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. Visit our online calendar for dates and times of upcoming programs or browse our featured programs below.

Recent Lecture Series

Walsh discusses Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh (1632), from the collection of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo

Rembrandt Today: Six Lectures by John Walsh

No Dutch artist produced a larger number of important works than Rembrandt van Rijn, and none has provoked more debate among art historians. In a series of six lectures in fall 2016, John Walsh, B.A. 1961, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum, in Los Angeles, presented an overview of Rembrandt’s career. Each lecture explored a single picture, first focusing on its details, then on its context. The series was prompted by the yearlong loan by Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo of Rembrandt’s Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh. Missed the lectures? A playlist of the full series is available on the Gallery’s YouTube channel.

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Programs Advisory Committee

The Gallery’s new Programs Advisory Committee offers Yale students the chance to inform the content, focus, accessibility, and relevance 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.

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Meet the Curator

Molleen Theodore

Molleen Theodore, the Associate Curator of Programs, a position generously funded by Jane and Gerald Katcher, LL.B. 1950, leads the Gallery’s 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.


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