Virtual Yale

Beads that Speak: Learning the Language of South African Beadwork
July 27, 2021

The Yale University Art Gallery has recently acquired an important collection of beadwork from South Africa. Beadwork has been a core element of personal decoration in this region since the 16th century, when traders from present-day Maputo, Mozambique, first began visiting the communities now known as Nguni (Ndebele, Swati, Xhosa, Zulu) and Sotho. The 93 items of dress and adornment that make up the collection were created between 1850 and 1910, a period when a massive influx of glass beads from Europe inspired a generation of female artists to develop innovative techniques and designs. Hlengiwe Dube, a beadwork artist and a specialist in traditional South African beadwork, guides a session in close looking via Zoom from her home in South Africa.

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One, Episode 21: Rudi Goblen, Christopher Betts, and Madeline Pages
July 27, 2021

In episode #21 of the Yale Schwarzman Center web series, “One,” dramaturg Madeline Pages YSD’22 speaks with playwright Rudi Goblen YSD’22 and director Christopher Betts YSD’21 about their work together on the play “littleboy / littleman” at Yale Cabaret. The interview focuses on the collaborative relationship between playwright and director.

Enjoy the discussion here

Medical Astrology: Science, Art, and Influence in early-modern Europe
July 26, 2021

This new online exhibition highlighting the spectacular collection of early-modern texts at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library and explores the visual history of the controversial yet popular healing practice that flourished between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Explore the online exhibit here

The Legend of Zelda Medley (Brass 20th Anniversary, 2009-2010 Season)
July 26, 2021

The Legend of Zelda Medley Koji Kondo, arr. Chad Schwartz, Drew Mazurek

Trumpet: Drew Mazurek, Olivia Malin

Horn: Junius Johnson

Trombone: Jason Robins

Tuba: Jason Arnold

Recorded 5/5/2010, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Re-uploaded 7/16/21

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Understanding Paul's Letters
July 26, 2021

Yale Divinity School Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation Laura Nasrallah discusses the history, significance, and backstory of the letters of Paul.

Listen to the podcast here