Blue: Color and Concept

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Wheelchair accessible

Libraries conventionally organize and classify collections according to author, title, and subjects as diverse as children’s literature, amateur photography, Harlem Renaissance poetry, and experimental film.  This exhibition reveals what can occur if alternative methods for navigating an archive are employed. “Blue: Color and Concept” tracks a single idea across the Beinecke’s holdings and over numerous fields in order to reveal a rich network of associations. The result is a unique cultural history of the color blue in nineteenth- and twentieth-century arts and letters.

Come enjoy this unique exhibition at the Beinecke Library from Saturday, January 18 through Friday, April 19. 



Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
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The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.

Temporary Reading Room Hours 
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule