Past Events

December 2019

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.


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.


Open to: General Public
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.


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


Open to: Yale Community
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.


Open to: General Public
December 6, 2019
7:30pm Yale Jazz Ensemble Presents All-Women WWII Big Band

As part of the Yale Jazz Ensemble’s commemorative show celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings, they will present an all-women WWII Big Band performance. The show will also include a 1940s Big Band Christmas Concert and radio show reenactment of Glenn Miller’s broadcasts from Woolsey Hall in 1944. Tickets required.


Open to: General Public
December 4, 2019
12:00pm Women of Yale: College to Career

This panel event features individuals who identify as both alumni as well as staff or faculty, with a range of backgrounds spanning over recent generations. Join us to hear their perspectives as former students, and now as staff/ faculty at Yale, including relevant narratives to the 50WomenAtYale150 celebration.

Register for the Women of Yale: College to Career event.


Open to: Yale Community
October 14, 2019 to May 4, 2020
(All day) Student Research on the History of Women at Yale

In conjunction with the 50WomenatYale150 campus-wide celebration, two Yale College seniors have curated side-by-side exhibits on two different aspects of women at Yale using materials from library collections.

Curated by: Valentina Connell ‘20 and Mariana Melin-Corcoran ‘20

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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.


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.


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
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