable achievements in the visual arts of an impressive roster of women artists who have graduated from Yale over the past 150 years. Both the exhibition and catalogue will be drawn entirely from the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, which includes works by women artists as far back as Josephine Miles Lewis, the very first student—not just female student—awarded a bachelor of fine arts degree, in 1891.

Location: Yale University Art Gallery

Open to: General Public