Past Events

August 2019

August 29, 2019
6:30pm Yale School of Architecture Lecture Series: Janet Marie Smith of the LA Dodgers

Fall 2017 Bass Fellow Janet Marie Smith, Senior Vice President for Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Dodgers and leading planner for the redevelopment of Camden Yards in Baltimore and Fenway Park in Boston, gives a lecture on “Atmospheres for Enjoyment: Sports, Resorts, and Weather of All Sorts.”


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.


Open to: General Public
July 22, 2019 to October 18, 2019
(All day) The Walls are Tumbling Down: Coeducation in Yale College

As part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of coeducation in Yale College, this exhibit seeks to highlight this journey along with the academic, logistical, and social challenges faced by the first class of women undergraduates in Yale College.


Open to: General Public
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.


Open to: General Public
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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Open to: Yale Community
May 13, 2019 to October 4, 2019
(All day) The Courtroom, The Couch, and the Archive: Janet Malcolm’s Journalism

The Courtroom, the Couch, and the Archive examines Janet Malcolm’s engagement with three of the central spaces her works took place in—the lawyer’s courtroom, the psychoanalyst’s couch, and the biographer’s archive.


Open to: General Public