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.

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Zanele Muholi, Dikeledi Sibanda, Yeoville, Johannesburg, from the series Faces and Phases, 2011. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, Fund. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Ryerson Lecture, Contemporary Art/South Africa: Multiple Perspectives

Thursday, September 11, 5:30 pm

Presented in conjunction with the student-curated exhibition Contemporary Art/South Africa, this upcoming program features a discussion among artist Zanele Muholi, whose work is included in the exhibition; curator Judy Hecker, who is responsible for acquiring a comprehensive collection of South African prints for the Museum of Modern Art; and professor Chika Okeke-Agulu, who teaches at Princeton University and specializes in Africa and the African Diaspora. These esteemed guests will explore contemporary South African art and its relationship to South African society and politics, as well as to international dialogues about art and ideas. The discussion will be moderated by Kate Ezra, the Gallery’s Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs, who directed the student curators of the exhibition.

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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.

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Summer 2014 Programs

Programs this summer feature gallery talks, lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and much more. The Gallery has planned a robust array of events in conjunction with its current exhibitions.

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Lectures and Talks

Lectures, panel discussions, artist talks, master classes, and other events provide thought-provoking perspectives on art in the Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

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Symposia and Conferences

Symposia and conferences provide opportunities for in-depth exploration of topics and ideas related to the Gallery’s collection and special exhibitions.

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Meet the Curator

Molleen Theodore

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.

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