School of art

School Notes: School of Art
March/April 2010

Marta Kuzma |

Silent auction raises funds for Haitian earthquake survivors

Students and faculty from the school donated small-scale works to a silent auction that was held from January 25 to February 8 as a benefit for survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The works were on display in the Green Hall Gallery, and bids were accepted throughout the exhibition period. The closing event on February 8 featured a brief talk about conditions in Haiti, followed by the announcement of auction winners. Funds raised from the auction will be distributed among three charities providing relief in Haiti: Doctors Without Borders, the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, and Yéle Haiti.

Faculty appointed to named professorships

Two longtime professors, Peter Halley and Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, were recently appointed to named professorships.

Peter Halley ’75, director of graduate studies in painting and printmaking, is now the William Leffingwell Professor of Painting. He is known for geometric paintings that have been featured in galleries around the world and has written widely on art and culture throughout his career. His works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate and Guggenheim museums.

Sheila L. de Bretteville ’64MFA, a noted graphic designer and public artist, produces work that reflects her interests in feminist principles, user participation in graphic design, and the importance of community. She founded several prominent women’s design and culture programs; her work in books, magazines, and newspapers includes the redesign of the Los Angeles Times. De Bretteville joined the Yale faculty in 1990 as professor and director of graduate studies in graphic design, and was the first woman to be granted tenure at the school. She has been named the Caroline M. Street Professor of Graphic Design.

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