Virtual Yale

Benjamin Hellings and Emily Pearce Seigerman on the Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics
February 2, 2023

In this video, Benjamin Hellings, the Jackson-Tomasko Associate Curator of Numismatics and Emily Pearce Seigerman, the Ben Lee Damsky Assistant Curator of Numismatics, present the Bela Lyon Pratt Gallery of Numismatics. Produced by the Yale University Art Gallery Public Programs team and edited by Sofía Kourí, MY ’24.

Watch the video tour here

Langston Hughes Papers
February 2, 2023

The career of James Langston Hughes (1902-1967), a central figure during the Harlem Renaissance, spanned five decades. He wrote poetry, short stories, plays, newspaper columns, children’s books, and pictorial histories. He also edited several volumes of prose and fiction by African-American and African writers. Through his writing and through his extensive travels and lecture tours he came into direct contact with an amazing array of writers, artists, activists, and performers of the twentieth century. The Langston Hughes Papers span the years 1862-1980. 

Enjoy the online exhibition here

The 25th Lewis Walpole Library Lecture: What are dogs doing in eighteenth-century British art?
February 2, 2023

Professor Tom Laqueur talks about the ways in which dogs mediate human sociability and more specifically about how they function formally in art to bind together the various elements– human and material– of an image. He discusses images of dogs in the studies of scholars, like a portrait of Walpole and his dog in the Library at Strawberry Hill, and move on to a discussion of the various contexts in which it might be understood: from the paintings of Carpaccio and Rubens to the eighteenth century and beyond; dogs in eighteenth century British art from Hogarth’s “Self Portrait” to the many family scenes of the period; and then more generally dogs in art as they constitute part of a symbolic system– world making and critical in our social cognition.

Watch the lecture here

Thriving or Burn Out In Mentoring, Pastoring, Service & Vocation
February 2, 2023

This Addy Hour conversation is with Dr. Christine Pfund, a leader and national director at the forefront of teaching, learning and mentor and mentee training who has written on mentor burnout. Dr. Pfund helps us identify the signs and different types of burn out, and then provides practical tips for replenishing and recharging. In this candid conversation, Dr. Pfund and Dr. Addy also share personal insights from their own mentoring approaches, successes, tensions, growth areas, and navigation with burnout.

Watch the conversation here

Why Does the Museum Matter?
February 2, 2023

A conversation with Daniel H. Weiss, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, about the importance and role of the art museum.

Listen to the podcast here