Arts & Culture


Beauty and the Beetle: Coleoptera in Art and Science
Peabody Museum of Natural History
(203) 432-5050

Artist Gar Waterman uses a bricolage technique to construct metal sculptures of beetles out of spare parts. This exhibition displays the sculptures alongside large-scale photographs of beetles by William Guth and real specimens from the Peabody’s collections.

Through August 5


Happiness: The Writer in the Garden, with Bird Watching
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
(203) 432-2977

Two concurrent exhibitions showcase Beinecke collections dealing with the natural world: one that focuses on gardening and another on bird watching.

Through August 12


Candy/A Good and Spacious Land
University Art Gallery
(203) 432-0601

Contemporary photographs of New Haven taken by two artists explore the city from very different points of view.

Through August 20


“Tomorrow’s Overture is Always Best”: The Music of Kay Swift
Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
(203) 432-0492

This exhibition about the work of Kay Swift (1897–1993), the first woman to compose the complete score of a successful Broadway musical (Fine and Dandy, in 1930), was curated by Emma Hathaway ’17, who wrote her senior essay on Swift. 

Through August 25

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