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.

Spring Programs Preview

This spring, explore artistic methods and materials through lectures, gallery talks, hands-on studio activities, performances, and an art-themed costume ball. In conjunction with the four special exhibitions opening in March, the ball celebrates the creative and intellectual work done in the artist’s studio, from Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings to Manuel Neri’s plaster sculptures, and from Joel Shapiro’s works on paper to William Wylie’s photographs. Scholars, artists, curators, and community members bring new perspectives to artworks with interdisciplinary gallery talks across the collection, and the student-driven program series Gallery+ and (Inter)sections initiate dialogue through conversations and performances. In addition to programs that incorporate close looking and discussion, participatory studio programs allow visitors to try their hand at sculpture, sketching, and mapping.

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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