Design in Dialogue: A Conversation with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

A newspaper or magazine spread depicting a large, pink design resembling lips. A horizontal crease run across the center of the image. Text appears at top left and bottom right.

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, EVERYWOMAN, May 7, 1971. Offset lithographs on newsprint. Courtesy Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

Exhibition Opening and Conversation

In a career that has spanned over 50 years, the renowned graphic designer, public artist, and educator Sheila Levrant de Bretteville (b. 1940, B.F.A. 1963, M.F.A. 1964) has created community-based and politically responsive work that champions principles of advocacy and inclusion. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Sheila Levrant de Bretteville: Community, Activism, and Design, join de Bretteville for an engaging conversation with Brooke Hodge, independent curator, and Pamela Hovland, Senior Critic, Graphic Design, Yale School of Art, that explores key moments in her multifaceted career—from her cofounding of the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles in 1973 to her appointment as Director of Graduate Studies in the Graphic Design program at Yale in 1990, and touching upon her numerous public projects, including three in New Haven. Moderated by John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Curator of American Decorative Arts, Yale University Art Gallery. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.