School of art

School Notes: School of Art
March/April 2018

Marta Kuzma |

Alumni share experience with prospective students

This year marked the first “Virtual Open House” for prospective students, which ran in conjunction with the traditional School of Art Open House in New Haven. The day began with a vibrant panel discussion in the Graphic Design Atrium in Green Hall, titled Before, During, and After Yale, moderated by painting and printmaking senior critic Byron Kim ’83. Alumni Jiminie Ha ’07MFA (graphic design), Jordan Casteel ’14MFA (painting and printmaking), Elle Pérez ’15MFA (photography), and Myeongsoo Kim ’11MFA (sculpture) shared their experiences as Yale graduate students and alums, and fielded questions from many of the more than 300 prospective students who attended Open House. Following lunch and open studios, Q&A sessions were shared as a livestream from the school with hundreds of additional viewers around the globe.

In memory: Erwin Hauer

The School of Art community is deeply saddened by the death of Erwin Hauer ’57Art, professor emeritus of sculpture. Born in Vienna, Austria, Professor Hauer first came to the United States in 1955 on a Fulbright, sponsored by the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1956, Josef Albers, then the chair of the school’s Department of Design, brought him to Yale, first as a special student, and then as a junior faculty member. Hauer taught at Yale from 1963 to 1990, and when he retired, he was conferred the title of professor emeritus of sculpture. Hauer’s first book, Continua, published in 2004, quickly became a seminal tome for architects and 3D designers. Hauer’s second book, Still Facing Infinity, was published by Images Publishing in February.

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