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Lectures, performances, panel discussions, artist talks, readings, film screenings, and other events provide thought-provoking perspectives on art from the museum’s collection and exhibitions. Gallery talks and tours—offered on a wide range of artists, cultures, and time periods—are a great way to learn by looking at original works of art.
A History of Dutch Painting in Six Pictures
Fridays, 1:30 pm, beginning January 23
John Walsh, B.A. 1961, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and a specialist in Dutch paintings, offers a series of six lectures that explores the Golden Age of Dutch painting. Registration is not required for these lectures, but due to their popularity, we encourage you to arrive early. Seating is limited and available starting at 1:00 pm.
The close-looking sessions before and after each lecture are now full. To be placed on the waiting list, please email your name, phone number, and preferred day and time to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified by email if a space becomes available.
Programs this season feature gallery talks, lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and much more. The Gallery has also planned a robust array of events in conjunction with its current exhibitions.
Lectures, panel discussions, artist talks, master classes, and other events provide thought-provoking perspectives on art in the Gallery’s collections and exhibitions. Conferences and symposia provide opportunities for in-depth exploration of topics and ideas related to the Gallery’s collection and special exhibitions. Related materials are archived and available for download at the links below.
In addition, videos of many past programs are now available on the Gallery’s YouTube channel. Highlights include John Walsh’s successful “Let This Be a Lesson” series, an artist talk with Zanele Muholi, and a lecture on American jazz by renowned professor and scholar Willie Ruff.
Programs Advisory Committee
The Gallery’s new Programs Advisory Committee offers Yale students the chance to inform the content and focus of Gallery programs—from lectures and talks to performances and film screenings. Working closely with the Programs Department, the committee considers the Gallery’s University and local communities and how those audiences engage with the collection. Selected students meet as a group on a weekly basis and regularly attend Gallery, University, and community programs. Considering accessibility and relevance, the committee helps develop and implement, as well as document and communicate, Gallery programs.
Meet the Curator
Molleen Theodore, the newly appointed Assistant Curator of Programs, a position generously funded by Jane and Gerald Katcher, is developing the Gallery’s new Programs Department, conceptualizing and overseeing programs that build on the current roster and envision new offerings to suit the expanded and renovated museum. She collaborates across the museum, the University, and the community, developing partnerships across disciplines, to foster programs that enhance and broaden visitor engagement with the works of art at the Yale University Art Gallery. In addition, Molleen has supervised students in curating exhibitions, including Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery and Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton. She has served as a critic at the Yale School of Art and a lecturer in the Department of the History of Art at Yale. Molleen holds a PH.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center with a focus on the art of the 1960s and 1970s.Download CV