Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75

African American literary and artistic achievements are showcased in a new exhibition, “Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75,” at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. The exhibition runs Sept. 23 – Dec. 10 in the library, 121 Wall St., which is always free and open to the public.

"In___We Trust" selected as winning entry in "Lipstick, Revisited" competition

Yale architecture students Evan Sale and Davis Butner (top row) with their winning entry "In___We Trust" for the competition "Lipstick, Revisited" juried by Kevin Repp, Curator of Modern European Books & Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library; Craig, Buckley, Assistant Professor of History of Art; Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Associate Professor of Architecture; Deborah Berke, Dean of the School of Architecture; and Marta Kuzma, Dean of the School of Art.
The work unveiled on May 4, 2018, is the winning entry in a juried competition, open to Yale art and architecture students, in conjunction with the course, 1968@50: Art, Architecture, and Cultures of Protest.
May 5, 2018

Text and Textile

Even as the Fates spin the thread of our lives, text and textile enshroud the body in the fabric of myth, the costume of the domestic or the exotic, the imperatives of the industrious or the industrial.  This exhibition draws on Yale University’s extraordinary collections to explore the intersections of text and textile in literature and politics, from Eve spinning in a thirteenth-century manuscript to the mill girls of New England in the nineteenth century.  Particular highlights include: Gertrude Stein’s waistcoat; manuscript patterns and loom cards from French J

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