Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin
An annual compilation of themed essays, exhibition highlights, and Gallery news.
Edited by Susan B. Matheson
2012: This year’s edition of the Bulletin examines Elihu Yale (16491721), the benefactor and namesake of Yale College. Three in-depth articles investigate Yale’s life, his reception and image in history and today, his collecting practices, and paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art that relate to him. Seven shorter essays discuss notable works from the Gallery’s collection, both longstanding and newly acquired. View the 2012 acquisitions here.
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2011: This 2011 edition of the Bulletin explores works acquired by the Gallery, including a Cycladic figure and a Greek vase fragment, a previously unknown print by Thomas Hart Benton and one by Agostino Carracci after Francesco Vanni, twentieth-century glass objects, and much more. Contributors include curators and former curators, students, and outside scholars. A note from the Gallery’s archivist focuses on the Yale School of Fine Arts’ important First Exhibition of 1867. Editor’s Note: Since the late 1940s, almost every issue of the Bulletin has regularly included a full list of acquisitions made since the previous issue. Beginning with the 2010 edition, the Gallery is publishing these lists online. View the 2011 acquisitions here.
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2010: The 2010 Bulletin celebrates the success of the Gallery’s summer 2009 exhibition Time Will Tell: Ethics and Choices in Conservation, elaborating on the conservation projects and issues that were presented in the show. In-depth essays by the three exhibition curators are followed by a re-presentation of the exhibition’s well-received didactic panels, each on a different object- or media-based conservation issue. Editor’s Note: Since the late 1940s, almost every issue of the Bulletin has regularly included a full list of acquisitions made since the previous issue. Beginning with this edition, the Gallery is publishing these lists online. View this year’s acquisitions here.
2009: A review of gifts and acquisitions to the Gallery’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art in the last ten years revealed that the presentation and teaching of sculpture at our museum was engaging a much more complex set of issues than the modernist works at the Gallery that had previously represented this discipline. Despite its changing forms, the discipline of sculpture has undergone little recent focused scholarly attention, warranting discussion, evaluation, and perhaps redefinition in this year’s Bulletin.
2007: The 2007 issue of the Bulletin highlights the Gallery's growing collection of Japanese art. Essays by Yale professors, students, and noted scholars, including guest editor Sadako Ohki, The Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art, explore painting, ceramics, textiles, and calligraphy.
2006: This Bulletin focuses on photography, which has increasingly exerted a strong presence within the Gallery's exhibition program, publications, and collections. Essays by Gallery curators, scholars, and Yale faculty illuminate special collections, and photographer Robert Adams discusses four landscape photographs taken by friends and colleagues.
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2005: The 2005 Bulletin highlights the Gallery’s renowned collection of African art, bolstered in 2004 by the generous gift of approximately six hundred works by Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933. Each of the essays, written by Yale professors, Yale students, and noted experts in the field, sheds light on the vast array of research opportunities these newly acquired works will allow.
The 2004 issue of the Bulletin showcases a selection of the Gallery’s acquisitions from 2001 to 2003 through essays on the Charles Benenson collection of African art; recently purchased Greek bronzes and a marble statue; a painting by contemporary artist Yvonne Jacquette; and several other prominent acquisitions.
2003: The 2003 Bulletin focuses on the core of the Gallery’s mission, teaching and learning from original works of art. Each of the essays, written by Yale scholars, students, and Gallery staff members, spotlights a unique work of art or an aspect of the Gallery’s collection that has provided a meaningful educational experience.
2002: This Bulletin highlights four extraordinary women donors of art to the Gallery, and the important role that women have played in all areas of the arts throughout Yale’s history as students, curators, and artists.
2001: Providing a glimpse into the Gallery’s acquisitions program, this Bulletin includes a discussion on the rigorous review process an artwork must withstand before becoming a part of the Gallery’s collection.
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2000: The 2000 Bulletin focuses on the architecture and history of the buildings that have housed and displayed the Gallery’s collections and activities throughout its long history, including the three historic buildings on Chapel Street and the original Trumbull Gallery.
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