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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Alberto Beltrán, Vida y drama de México: 20 años de vida del Taller de Gráfica Popular (Life and Drama of Mexico: 20 Years of the Life of the Taller de Gráfica Popular), 1957. Linocut. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Monroe E. Price, B.A. 1960, LL.B. 1964, and Aimée Brown Price, M.A. 1963, PH.D. 1972

Film Screening and Conversation: The Taller de Gráfica Popular in Context

Thursday, October 16, 5:30 pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection, this program features a screening of the 2008 film An Artful Revolution: The Life and Art of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (28 minutes), followed by a discussion of the Taller de Gráfica Popular, a collective workshop founded in Mexico City in 1937 by artists Leopoldo Méndez, Pablo O’Higgins, and Luis Arenal. The Taller produced art in the service of public interest, aiming to improve the lives of peasants and laborers and support social justice—goals of the Mexican revolution (1910–20) that were not fully realized. The panel discussion includes the film’s coproducers, Octavio Blanco and Rivka Einy; collector Monroe E. Price, director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; Deborah Caplow, Professor of Art History, University of Washington, and author of a major monograph on Méndez; and Noah Bardach, an expert on Mexican political graphics and director of Grá, an online catalogue of the Taller’s prints. Suzanne Boorsch, the Robert L. Solley Curator of Prints and Drawings, moderates the discussion.

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Fall 2014 Programs

Programs this fall 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. Many of our programs are recorded and are now accessible on the Gallery’s YouTube channel.

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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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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.

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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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