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School Notes: Yale College
March/April 2010

Undergraduate art in the dean’s office

In SSS, the home of the Yale College dean’s office, Dean Susan Cahan, newly appointed associate dean for the arts, has mounted a show of paintings and drawings produced by participants in the Institute for Studio Studies, an intensive Yale Summer Session program in Auvillar, France, directed by Professor Robert Reed. The artists are current and past Yale students from the classes of 2005 to 2012. Dean Cahan feels the consistently high quality of the work demonstrates the intensity, rigor, and effectiveness of the four-week program.

At the opening reception in December, an interactive display gave visitors a glimpse of the students’ studios in Auvillar, their works in progress, and the surrounding landscapes that provided inspiration for much of the art produced there. A slide show of selected works and other images from the Institute for Studio Studies can be viewed online atwww.yale.edu/summer/abroad/auvillar. The Auvillar Collection will be on display in SSS through the end of this semester. The dean’s office plans to feature two different installations of student art each year, starting next fall.

 

Display of faculty art reveals hidden talents

An exhibition at the Whitney Humanities Center explores the work of Yale faculty members better known for their teaching, scholarship, and community leadership than for what turns out to be their considerable artistic output.

Who Knew? Paintings by Hazel Carby, Paul Fry, Richard Lalli, and John Loge, a collection of paintings in oil and watercolor, displays the work of Carby, the Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and American Studies; Fry, the William Lampson Professor and director of graduate studies in English; Lalli, adjunct professor of music and artistic director of the Yale Baroque Opera Project; and Loge, the dean of Timothy Dwight College and lecturer in English. The works are linked in their exploration of the vibrancy of color, particularly in the context of natural, man-made, and abstract landscapes. Who Knew? closed on March 5, but you can view some of the works at the Whitney Center’s website: www.yale.edu/whc/GalleryAtTheWhitney/artists.html.The exhibition is the first in what the Gallery at the Whitney hopes will be an ongoing series of occasional exhibits highlighting the unsung artistic talents of Yale faculty.

 

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