Mickalene Thomas/Portrait of an Unlikely Space
This new exhibit at the Yale Art Gallery is a must-see. Contemporary Artist Mickalene Thomas has gathered a grouping of early American daguerrotypes and portraits of African American women, men & children and organized them within the somber blue/black-painted galleries alongside works by other artists in a range of media. The living room settings, with furniture and armchairs, beg you to ponder what living in pre-Emancipation America may have been like. It’s a profound and moving experience.
In a New Light: Paintings from the Yale Center for British Art
Because The Yale Center for British Art has closed temporarily for renovation, they’ve installed fifty paintings from the collection in the fourth-floor galleries at the Yale University Art Gallery. Enjoy important works by Mary Beale, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, Gwen John, Angelica Kauffman, George Stubbs, and Joseph Mallord William Turner in a spacious dark blue gallery, all the better to highlight the art. A lovely exhibit.
The Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street. It is free, open to the public, and surrounded by shopping and restaurants.
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday (Sept.–June)10:00 am–8:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday11:00 am–5:00 pm