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Stuart Davis, Combination Concrete #2, 1956–58. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection. © Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century

  • September 18, 2007–January 13, 2008
This exhibition showcases more than 300 exceptional works of art drawn from each of the Yale University Art Gallery’s curatorial departments—American Paintings and Sculpture, American Decorative Arts, African Art, Asian Art, Early European Art, Ancient Art and Art of the Ancient Americas, Coins and Medals, Modern and Contemporary Art, and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Included are many works by major artists never before on public view. Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century serves as a sequel to the acclaimed 2001 exhibition Art for Yale: Defining Moments, which charted the Gallery’s evolution from its beginnings as a picture gallery housing John Trumbull’s collection to a dynamic, multifaceted institution that has continued to delight and inspire students, scholars, and the public through the generations.
Exhibition and publication organized by Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director; Susan B. Matheson, Chief Curator and the Molly and Walter Bareiss Curator of Ancient Art; and Joshua Chuang, the Marcia Brady Tucker Assistant Curator of Photographs, all Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by the Robert Lehman Endowment and Janet and Simeon Braguin Funds with additional support provided by Carolyn H. Grinstein and Gerald Grinstein, B.A. 1954; Dr. Jane Frank Katcher and Gerald Katcher, LL.B. 1950; H. Christopher Luce, B.A. 1972; Jan Perry Mayer and Frederick R. Mayer, B.A. 1950; Anna Marie Shapiro and Robert F. Shapiro, B.A. 1956; and an endowment created with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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