Past Events

May 2020

May 27, 2020
2:30pm Climate Emergency: Practical Actions, Equitable Solutions

Scientists tell us we need to flatten our emissions curve and actively decarbonize our economies by 2030 to avoid the most severe effects of climate change. This will require broad changes in the way we produce and consume energy. As leaders in our communities, how can we ignite this change and ensure that it is a “just transition” for all people - not just a few? What lessons and reverberations from COVID-19 will affect our response to climate?

The webinar will be moderated by Lauren Graham ’13 MEM, Senior Associate at The Cadmus Group, Founder and CEO of Velvet Frame, and Chair, Yale Blue Green.

April 24, 2020 to May 16, 2020
8:00pm Testmatch

Written by Kate Attwell ’13 MFA and directed by Margot Bordelon ’13 MFA, both Yale School of Drama alumni, Testmatch brings together an all-female cast for an energetic, sharp-witted tale of sport, gender politics, and colonialism, interrogating the present by rethinking the past. Performances at 2pm are also showing on the weekend.


Open to: General Public
March 2, 2020 to June 26, 2020
(All day) Twelve Portraits: Studies of Women at Yale, by Tanya Marcuse

The portraits featured in this exhibit are drawn from a larger series of photographs by Tanya Marcuse (MFA ’90). The project was commissioned by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in honor of the university-wide 50WomenatYale150 celebration, which aims “to showcase the depth of women’s contributions to Yale and to the world, to celebrate women at the university, and to inspire thoughtful conversation about the future of women at Yale and in the larger society.”


Open to: General Public
January 23, 2020 to May 19, 2020
(All day) Firsts and Founders: Early Women in Drama at Yale

As we celebrate 50 years of women in Yale College and 150 years of women in Yale’s graduate and professional schools, a glance back into the archives shows us that women have been students, faculty, and staff in the Yale School of Drama since its beginnings as the Department of Drama in 1924. Championed by founding chair George Pierce Baker, women made up one-third of the first classes in the Department of Drama and one of the four first teaching faculty. Women have been involved in all aspects of theater production at Yale from the earliest days, and they have brought their talents to teaching, writing, and creating theater around the world. This exhibition, drawn from materials in Arts Library Special Collections and Manuscripts and Archives, highlights just a few of those first women.

Curated by Lindsay King, Associate Director for Access and Research Services, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University


Open to: General Public
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

Read more about this exhibit


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