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.
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.