Programs Archive

The Gallery’s programs archive provides access to past lectures, conversations, panel discussions, symposia, and more. Browse the featured media below or visit the Gallery’s YouTube channel for full access to our previously recorded programs.


Many of the Gallery’s past lectures, panel discussions, symposia, film screenings, and more, given by curators, scholars, artists, critics, writers, and others engaged with the world of art and ideas, are available for viewing on the Gallery’s YouTube channel. Watch a playlist of last season’s programs at left or click on the link below.

Online recordings and presentations of Yale University Art Gallery programs are generously supported by the Spirit of Elihu Yale Fund given by the Benjamin Zucker ’62 Family, an Education Fund.

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Artist Talks

The Gallery frequently invites both national and international artists to the museum to discuss their work. In this artist talk, Hayden Visiting Artist Willie Cole discussed his work Silex (1991). Watch this and number of other recent artist talks in the video playlist at left.

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John Walsh Lecture Series

The Gallery has organized a number of semester-long lecture series in collaboration with John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Focused on close looking and important paintings on view at the Gallery, lectures have covered topics ranging from narrative painting throughout history to Dutch art, in which Walsh is a specialist. In spring 2017, John Walsh presented a series of six lectures that explored aspects of cultural exchange that were made possible by worldwide Dutch commerce.

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Conferences and Symposia

The Gallery organizes symposia, study days, and other events to stimulate in-depth discussions of topics related to our collections and special exhibitions, as well as to art-historical and museum practice in general. In September 2016, the Gallery presented the symposium “Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830,” which opened with a lively keynote by Philip D. Zimmerman, a museum and decorative-arts consultant, author, teacher, and appraiser.

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