Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • The Stellameter by Benson May

    May 9, 2014

    The Stellameter by Benson May Project description: Students in Professor Helfand’s art class were given the final project of creating a cyanometer, or a...
  • UNTITLED by Evelyn Davis

    May 7, 2014

    Created in Professor Jessica Helfand’s spring 2014 freshman seminar about the color Blue, Evelyn Davis’s Untitled is a modern-day conception of...
  • The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

    WIND by Nate Sievert

    May 5, 2014

    Produced by by Nate Sievert, Y’17, in Professor Jessica Helfand’s spring 2014 freshman seminar about the color Blue, “Wind” is an experimental film that...
  • New Collection: Bell Scrapbook

    May 5, 2014

  • Beinecke Bucket List 2014

    May 1, 2014

    Ten fascinating books, manuscripts, collections…to see before you graduate. This list incorporates and expands on our 2013 Beinecke Bucket List . Bible,...
  • WALDEN by Ana Maria Gomez Lopez

    May 1, 2014

    New work by Yale School of Art graduate student Ana Maria Gomez Lopez will be featured in Walden , an upcoming exhibition at the deCordova Museum exploring the...
  • New Acquisition: Henry Martyn Hoyt Papers

    April 21, 2014

    American artist and poet Henry Martyn Hoyt enrolled at Yale University at age 16. After he graduated in 1907, Hoyt traveled in Europe, studied architecture at...
  • Beinecke Top Tens: Poetry outside of Books

    April 5, 2014

    Examples of publications combining poetry and unusual literary formats: Anna Banana, Mail Art Stamps, 1989-2005. YCAL MSS 254 (postage ptamps) Amiri Baraka, “...
  • Spring Awaking, an exhibition of contemporary cyanotype photographs on view at Slifka Center through April.

    Blue: Related Exhibtion

    March 11, 2014

    If you liked our exhibition “Blue: Color and Concept,” visit Spring Awaking, an exhibition of contemporary cyanotype photographs on view at Slifka Center...