Yale University Art Gallery: JFK in the 1960s, Red Grooms, & 1970s Photorealism

Let's visit the Yale University Art Gallery to see their current exhibitions and their Permanent Collection - if you haven't seen the latter in the new galleries, it's something that's not to be missed!  This will be a self-guided visit -

We have reservations for 11:30am that morning, for a table of 8 people at Heirloom Restaurant at The Study at Yale, more information on that below. If you're interested in brunch before the Gallery, I am putting together a list, and the first members to respond (in the comments below or via email) will be accommodated. If there are additional people, I will have a waiting list.

Please note:  This meetup is weather dependent - if there is snow or ice that affects road conditions  and makes driving hazardous, it will be subject to cancellation.  Let's hope we have good weather!

From the website:  artgallery.yale.edu/current-exhibitions

A Great Crowd Had Gathered: JFK in the 1960s

Friday, November 1, 2013–Sunday, March 30, 2014

This exhibition examines John F. Kennedy by way of his public—those who elected him to the presidency, provided crucial support during his term in office, and were profoundly affected by his assassination in 1963. Featuring work made during the sixties by artists including Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand, as well as key wire photographs from the press, the photographs in this exhibition not only trace the rise of irony, self-reference, and ambiguity in photography but also bear witness to the saturation of Kennedy’s likeness in the public sphere throughout the decade.

Red Grooms: Larger than Life

Friday, August 30, 2013–Sunday, March 30, 2014

This installation of works by American artist Red Grooms features oversized paintings and works on paper from the bequest of Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, including Picasso Goes to Heaven (1973), Studio at the Rue des Grands-Augustins (1990–96), and the 27-foot-long Cedar Bar (1986). Twenty preparatory cartoons for this last work, also from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection, complete the display. Spanning three decades of the artist’s career, these works represent a lesser-known aspect of Grooms’s oeuvre: witty, larger-than-life homages to giants of 20th-century art, from Pablo Picasso to Jackson Pollock.

Still Life: 1970s Photorealism

Friday, August 30, 2013–Sunday, March 9, 2014

Still Life displays works from the Gallery associated with Photorealism—a movement comprising painters who took photography as their subject and sculptors who recreated the human body with surprising accuracy. A significant trend in 1970s art, Photorealism has sometimes been described since then as a more mechanical offshoot of 1960s Pop art. However, the works in Still Life make a compelling argument that Photorealists captured life in the 1970s with a grittier honesty than has previously been acknowledged. These works have renewed relevance as the ability of photography to capture “the real” has undergone dramatic changes and continues to develop in unanticipated ways.



Permanent-Collection Galleries

Experience the Gallery’s celebrated collection as never before! Spanning three buildings, the greatly expanded spaces now feature more than 4,000 objects, including many favorites, new acquisitions, and works long off view.


HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

1157 Chapel Street, New Haven

Located on the ground floor of The Study at Yale hotel on Chapel Street at the heart of the Yale University campus in New Haven, CT. Heirloom’s menu draws its inspiration from the New England Pantry with only the freshest ingredients sourced from the heritage growers and neighboring artisan purveyors of Connecticut and New England for Executive Chef Carey Savona's Farm Coastal cooking.  Savor Chef Savona ingredient-driven, innovative cuisine showcasing the best of his seasonal finds, has redefined the New Haven dining experience. 

Menu:  

Weekend Brunch


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  • Ellen E.

    Did not actually see this exhibit

    March 4, 2014

  • karen

    Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. It is always a pleasure to meet our members for brunch or lunch. The museum was a feast for the eyes and the docent tour was a treat.

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Ann

    The photo realism was interesting and JFK photos were quite moving. Brunch was great with good people. Thanks, Laura.

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Catherine L.

    Excellent time and great tour guide.

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Larry S.

    Thanks Laura for setting this up - awesome museum and tour

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Laura S.

    Well, the weather held out for us!! I'm so glad we got this in today. Thanks to all of you for coming out for this, I enjoyed our chat over brunch, and I hope you enjoyed the tour. Our guide Tyler's comments on the various collections were both interesting and amusing, and I hope you all had a chance to spend more time with the impressive Permanent Collection as well as the current exhibitions. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

    March 2, 2014

  • Laura S.

    All parking meters are in effect from 8:00am until 9:00pm Monday through Saturday. More information here: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/TRAFFICPARKING/

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Hillary

    Hi - I have to cancel out on lunch before. I will meet you at the gallery

    February 26, 2014

    • Laura S.

      Okay - thanks Hillary. We'll see you at the Gallery, then. Thanks for letting me know -

      February 26, 2014

  • Laura S.

    I just changed the date for this to March 2 - same time, same restaurant for those attending brunch - details in an email were sent to the attending members. Hope you all can still make it!

    February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi So Far March 2 looks good. Keep me informed and maybe I can make the lunch if there is an opening. AmBreisler...

      February 15, 2014

    • Laura S.

      Will do, Ann Marie -

      February 15, 2014

  • karen

    March 2 sounds good.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Ellen E.

    Oh well :( probably good decision. Look forward to March 2nd and still happy to take 2 additional passengers, Karen is already one unless March 2 date doesn't work for her. Stay safe and warm. See you soon!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Laura S.

    Weather's not looking good for tonight into tomorrow morning, considering postponement to a later date. Email update coming shortly -

    February 15, 2014

  • Daniella

    Sorry I won't be able to make it tomorrow. I hope someone else can use my spot for brunch. Have a nice visit. I'll see you next time. Daniella

    February 15, 2014

  • Ellen E.

    Hi All! My offer still remains…I live in Stamford and will be driving to the event and can take 2 additional passengers…let me know if you're interested. Looking forward to a fun day provided the weather allows it!

    February 13, 2014

  • Ellen E.

    Hi Karen! Sorry I haven't responded till now, let's connect to make arrangements for our drive to New Haven, [masked]. Look forward to meeting you :)

    February 13, 2014

  • creativetype

    Hi There... I need to bow out. Feeling under the weather. (All puns intended). Seriously, I'm just not up to it. Sorry... but maybe someone else wants to take my place? Btw, I miss you all. I'll catch up in the Spring...

    February 12, 2014

  • Laura S.

    I've just added a few more to the attending list, but this is just for the Gallery visit at 1pm. The brunch list is still booked, however … I'll notify members who've expressed interest if anything opens up.

    January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Laura, OK...Looking forward to this event. Let me know if there is an opening for lunch. AmBreisler

      January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes,very interested in attending. AmB

    January 26, 2014

  • Ellen E.

    I live in Stamford and would happy to take 3 others in my car to and from New Haven for this event. Let me know if you're interested.

    January 26, 2014

    • Laura S.

      That's very kind of you to offer this, Ellen - thanks!

      January 26, 2014

    • karen

      I would be interested in going with you Ellen. Thank you for offering.

      January 26, 2014

  • martin

    Please include me in brunch

    January 26, 2014

  • gina

    Brunch for me too!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Laura S.

    Hi all - I was able to secure a second table for 4 at Heirloom, so we can accommodate a few more for brunch: Ralph, Hillary, Ellen and one more. Larry was included in the original 8. I'll re-confirm via email closer to the date.

    January 26, 2014

  • Ellen E.

    Hi Laura, If space remains, I would love to be included for brunch. Let me know. Thanks!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Hillary

    I would like to attend brunch

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Daniella

    Please add me for brunch, Laura.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Laura S.

    I've received a couple of notifications via email, so there are currently 2 spots left for brunch.

    January 26, 2014

    • Laura S.

      Attending brunch so far: Ann, Catherine, David, Denise, Karen and myself.

      January 26, 2014

  • karen

    Hi Laura,
    Yes I would like to come for brunch.

    January 26, 2014

    • Laura S.

      Thanks, Karen - sounds good. See you at the restaurant!

      January 26, 2014

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