Virtual Yale

Race, religion, politics & mental health with Eddie Glaude Jr. & A.D. Thomason
August 9, 2021

We seem to be living in a culture where so many are speaking as instant experts on almost everything. But how do we navigate the noise and find truth, while also cultivate the disciplines of listening and sitting with silence? This week, distinguished professor, scholar & author Eddie Glaude Jr., and author and filmmaker A.D. Thomason join for an honest, wide-ranging conversation on these topics and the realities of brokenness, growth through pain, true hope, and much more. 

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Transpositions, Pt. 14: Iréne Hultman Monti
August 9, 2021

Witness what happens when Yale Dance Lab in partnership with the Yale Schwarzman Center invites 16 choreographers to create digital dance poems, performed by dancers from across the Yale community.

The concept and direction of this episode are by Iréne Hultman Monti and includes an homage to Trisha Brown through fragments of her early work Locus from 1975.

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Treasure Talks: Warrington Hudlin on The Battle of Algiers
August 9, 2021

Warrington Hudlin ’74 speaks with archivist Brian Meacham about THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966), as well as Hudlin’s own films BLACK AT YALE: A FILM DIARY (1974) and STREET CORNER STORIES (1977) and Ladj Ly’s new film LES MISÉRABLES.

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Essay | Furniture at the Yale Center for British Art : A Selection
August 3, 2021

While the Yale Center for British Art is internationally recognized for its landmark building designed by Louis I. Kahn (1901–1974), the history of the Center’s furniture is less well known. Officially hired after Kahn’s death, the architect and interior designer Benjamin Baldwin (1913–1993) was known to be Kahn’s choice to furnish the new building, which opened to the public in 1977.  This exhibition offers an opportunity to view and consider the Center’s furniture as primary objects—even as works of art.

Read more about the pieces that are featured in this display

Food & Memory
August 3, 2021

Something about food engraves itself in our memories. It appeals to our physical senses in taste and smell, and cooking can quickly become part of muscle memory. But food touches on our experiences too: it’s part of conversations around the table (and sometimes the center!), capable of shaping traditions and histories. So where might a deeper reflection on food and memory take us? We go around the world––from female cheesemakers in North America, spam in South Korea’s generational history, to the value of preserving traditional knowledge in Australia.

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