Thomas Palmer and Paul Messier will discuss the printing of the photograph in photo books from the perspective of their remarkable careers in the field—pushing the boundaries of what is possible in printing books while preserving the history of the photographic medium. Thomas Palmer’s extraordinary work printing photography began with his many projects with printer and artist Richard Benson and continues to his current work making digital separations of photographs. We will hear from Thomas stories about printing as it has changed and developed throughout his career.
The Yale Native American Cultural Center presents the third annual Indigenous Arts Night.
Celebrate music, visual art, dance, poetry, and more forms of creative imagination with Emcee Jairus Rhoades.
Historian Jill Newmark will discuss her research on Richard Henry Greene, the first African American to graduate from Yale University and a key figure in her new book Without Concealment, Without Compromise: The Courageous Lives of Black Civil War Surgeons.
Beverly Gage, John Lewis Gaddis Professor of History, will present on her new book G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century, winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.
Opening remarks by the curator, followed by an informal reception, to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit in Hanke Exhibition Gallery, located in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library.
This exhibit celebrates a portion of the Elizabethan Club’s rare book collections, largely assembled in the early 1910s by Alexander Smith Cochran, BA 1896, a young alumnus inspired by the Shakespeare lectures he attended while a student at Yale.
Join us for coffee and treats from 10:00-10:30 AM, followed by short readings by prize recipients from their contributions to an upcoming issue of The Yale Review. Hosted by Meghan O’Rourke, editor of The Yale Review.
The annual Windham-Campbell Prizes Festival closing event returns, featuring short readings by the 2023 recipients.
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil, based on the book Color Bar by Susan Williams.
Co-hosted by the Whitney Humanities Center.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a self-described Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist, recently completed a biography of the OG Queer Black Troublemaker, poet Audre Lorde. Join her for a trip through the poet’s life and a blessing including original archival materials from the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library.
Over a period of two years, starting in 2019 when he began work on his novel The Trees, Percival Everett made a series of paintings to commemorate the century anniversary of the Red Summer, a summer that saw so many lynchings in the United States. In the conversation and slide presentation, Everett and Crystal Feimster discuss the ways he uses oil paints, watercolors, and photographs of his own paintings to create portraits of an American landscape that is ever-present, but often conveniently ignored.